The Eggleston Motorsport team mixed things up today starting Peter Hackett in the #63 Mercedes-AMG GT3. Dominic Storey did an incredible job to keep up with Miedeke and Antunes in the mildly comical Le Mans Start, with Hackett emerging from the pits in 3rd position.
After jostling for position with the other Mercedes-AMG GT3 driven by Craig Baird, Hackett was nudged into the tyre wall early on. In an astonishing display of skill Hackett kept control of the car and the race picking off the leaders lap by lap to emerge in front.
Showing the form which has made him one of the greatest GT drivers in Australian history Hackett lead the field for the majority of his 46 laps leaving the car with Storey in 1st position.
After a long compulsory pit stop, Dom charged through the field from 12th position.
The #63 Mercedes-AMG GT3 finished the Highlands 101 in 5th position after a late altercation with the Antunes Audi. After a year of incredible highs and devastating lows the Hackett/Storey combination emerged with enough championship points to place them second in the 2016 CAMS Australian GT Endurance Championship behind Grant Denyer and Nathan Morcomb.
“This was my first year back racing in a brand new AMG and the first year Dom and I have paired as a team, I am blown away that we have been able to achieve so much” said Hackett.
"The field was seriously fast today, I’m glad we stayed out of trouble, between Bairdo [Craig Baird] and us I’m pretty sure we demonstrated what the AMG-GT3 is capable of” he said.
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