Brown seals third QTCC title

Chris Brown. Picture: Fifotos Motorsport Media

Chris Brown sealed his third Queensland Touring Car Championship title at Queensland Raceway over the weekend.

The final Group A/Overall standings saw Brown add to his 2012 and 2013 QTCC titles, with Gary Lange second, and 2019 champion Chris Sharples third.

After taking four round victories Brown (Holden Commodore) was the favourite heading into the final round at Queensland Raceway, however the ever-consistent Gary Lange (BMW E46 M3) also remained in contention for the title.

In Race 1, Brown took the chequered flag ahead of Peter Bray (Holden Commodore), and Lange.

Brown made it back-to-back wins in Race 2, with Bray, and Lange also remaining on the podium.

In Race 3, Brown secured a hat-trick of wins, finished ahead of Bray, while Michael Woodcroft (Holden Torana) stepped onto the podium.

Bray took the chequered flag in Race 4, finishing ahead of Brown, and Lange.

In the fifth and final race, Bray finished first, ahead of Brown, and Lange.


Nathan Marks. Picture: Fifotos Motorsport Media

Nathan Marks secured the QTCC Group B Championship in the final round at Queensland Raceway.

In his first QTCC Season Marks (BMW E36 M3) had dominated proceedings winning three of the five rounds, to go into the final event with a 2067-point advantage over Ben Malpass (BMW E36 M3), with Nick Linton (Holden Commodore) a further 850 points off the lead.

In Race 1, Malpass finished first, ahead of Richard Gresham (BMW E30), and Marks.

Marks claimed the Group B class victory in Race 2, with Gresham finishing runner-up for the second consecutive race, while Linton completed the class podium.

Malpass secured the victory in Race 3, with Gresham, and Linton finishing on the podium.

Marks returned to the top step of the podium in Race 4, finishing ahead of Gresham, and Darren Dakin (Holden Commodore).

In Race 5, Malpass claimed his third win of the weekend, as Gresham claimed his fifth consecutive second-place finish in class, as Linton, and Marks both recorded DNFs in the season finale.

The final Group B Championship standings saw Marks first, finishing fourth in the overall standings in the process, with Malpass second, and Linton third.

Hudson James. Picture: Fifotos Motorsport Media

Hudson James secured the QTCC Group C Championship in 2022.

Group C saw James (Holden Commodore) take a comfortable 528-point lead into the final round with Dean Wort (BMW E46) only 185 points in front of third-placed Ettore Vosolo (BMW E36).

In Race 1, Vosolo finished first ahead of James, and Paul Bonaccorso (Ford Falcon).

James claimed his first class victory of the weekend in Race 2, with Bonaccorso, and Vosolo sealing podium finishes.

In Race 3, James claimed back-to-back class wins, with an outright fourth finish to boot, with Bonaccorso, and Vosolo on the podium once again.

Vosolo returned to the top step of the podium in Race 4, coming home ahead of Bonaccorso, while Matt Corney (BMW 318is) finished third.

In Race 5, Bonaccorso claimed his first win of the weekend, with Vosolo second, and James third.

The final Group C Championship standings saw James first, Vosolo second, and Wort third.

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