Simon Fallon wins Porsche GT3 title

CAMS PAYCE Australian Formula 4 Championship graduate Simon Fallon has secured the 2018 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge title.

It was a sensational season-long battle between Fallon and his championship rival Cooper Murray.

Murray was in the box seat to take out the title at Sydney Motorsport Park, but a stall and a collision on the start line in Saturday’s finale brought Murray’s season to an unfortunate end.

With Fallon being one of only two drivers to not record a DNF in the series, a third place podium finish for the round was more than enough for the Formula 4 Burson Auto Parts Rookie of 2016 to claim outright honours.

“It’s great to leave the 2018 season as the champion,” said Fallon on gt3cupchallenge.com.au.

“I entered the season with the hopes of a top three finish and I can’t thank the team enough for supporting me throughout the season.”

Fallon’s GT3 Cup win is the second consecutive year that a Formula 4 graduate has won the Porsche series, with Jordan Love victorious in 2017.

Fellow Formula 4 graduate Jimmy Vernon was victorious for the Sydney Motorsport Park weekend, recording two races wins in the process.

Three Formula 4 graduates finished the 2018 Porsche GT3 season inside the top ten, with Fallon champion, Vernon fourth, and Luis Leeds tenth.

Photo credit: gt3cupchallenge.com.au