The third day would see at least one of the four favourites eliminated, and with two drivers from each team driving in each race it became a true team performance. Red Bull claimed the win in all three races, as well as two further podiums, to ensure a place in the Friday final. Lazarus and Williams claimed the remaining four podium spots, with Lazarus second in the Peugeot 905s and Peugeot 908s and Williams second in the Porsche RS Spyder Evo.
That meant that defending champions Veloce Esports, and fifth-place Total Performance Racing fell one round short of the final day, leaving Lazarus, Red Bull, and Williams to fight it out for the $35,000 first prize.
Now running all three drivers in each race, the final day’s events were more tactical than ever. However Betka immediately set about keeping his record intact, by winning the first race in the Audi R15s, in a Red Bull 1-2 ahead of Mallet. Race two saw the exact same result, with Betka leading Mallet home in the Porsche 919s. With nearest challenger Lazarus recording a 3-4 finish in the first race and third in the second race, it essentially meant Red Bull only needed one car higher than 6th to claim the title.
Williams did upset the form book however. After some underwhelming results in the Friday races, Kuba Brzezinski found his way to the front of the final race, in the Ferrari 458 GTE, and never looked back. Nevertheless, the man behind him was Betka once again, with Mallet rounding out the podium to give Red Bull a decisive victory.
In the Pro-Am category it was the three-man “LM Squad” of Johan Bergera, Alex Harrison, and Gary Mitchell, who took the overall win – with Mitchell putting in an unbeaten final day performance of three class wins from three – and the $17,500 first prize.
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