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Race Wrap - R2 AEC

FSR DAYCO MOTORSPORT WINS AT MONZA!

In today's Australian Endurance Championship Monza 4 Hour race, Rhys Gardiner and Kurt Stenberg took to the track in the #100 machine, while Josh Burdon and Craig Edwards piloted the #104 GT Omega Racing AU / NZ car, both in Class A.

The cars started 2nd and 6th in class respectively, and the race got off to a good start for both cars, with Gardiner assuming the lead by the first corner. Unfortunately problems hit both cars early on, with #100 getting floor damage from an errant kerb, and #104 fell back after an attempted overtake went awry.

#104's fortunes worsened, with more contact with lower class cars, and when Edwards took over the car was spun and nearly wrecked by an out-of-control GT3 car. The GT Omega duo continued regardless to attempt to salvage positions, despite spending laps and laps in the pits.

Fortunately for #100 the damage was less. Taking 9 seconds of optional repairs when Stenberg took over meant that the car was fresh again after falling to 7th overall. No fast repairs to fall back on in this race! Stenberg fought back and drove well to recover most lost positions.

After Rhys took back over, 2nd place was in the bag. But at ten minutes to go, a shocking crash knocked TTL's #188 car out of the lead they had worked hard to get after a pit lane start. This promoted #100 to the race lead, and despite some minor fuel dramas, the Gardiner - Stenberg machine crossed the line to take #100's first win of the season, and the first AEC win for Dayco Motorsport since the last round of 2015. The Edwards - Burdon car crossed the line 17th in class, 7 laps down - but a fine recovery drive nonetheless.

The next round of AEC is at Watkins Glen, a 6 hour race on June 26. We have our momentum back and will be going for the win once again!


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