Tony Ricciardello has rewritten the record books yet again by claiming an impressive tenth Kerrick Sports Sedan Series championship at the Phillip Island Grand Prix circuit today.
Courtesy of three second places, Ricciardello secured the points necessary to eliminate any chance of Daniel Tamasi or Jack Perkins (now tied for second place in the title) snatching away the lead, thanks to a 184 points buffer (a maximum of 180 points is on offer at the final round).
PERKINS DOMINATED THE WEEKEND – TAKING OUT THE QUALIFYING AND RACE LAP RECORDS, TOP QUALIFYING TIME, WINNING ALL THREE RACES AND TAKING OUT THE ROUND VICTORY.
The Holden Racing Team Supercars driver was chasing the race lap record all weekend after running a blistering 1m 26.6s effort in qualifying, finally getting it done in the second-last race lap of the weekend after coming agonizingly close on a number of occasions.
The podium was rounded out by Daniel Tamasi, courtesy of two third places (race one and three) and a fourth (race two).
“IT IS AN AMAZING FEELING (TO TAKE 10 TITLES), IT IS PRETTY BIG,” SAID RICCIARDELLO AFTER HOPPING OUT OF THE CAR.
“It has been a big journey for us and I think the car has made its mark in the history books.
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The Kerrick Sports Sedan Series now looks ahead to its final round, to be held at Sydney Motorsport Park across 11-13 November.