Brock and Monaro score Nations Cup hat-trick. THE combination of Peter Brock and Holden Monaro cruised to a hat-trick of wins in the Cleanevent Nations Cup for GT sports cars at the Fosters Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne today. Following...
Brock and Monaro score Nations Cup hat-trick.
THE combination of Peter Brock and Holden Monaro cruised to a hat-trick of wins in the Cleanevent Nations Cup for GT sports cars at the Fosters Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne today.
Following wins on Thursday and Friday, Brock hit the front on lap six of today's eight-lap event after early leader Paul Stokell spun off the track with a rear-end mechanical problem and retired.
The pair had engaged in an entertaining battle in the early stages. Both broke the 2002 lap record of 2 minutes 2.518 seconds on lap four, but Brock's time of 2:01.37 stood as the new mark for the Nations Cup category.
Brock continued to a comfortable win ahead of Greg Crick, in a Chrysler Viper, and Denmark's Allan Simonsen, who scored his second podium result and Group Two class victory for the weekend.
The result in the GT Performance class was a repeat of the first two races, with Mark King in a Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VII leading home Graham Alexander in an identical car and Justin Hemmes in a Subaru Impreza STi.
Tomorrow's final Cleanevent Nations Cup race will be over 10 laps at 9.30 am.
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RESULTS, RACE 3 OF 4 (8 LAPS)
1. Peter Brock (Holden Monaro)
2. Greg Crick (Chrysler Viper)
3. Allan Simonsen (Ferrari 360 Challenge)
4. Mark Mayall (Porsche GT3 RS)
5. Martin Wagg (Porsche GT3 RS)
1. Allan Simonsen
2. Hector Lester (Ferrari 360 Challenge)
3. Rod Wilson (Maserati Trofeo)
1. Mark King (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VII)
2. Graham Alexander (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VII)
3. Justin Hemmes (Subaru Impreza STi)
Peter Brock 2:01.37 (record)
SPEED CHECK, Cleanevent Nations Cup
TIMETABLE: Sunday - 9.30 am Race 4 (8 laps).