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GT3 Cup Challenge - Queensland Raceway

We had our annual holiday to Maroochydore on the Sunshine Coast again this year. As luck would have it, the GT3 Cup Challenge had a round of their series at Queensland Raceway while we were up there and my GT3 Porsche specialist Peter Fitzgerald was competing. So we decided to drive the two hours each way to support Peter and watch the other events at this Shannons Nationals event.

Prepare to race - 2014

We watched a few practice and qualifying sessions of various classes while waiting for the GT3 twilight endurance ever to begin. The Shannons V8s were exciting, the Formula 3s were very fast, the Formula Fords ferociously competitive for first place and for last (literally) and the Sports Cars with the outrageous Alfa GTV were a visual and sonic delight.

Robin giving Peter some support or making him very, very nervous... - 2014

Peter qualified P2, only a poof-teenth away from pole. The start dropped him back to third and after 20 or so laps was still in the top 4, but a spin and some other 'operator errors' dropped him a little further down the charts by race end. The winner, John McCorkindale, a youngster from New South Wales, drove a stunning wire-to-wire victory.

Peter F @ speed - 2014

We really enjoyed the day. A sparse crowd was to be expected but you could mingle amongst the cars, chat to drivers, take pictures and generally have fun.

Twilight + Porsches = Awesome spectacle - 2014