The 2016 Australian GT Championship gets underway in Adelaide on 3 March 2016, and Beechwood Homes will again support an entry.
Beechwood has once again linked up with Nathan Antunes, who will be joined behind the wheel by Elliot Barbour.
Nathan has changed manufacturers from Audi and this year will be sitting in an awesome looking and sounding McLaren 650S GT3, supported by TEKNO Autosports. McLaren recently took out the 12 hour race at Bathurst last month so Nathan and Elliot are confident that they have a car that can deliver several pole positions and podium finishes.
This year, the GT3s will be competing in two championships, a sprint series over 6 races (which starts in Adelaide this week) and an endurance series over 4 races (which starts in a few months).
There is a full grid for the first race in Adelaide, which includes 3 other McLaren 650Ss (including one driven by TV personality Grant Denyer), 6 Audi R8s, 5 Mercedes AMGs, 3 Lamborghini R-EXs, 2 Lamborghini Gallardos, 3 Porsches, 2 Ferraris, and 2 BMWs including a brand new BMW M6.
This week’s Adelaide event will be contested over 3 x 40 minute races. The current schedule is:
Thursday (3 March) Practice and Qualifying
Friday (4 March) Race 1 - 11.55am (Sydney time)
Saturday (5 March) Race 2 - 9.10am (Sydney time)
Sunday (6 March) Race 3 - 8.30am (Sydney time)
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Nathan returns to Adelaide as defending champion after winning last year’s round with two victories and a third place. TV coverage will be provided on Fox Sports 5 (Channel 506) in conjunction with the V8 coverage.
We wish Nathan and Elliot all the best for the coming season.