SWEET PODIUM FOR LUIS AT SANDOWN - RACE 1

In tough and testing Melbourne wintery conditions, Luis has taken a third place podium position, during Race 1 of Round 2, of the Porsche Michelin GT3 Cup Challenge Australia series, at Sandown.

The podium is the second one of the season for the former Red Bull junior and has seen Luis add more points to his championship challenge.

Victorian Simon Fallon took the victory over Chelsea Angelo and Max Vidau, with Leeds closing to within 3 tenths of a second on the final lap but Vidau was later handed a post race penalty which saw Luis claim third spot.

Vidau was the leading driver from the start, while pole-sitter Cooper Murray dropped down the order after a slower launch off the line. It didn’t taken Murray long to reach the leading duo and eventually challenge Vidau for the lead on the final corner of lap four. Contact between the two saw Vidau lose a position to Fallon while Murray returned to the pits with a puncture; the impact of which was lessened due to a safety car period at the same time to retrieve Tom Taplin from the turn nine gravel.

While Vidau was challenging Fallon in the closing laps, while Angelo continued to pressure the leading duo. When Vidau went for the lead on lap 13, Angelo capitalised and ultimately passed the round one winner and move into second place.

Fallon ultimately claimed the lead from Angelo in second, the best result of the season for the leading duo. Murray recovered to finish eighth outright and fifth in class.

RACE 2 + 3 - SUNDAY 13/5/18