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Albert Park Australian GT: Baird wins opener

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Albert Park Australian GT: Baird wins opener
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Mar 17, 2016, 8:18 AM

Craig Baird won today’s first Australian GT Championship at the Australian Grand Prix, despite finishing second on the road.

#4 Supabarn Supermarkets Audi R8 LMS: Marcus Marshall, James Koundouris and #1 JAMEC PEM Audi R8 LMS: Christopher Mies, Geoff Emery
#95 Miedecke Motor Group Aston Martin Vantage GT3: George Miedecke, Andrew Miedecke
#92 Modena Engineering BMW Z4 GT3: Ricky Capo
#7 Darrell Lea Aston Martin Vantage GT3: Tony Quinn
#1 JAMEC PEM Audi R8 LMS: Christopher Mies, Geoff Emery

Mercedes pilot Baird and Audi driver Chris Mies staged a race-long battle for the lead, with the German ultimately getting to the line first.

But not by enough. With no pit-stops during the 25-minute races at Albert Park, regular compulsory stop times are added to final race time – and that was enough to give Baird Race 1 honours despite being second on the road.

Mies was still classified second, ahead of the Audi R8 of Marcus Marshall.

Andrea Montermini was fourth in the brand new Ferrari 488 GT3 – which is running as an invitational car this weekend after its homologation papers didn’t come through – while George Miedecke was another to benefit from a shorter pit-stop time, taking fifth.

Justin McMillan was sixth, Cameron McConville seventh, Roger Lago eighth, while Dean Canto slipped down to ninth as times were applied.

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