Fraser Ross takes the lead in the Australian GT Championship

Sydney Motorsport Park proved a successful track for Fraser, as he took over the Australian GT Championship lead, 16-points ahead.

After finishing 4th and 2nd in Friday’s two qualifying sessions, the combined sessions meant the 27-year old would start P3 for Race 1 – which is where he would finish Friday’s afternoon race.

After tuning the car up on Friday night in hope of some better race pace and tyre life, the car was feeling relatively quick for Race 2. However, a safety car towards the end of the session put a stop to passing opportunities, leaving Ross to cross the line in 4th.

As Ross took the Championship lead, he was determined to continue to extend the lead come the final race for Round 5. Race 3 saw the #59 McLaren GT finish in 3rd position, whilst also claiming 3rd over all for the weekend.

“It was a great result in terms of the Championship! Coming away with a podium result was fantastic, but it was made all the more satisfying with us now leading the Australian GT Championship. We will ensure we continue the momentum heading into the final round of the AGT at Hampton Downs to ensure we clinch the title. Very proud of the McElrea Racing crew, our efforts are paying off – but we must finish off the job! Looking forward to the fight in NZ!”

The final round of the Australian GT Championship will take place at Hampton Downs, New Zealand – October 13 – 14.