ASTC: Power Tour round one Super Tourers resutls

Super Tourers - Oran Park - Round One Troubled Gurr fights back in Super Tourers. Alan Gurr, driving the Searle family's BMW 320i, could consider himself unlucky in not winning the first leg of the opening round of the Power Tour's Super...

Super Tourers - Oran Park - Round One

Troubled Gurr fights back in Super Tourers.

Alan Gurr, driving the Searle family's BMW 320i, could consider himself unlucky in not winning the first leg of the opening round of the Power Tour's Super Tourers series. He was well ahead in the 18 lap event but was black flagged for oil leaking onto the exhaust. But he did take out the other two races beating home the Peugeot of Ric Shaw on both occasions.

With Gurr out, Peter Hills took over the lead in his Ford Mondeo went on to take the victory. Hills had been third in the early part, behind team mate Grant Johnson. The pair were involved in an early race dice that also included Shaw and Sam Dale (Mondeo).

Hills was eventually able to pull clear with Johnson taking second and Shaw third. Fourth across the line was 16-year-old Andre Morgan. Driving David Auger's Alfa Romeo from seventh, passing the Toyota of Paul Leabeater, then Dale before the finish.

Hills led the second race from the start but his Mondeo made a smokey retirement on the second lap handing the lead to Johnson who showed the way to Shaw until Gurr passed both. Dale finished fourth from Leabeater and Michael Kerslake in an Hyundai.

Johnson and Shaw diced for the early lead of race three as once again Gurr charged through from the back of the field. Race officials deemed that Johnson had jumped off the start prematurely and he was forced to make a stop/go pitstop.

Shaw led briefly before Gurr charged to the front and away for a strong victory. Morgan was third from Leabeater with Johnson next ahead of Malcolm Rea in a Toyota Carina.

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Series General
Drivers Grant Johnson , Ric Shaw , Alan Gurr , Peter Hill