O’Keeffe puts himself back in TCR title contention

| Photographer Credit: Daniel Kalisz

Dylan O’Keeffe has sealed a perfect day at Queensland Raceway, taking two victories and dramatically reducing the big TCR Australia Series points lead that Will Brown had created.

Driving his Alfa Romeo, O’Keeffe made no errors, leading every lap of both of today’s 21 lap races and reducing the deficit to 55 points.

Russell Ingall continued his strong form in the #100 Castrol Audi RS 3, finishing with a pair of second place finishes, while Aaron Cameron (Volkswagen Golf) and Tony D’Alberto (Honda Civic Type R) took a third place finish each.

Brown’s results were compromised early in the weekend after an incident in Race 1 yesterday that dropped him back down the order. The young Toowoomban raced well to come back to 10th and eighth today, however, he found it hard to make the rapid progress through the field that we have seen from him in recent rounds.

Pole-sitter and Race 1 winner Jean-Karl Vernay was absent from today’s racing due to illness. He was replaced by Aaron Seton, who managed to score 14th and 11th in the two races.

The next round of the carsales TCR Australia Series will be held at Winton Motor Raceway which promises to deliver an action packed round.

TCR Australia Series Queensland Raceway, Race 3

Pos Driver Laps/Diff
1 Dylan O’Keeffe 21 Laps
2 Russell Ingall +1.207
3 Tony D’Alberto +2.240
4 Nathan Morcom +2.776
5 Aaron Cameron +3.171
6 John Martin +3.716
7 Jordan Cox +8.286
8 Will Brown +8.628
9 Leanne Tander +11.207
10 Jason Bright +16.391
11 Aaron Seton +18.908
12 Jordan Michels +19.555
13 Alex Rullo +27.723
14 Alexandra Whitley +33.185
DNF Molly Taylor
DNS Chris Pither
DNS Andre Heimgartner

Results Race 2

Pos Driver Laps/Diff
1 Dylan O’Keeffe 21 Laps
2 Russell Ingall +0.773
3 Aaron Cameron +1.480
4 Tony D’Alberto +7.481
5 Jordan Cox +8.188
6 Nathan Morcom +8.383
7 John Martin +10.546
8 James Moffat +10.878
9 Leanne Tander +11.441
10 Will Brown +11.800
11 Alex Rullo +15.430
12 Jordan Michels +15.990
13 Jason Bright +16.435
14 Aaron Seton +42.057
15 Molly Taylor +51.258
16 Chris Pither +1 Lap
DNF Alexandra Whitley Lap 20
DNS Andre Heimgartner
DNS Jean-Karl Vernay

Results Race 1

Pos Driver Laps/Diff
1 Jean-Karl Vernay 21 Laps
2 Dylan O’Keeffe +7.952
3 Russell Ingall +.571
4 Tony D’Alberto +12.343
5 Jordan Cox +13.295
6 Aaron Cameron +13.826
7 Nathan Morcom +14.907
8 Alex Rullo +21.352
9 James Moffat +24.349
10 Jason Bright +27.279
11 Alexandra Whitley +29.714
12 Jordan Michels +34.023
13 Leanne Tander +37.005
14 Molly Taylor +49.554
15 John Martin +1 Lap
16 Will Brown +1 Lap
DNF Andre Heimgartner
DNS Chris Pither

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