Albert Park Australian GT: Quinn wins bizarre shortened race

Tony Quinn won a shortened third Australian GT race at Albert Park – despite being one of the drivers involved in the race-shortening caution.

The 25-minute race couldn’t have gotten off to a worse start, Quinn’s Aston Martin making contact with Roger Lago on the exit of Turn 2, which sent Lago’s Lamborghini into a spin.

That spin wound up catching out both Dean Canto and Craig Baird, all three cars ending up stranded on track with damage.

Following a lengthy Safety Car period, the race was finally re-started as a one-lap dash, Ferrari driver Andrea Montermini crossing the line first ahead of the McLarens of Klark Quinn and Nathan Morcon.

However, with the field so tight, the order was given a major re-shuffle when the compulsory stop times were added, with Tony Quinn elevated all the way from 12th on track to first place.

Matt Solomon (Mercedes) was pushed up to second from P9, with Steve Mclaughlan going from P13 to third.

The on-track podium finishers, meanwhile, were ultimately classified fourth (K Quinn), seventh (Morcom), and 15th (Montermini).

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Series Australian GT
Event Albert Park
Track Albert Park Circuit
Drivers Tony Quinn
Article type Race report