The VIP Petfoods team fought against difficult conditions to top a Porsche-full podium in the 9-1/2-hour endurance race at Hampton Downs last weekend.
The race was originally scheduled to be 12-hours in duration but lost almost a fifth of its time after thick early-morning fog covered the 2.8km North Island circuit.
When the event finally got underway at 9.30am, two and a half hours after the scheduled start time, Australians Klark and Tony Quinn and New Zealander Stefan Webling dominated the race from the outset in the VIP Petfoods 997 RSR.
The trans-Tasman trio qualified on pole position and led all but three of the 471 laps. When Tony Quinn crossed the finish line at 7pm, he had a 29-lap lead over the second-placed 997 GT3 of Australians Malcolm and Brett Niall and Clint Harvey.
Completing the trifecta for the German manufacturer were New Zealanders Denis Roderick, David Glasson and Aaron Harris in their 996 TT. (more…)