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TROPHY CLASS RETURNS TO AUSTRALIAN GT CHAMPIONSHIP FOR SANDOWN

The CAMS Australian GT Championship heads to Sandown Park Raceway next weekend for Round 3 of the season, with a field of 29-cars.

Following two highly thrilling rounds, the third event of the season welcomes back Trophy Class competitors.

An impressive field of nine Trophy Class entries are set to take part in the Sandown Park weekend, held as part of the Shannons Nationals.

The race weekend at Sandown will include two 20-minute practice sessions, two 20-minute qualifying sessions, and three 40-minute races running from May 11-13.

Trophy Class competitors have been welcomed into the Australian GT Championship for all sprint format events in 2018, with additional standalone events at Phillip Island and Winton later in the year.

Leading the Trophy Class standings after its opening round at Albert Park, Nick Kelly returns aboard his  Audi R8 LMS Ultra.

He’s one of three representatives of the German marque, which also includes Rio Nugara  and Matthew Stoupas.

Chasing Kelly in the standings is John Morriss, who is once again set to line up in the Motorsport  Porsche 911 GT3-R.

Joseph Ensabella  and the Seidler Group pairing of Chris and Luke Seidler will also fly the flag for Porsche.

The iconic Lamborghini brand will feature prominently in class with Jan Jinadasa  among the competitive field in his eye-catching Gallardo.

A crowd-favourite at the Grand Prix in March, the Chevrolet Camaro GT3 of Dale Paterson returns as he looks to take on the Europeans in his Reiter-built American racer.

Rounding out the Trophy Class entry list is Dave Stevens, whose  Ferrari 458 GT3 makes for a total of five different manufacturers in the nine-car field.

The Trophy Class entries will share the circuit with the Australian GT Championship entries, set to compete in their third round of the season.

A complete entry list of all classes will be released in due course.

# Team Car Drivers
12 Seidler Group Porsche GT3 Cup Car Chris Seidler/Luke Seidler
23 Kentucky Fried Chicken Audi R8 LMS Ultra Matthew Stoupas
34 Motorsport Leasing / RaceRamps Porsche 911 GT3-R John Morriss
43 Superfluid Ferrari 458 GT3 Dave Stevens
64 Aaron Laboratories Porsche GT3 Cup Car Joseph Ensabella
71 Dale Paterson Motorsports Chevrolet Camaro GT3 Dale Paterson
77 JJA Consulting Group Lamborghini Gallardo GT3 Jan Jinadasa
99 Industrie Audi R8 LMS Ultra Nick Kelly
188 E.A.T. Furniture Audi R8 LMS Ultra Rio Nugara

2018 Australian GT Trophy Series calendar
March 22-25: Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix
May 11-13: Sandown Park
June 1-2: Phillip Island
August 3-5: Sydney Motorsport Park
September 1-2: Winton

Source. Australian GT

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