Three-peat for Emery
Geoff Emery has made it three Australian GT Championships in a row.
Geoff Emery has clinched his third consecutive Australian GT Championship and the brand’s fifth in the last eight years.
14 November, 2019
It’s been a big year for Australian GT driver, Geoff Emery. Having already won the 2019 Australian Endurance Championship with Garth Tander in September, Emery has added his third consecutive Australian GT Championship as well – the first time an Audi driver has claimed both titles in the same year.
Emery sealed the result at Sandown with a fifth place in the second race, before going on to put the icing on the cake with a victory in the third race – a clear 3.6 seconds between his Team Valvoline Audi R8 LMS GT3 and the next competitor.
It was at Sandown in 2017 that Emery clinched his first Australian GT Championship, a sterling performance throughout that season made all the more impressive given that the year before, he had spent 10 months in rehab for a fractured vertebrae suffered in a serious crash at Barbagallo Raceway.
Since then, he has been the one beat in the series. After his initial victory in 2017, Emery successfully defended his title last year – again wrapping up the series with co-driver Garth Tander and with this year’s win making it three straight.
The win also represents the fifth Australian GT Championship for the Audi brand in the past eight years, with Mark Eddy taking the title in 2011 and Audi Sport driver, Christopher Mies, made the title his own in 2015.
Congratulations to Geoff Emery on another outstanding performance and to Melbourne Performance Centre who once again prepared the car and look after all Audi Sport customer racing operations in Australia.
It is the first time an Audi driver has won both The Australian GT and Endurance Championships in the same year
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