Cooper Murray – Winton Wrap Up

I had a ripper weekend at Winton! I managed to maintain consistency throughout the weekend, which is what I set out to do, so I’m really happy with how the weekend went.

I got off to a great start, taking out pole position in both of Friday’s practice sessions. With my eyes firmly set on the Jim Richards Endurance Trophy – which would be decided in Saturday’s Race 1, I was determined to give myself the best chance and ensure I qualified up the front – which I managed to do and maintained pole.

Race 1 didn’t quite go to plan – I didn’t get a great start, whilst at the same time, a crash on the start line brought out a yellow flag which spoiled my perfect start, forcing me to loose a few positions. As the race went on, I was able to fight through the pack and pick up some positions, where I finished up P2 and managed to claim the Jim Richards Endurance Trophy.

Sunday’s Race 2, I managed to claim back pole position to Fallon, where it was a tight victory, but crucial in adding points to my Championship standing as Fallon had also taken the Championship lead from me after Race 1.

Race 3 was the final race for the weekend, where I took out pole position, regained the Championship lead, whilst I also took out the over all round win for the weekend. The goal now is to beat Simon (Fallon) at the final round and get as many points as possible to hopefully come away with the title.

A huge thanks to the crew at Ashley Seward Motorsport for giving me an incredible car all weekend and also a big thank you to all my sponsors for your on going support!

Now to start preparing for the final round of the Porsche Michelin GT3 Cup Challenge to be held at Sydney Motorsport Park, September 21-22.