Dominic Storey hit the rolling start from 6th position in the #63 Mercedes-AMG GT3 after an extra warm-up lap due to the near-freezing early morning track conditions.
The team opted to follow the game plan which had been so successful at Phillip Island and handed the car over to Peter on lap 21 in 3rd. After a rapid refuel the number 63 Mercedes-AMG GT3 rejoined in 6th.
After an action packed 46 laps and with steel brakes smoking, Peter arrived back to the pits on lap 67 and after excellent double stint Dominic rejoined with four new tyres and a full tank of fuel (after pit stop correction) in 6th position.
The closing laps of the race were increasingly exciting with a number of cars retiring from minor incidents as the pressure mounted.
The first AMG home again finishing in 6th place with another 88 championship points the #63 Mercedes-AMG GT3 has shown both speed and reliability and is a serious contender for the 2016 Australian GT Endurance Championship.
“It was a solid weekend of racing for Dom and I. We grabbed a good bag of points toward the Endurance Championship. We didn’t quite have the ‘long stint’ pace today but I saw really positive signs in the single lap pace which will benefit us heading into New Zealand.” Peter said.
"I’m impressed to see we had another Australian GT Endurance race safety car free! Congratulations to George and Andrew Miedecke on their brilliant win and to Nathan Antunes and Jake Fouracre on such a great race."
"Huge thanks to our families, friends and sponsors who made the trip out to Eastern Creek today, it's a really nice feeling knowing we have that level of support".
The next round of the Australian GT Championship Endurance Series is at Hampton Downs Motorsport Park, New Zealand on October 28-30.
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