Australians in action as seasons reach pointy end

Monday 07 September, 2020
Jordan Love finished the 2020 Porsche Mobile 1 Supercup on a high.

It was another busy weekend for Australians competing around the world and motorsport.org.au looks at some of the major events. 

Moscatt fares well in WRC outing
It’s been a while since an Australian has featured in the World Rally Championship and RSEA Safety Motorsport Australia Rally Championship regular co-driver Dale Moscatt enjoyed his time on the world stage, co-driving for Estonain Karl Kruuda in the 2020 Rally Estonia.

Running a Volkswagen Polo GTI R5 in the WRC3 class, the duo had a slow start at the start of the 18-stage event, before recovering nicely and holding their own for the remainder of the event.

With an event high 11th outright on the 15th stage, Kruuda and Moscatt eventually finished the rally in an impressive 17th outright out of 44 crews, as well as claiming fifth in the WRC3 class.
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Love ends Supercup season on a high
The 2020 Porsche Mobile 1 Supercup season has come to an end after a brilliant finale during the Italian Grand Prix at Monza.

It’s been a debut year full of ups and downs for Jordan Love, but the West Australian has still performed well in the series and has been impressive in most races. Fittingly, the 2019 Porsche PAYCE Carrera Cup Australia winner finished the season on a high, putting on his best performance for the year with an outright top ten finish and a podium placing in the rookie class.

Starting from 11th after a decent qualifying session, Love showed maturity throughout the race and managed to work his way into the top 10 quite quickly before holding on for seventh place and claiming third in the rookie class.

Another familiar face racing in the series was 2018 Porsche PAYCE Carrera Cup winner Jaxon Evans, who finished the race in sixth place after starting from eighth.

Piastri on top with one round to go
Oscar Piastri now leads the FIA Formula 3 Championship over Prema teammate Logan Sargeant with just one round to go, but it didn’t come without its drama in an entertaining weekend for the category.

In Saturday’s race, a chaotic qualifying saw Piastri start in P15, but a superb drive from the Victorian saw him climb up the field and finish on the podium, while Sargeant was hit by Frenchman Clément Novalak and ended up 26th.

Novalak was in the thick of the action again on Sunday as he hit Piastri midway through the race and caused him to retire, giving a fast charging Sargeant every chance to reclaim the title lead.

However with just a few laps remaining, Sargeant, who had done so well to get within the top five, made contact with another teammate in Frederik Vesti and both retired from the race leaving Piastri to enjoy an eight point buffer ahead of the final round.

Alex Peroni was the best performing Australian on Sunday, with the Tasmanian finishing fifth place and putting a disappointing Saturday, where he finished 17th, behind him.

Calan Williams was another to have a tough Saturday race, with the West Australian making dropping from fourth to the back of the grid as a result of making contact with Peroni in the early stages. He was unable to do much better on Sunday and finished 18th outright.

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Jack Doohan’s tough season continued with the teenager ending the weekend with a 17th and 21st respectively.

The Championship’s final round takes place this weekend at the Tuscan Grand Prix 

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