Australian GT Series News: Crick takes pole in first qualifying session for 2012
Greg Crick takes pole in the first Australian GT – protected by Sargent Security qualifying session for 2012.
Crick recorded a time of 1.22.3150 in his MOPAR 75th Anniversary Dodge Viper to just edge out Peter Hackett in the Team Erebus Mercedes-Benz SLS
"That was a scarily fast lap" admitted Crick. "I took turn 8 flat out for the first time and I’m not really sure I want to do that again. It was on the absolute limit and I actually scraped the wall on the exit, there wasn’t a millimetre spare."
Klark Quinn in his VIP Petfoods Porsche GT3-R was third, ahead of James Brock in the second Team Erebus Racing Mercedes-Benz SLS and Peter Edwards in the Maranello Racing Ferrari 458 GT3.
The class structure for the Australian GT Championship – protected by Sargent Security has expanded to cater for four classes of exotic racer’s in 2012. Andrew Taplin (Supaloc Racing Lamborghini Gallardo GT3) has claimed fastest qualifier status in the GT Challenge class, John Modystach (Prosurv Porsche 997 GT3 Cup) in the GT Trophy class and the two driver team of Darren Berry and Paul Stockell (Clipper Motoryachts Ginetta G50) in the GT Sports class.
Race one is a one hour twilight race at 6.15pm on Saturday with a compulsory pit stop and optional driver change. Race two follows on Sunday morning with a 30 minute race also with a compulsory pit stop format.