Sixteen car field for first Aussie prototype round
The brand new Australian Prototype Series has attracted a 16-car field for its opening round at Sandown this weekend.
There are five different makes of sports racers across four classes, with Josh Cranston (Wolf GB08), Jason Makris (West WX10), and Mark Laucke (West WX10) all set to contest the outright P1 class.
There are four cars in the seeded Kumho Cup class, with a second Wolf GB08, a Prince LSR, and two more Wests, and eight cars in the Radical class.
There is a single open-wheeler as well, with Terry Peovitis running his RFR Formula 1000 car.
“The reaction to the new, inclusive rule book has been positive and we are very pleased with the grid for the opening round,” said category manager Liam Curkpatrick.
“There are a lot of familiar faces, but it’s exciting to welcome some new names, especially those who have elected to do ‘double duty’ by entering their Radicals in their own APS class.
“There will be racing throughout the field and in true sportscar racing fashion, it will be a very diverse and open grid.”
The Sandown round is the first of five rounds that the all-new category will stage in 2017.
|2||Kumho Cup||Adam Cranston||Wolf GB08 Tornado|
|3||Radical||David Crampton||Radical SR3|
|4||FL1||Terry Peovitis||RFR F1000|
|5||P1||Josh Cranston||Wolf GB08 Tornado|
|6||Radical||Anthony Haggarty||Radical SR3|
|15||Radical||Simon Haggarty||Radical SR3|
|16||Kumho Cup||Mark Short||Prince LSR|
|31||Radical||Peter Paddon||Radical SR3|
|33||Radical||Michael Whiting||Radical SR3|
|35||Radical||Chris Sutton||Radical SR3|
|42||Radical||Phillip Hughes||Radical SR3|
|44||P1||Jason Makris||West WX10|
|53||Kumho Cup||Jonathan Stoeckel||West WR1000|
|55||P1||Mark Laucke||West WX10|
|66||Kumho Cup||John-Paul Drake||West WX10|
|68||Radical||Kim Burke||Radical SR3|
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