Solomon claims Eggleston’s first AGT victory

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Matt Solomon has claimed victory in the third Australian GT Championship race as the category supports the Australian Grand Prix in Albert Park.

Solomon emerged on top following a dramatic race, which ended with a one-lap dash to the flag after a safety car period for a collision in the early stages.

Contact between Roger Lago and Tony Quinn saw the Lamborghini spin across the front of the pack which scattered to avoid the incident.

Despite their best efforts a number of others were caught up, including both M Motorsport Lamborghini’s, Dean Canto in the Taplin Real Estate Lamborghini, Craig Baird in the Scott Taylor Motorsport Mercedes-AMG GT3 and Tony D’Alberto in the Maranello Motorsport Ferrari 488 GT3.

The incident drew the safety car, with Andrea Montermini heading the pack at the restart.

The Vicious Rumour Racing Ferrari had taken control of the race from the race start, getting the jump on pole-sitter Nathan Morcom into the first corner.

Montermini then underscored his position at the head of the queue with a perfect restart, opening a comfortable gap to Morcom’s TEKNO Autosport McLaren 650S GT3 to win by just over a second in the dash to the flag.

However, on adjusted time it was Solomon who emerged victorious, taking his first win in the category ahead of Steve McLaughlan and Klark Quinn.

It also proved to be Eggleston Motorsport’s first ever Australian GT victory, and the second for the Mercedes-AMG GT3.

Motorsport news courtesy of Velocity Magazine; Australia’s leading monthly motorsport magazine. Buy online at vmag.com.au

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Mat is a contributor and looks after the motorsport content for the website. Based in Sydney but widely travelled, Mat Coch began reporting on Formula One in the mid-2000s. In the last decade he has contributed to websites and magazines globally and in 2014 he founded Velocity, Australia’s only monthly motorsport magazine. Passionate about motorsport, Mat is an expert on Formula One.
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