Graduate catch up

2016 Burson Auto Parts Rookie of the Year Simon Fallon has carried on his podium performance from The Bend to return to the podium at Sandown in the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge.

Fallon won two out of the three races, but narrowly missed out on the round victory to fellow rival Cooper Murray.

Luis Leeds also returned to an Australian podium for the first time at Sandown, bringing home his 23Red Racing Porsche in third for the round – after a string of podium finishes.

Fallon is third in the overall standings on 258 points, ahead of Leeds and 2015 graduate Jimmy Vernon.

In the Super2 Series, a raft of Australian Formula 4 graduates raced for the third round at Barbagallo.

2016 Australian Formula 4 Champion Will Brown is the best placed graduate in the series standings, eighth overall in his Eggleston Motorsport prepared Holden Commodore.

Tenth placed Brad Jones Racing’s Jack Smith is ahead of Tickford Racing’s Thomas Randle, who enjoyed a breakthrough performance recently in Barbagallo.

Smith’s teammate Zane Goddard and Grove Hire’s Brenton Grove are also eager to improve on their results.

Racing at Winton this weekend will the V8 Touring Car Series, with Australian Formula 4 graduates locking out the first three spots on the points table after one round.

Jack Smith, who is performing double-duties with the Super2 Series this year, is ahead of Zak Best and Tyler Everingham in the standings.

In German Formula 4, last year’s Australian runner-up Liam Lawson this weekend embarks on his third round at the Lausitzring – supporting the DTM Championship.

Lawson is currently fourth in the standings with Van Amersfoort Racing.