SIN Schoots to the win

Ben Schoots in the SIN R1 has been unbeaten so far in 2022

The SIN R1 has been a missile in the 2022 Victorian Sports Car Championship, after a clean sweep at the opening round at Sandown the SIN Cars Australia team swept Round 2 at Winton Motor Raceway and now hold a 24 point lead in the series ahead of Jamie Lovett and Christian Fitzgerald.

While the SIN has been the missile to have a popular vehicle has been the Porsche GT3 Cup car which fills 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 7th and 8th in the series after two rounds showing it is a great option to get into Sports Cars.   Jamie Lovett placed a pair of 2nds at Winton and holds a 14 point lead to Christian Fitzgerald for 3rd now while Andrew Hall is just 2 points off the podium and Jacob Li sits 5th a further 20 points behind.

Sven Burchartz aboard his Porsche 996 GT3 RSR, a unique car with a striking livery

Michael Kokkinos in the sole Audi R8 LMS GT3 in the series is 6th and has had flashes of speed but a couple of tough rounds has kept him off the elusive podium for 2022, Phillip Island should suit the Audi a little more than Winton.

Debutant at Winton was also Chris Batzios in an AMG GT4, fresh off the opening round of the GT World Challenge round at Phillip Island the car proved a strong choice, the outright placing of 13th in the feature race belied the lap times the car is capable off as they get equipped with the AMG.  Sven Burchartz has been a dark horse so far, running a rare 996 GT3 RSR Porsche that is built to the older FIA GT2 rules for events like Le Mans, the car has been a consistent package in the 40 minute races and a pair of 9th’s at Winton backed up a season high of 8th overall at Round 1. 

The series heads to Phillip Island in May for Round 3, can one of the Porsche’s or an Audi knock off the SIN?  We will find out in a few weeks…

Chris Batzios in the Mercedes-AMG GT4 is brilliantly presented and a great package