- by APS MEDIA
Capo claims first ever Prototypes round win
Praga Racing ANZ’s Ricky Capo has won Round 2 of the GC Marine Australian Prototype Series at Queensland Raceway.
The weekend saw three epic races, with the opening and closing races the pick of the bunch, with close racing across all classes and competitors
There was action aplenty in Sunday’s final race, including contact on the final lap between Drake and GC Marine’s Jason Makris. That incident allowed Capo to cruise to the chequered flag and ultimately claim his first ever APS round victory.
Drake and Makris went toe-to-toe throughout the 19-lap encounter, before the pair made contact, sending Makris into the gravel and a DNF, while Drake managed to recover and claim fourth.
Despite Drake’s two race wins across the weekend, Capo’s consistent performances saw him edge Drake for the round win.
Ready Set Reline’s Ryan Godfrey and Hughes Supercar Services’ Phillip Hughes also benefitted from the tangle up front, sailing into second and third respectively for Sunday’s third and final race.
That result also allowed Godfrey to secure third outright in the round standings.
Capo was understandably thrilled to secure his first round victory since debuting in the Series this season.
To walk away with the round win, I am over the moon,” Capo said.
“It was all to play for. Big credit to Euro Motorsport and Praga Racing ANZ, because I think going into this round we knew we didn’t have the fastest car.
“This track is really straight line dominant, but we made some slight tweaks to the car over the weekend and managed to pull it all together at the end.”
In Class 1, Dyson Song claimed the round win, while in the Radical Class, Peter Clare beat Bill Medland to the round win.
Earlier in the day, Drake cruised to victory in race two, edging out Capo by more than two seconds. Hughes was a further 10 seconds behind the pair to claim the final spot on the race two podium.
The GC Marine Australian Prototype Series heads to South Australia in October for its next encounter, as part of the Shannons Motorsport Australia Championships at The Bend Motorsport Park on 22-23 October.