27 October 2001 / Race 2, Round 7 - Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, Australia Stokell Takes Another Honda Indy 300 Win For Lamborghini LAMBORGHINI driver Paul Stokell continued an unbeaten run in round seven of the Megamantis.com Australian...
27 October 2001 / Race 2, Round 7 - Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, Australia
Stokell Takes Another Honda Indy 300 Win For Lamborghini
LAMBORGHINI driver Paul Stokell continued an unbeaten run in round seven of the Megamantis.com Australian Nations Cup Championship with a second victory on the Surfers Paradise Indy street circuit today.
After winning pole position and yesterday's first of three races, Stokell today cruised to a 2.1 second win over Porsche driver Peter Fitzgerald.
Fellow Porsche driver and Meguiars Drivers Championship leader Jim Richards had to settle for third in the six-lap event after coming off second best in a dispute with Fitzgerald for the first corner.
Richards saw his points advantage further eroded by Stokell's late-season charge from second in the standings.
Stokell's strong performance this weekend in the V12-engined Lamborghini Diablo has pulled back 21 points from Richards, although the defending Nations Cup champion still has a healthy 109-point buffer with one round still to be run this season.
The third and final leg of round seven will be run tomorrow.
RESULTS (Race 2, 6 laps):
1. Paul Stokell (Lamborghini Diablo)
2. Peter Fitzgerald (Porsche GT3)
3. Jim Richards (Porsche GT3)
4. Tony Quinn (Porsche GT3)
5. David Scaysbrook (Porsche GT3)
6. Geoff Morgan (Chrysler Viper ACR)
Fastest race lap: Stokell 2:00.96 (record)
2001 MEGUIARS DRIVERS CHAMPIONSHIP (after Race 1): 804 points Jim Richards, 695 Paul Stokell, 676 Peter Fitzgerald, 581 Geoff Morgan, 544 Tony Quinn, 465 D'arcy Russell.
Pole - Fitzgerald (Porsche) 2 min. 00.03 sec.
Race 1 - Richards (Porsche), Williamson (Porsche), Bradbury (Porsche).
Race 2 - Richards, Fitzgerald, Noske (Ferrari).
Race 3 - Fitzgerald, Stokell (Lamborghini), Richards.
TIMETABLE: Sunday - 10.45 Race 3 (6 laps).