The final round of the Australian GT Championships culminated with the coveted 101 endurance race at the Highlands Motorsport Park track on Sunday 15th November.
Morgan was the lead driver in the #28 Erebus Motorsport SLS and was joined by co-driver Jack Le Brocq from the Erebus stable of drivers. With the famed Le Mans style start, the lead driver was strapped into the car in their qualifying position and the co-driver was positioned at the end of pit lane and required to run a 200m sprint to release their respective car. Morgan and Jack qualified in 8th place and it was up to Jack to give Morgan the best possible start ahead of the 3 hour race. Jack didn’t disappoint, his blinding run saw Morgan exit pit lane in 4th place and within a few laps, Morgan was sitting comfortably in 3rd.
As the race progressed, the #28 car had to complete 3 compulsory pit stops with one of those including a driver change. As Morgan climbed into 2nd place behind the amazingly fast Ferrari of Lester and Smyth, he maintained position which saw him put in consistent laps and hold steady in 2nd place ahead of the Stix McLaren of Klark Quinn and Shane Van Gisbergen.
Morgan came in on lap 58 for his final pit stop and handed the car over in 2nd place to Jack Le Brocq. Jack held position until the safety car came out and picked up the #28 SLS as the lead car, putting Smyth in the Ferrari at the back of the field. After some momentary confusion, it was revealed that the Ferrari incurred a penalty due to missing the pit window on their last stop, which resulted in the #28 car taking the lead with 10 laps to go. Off the release by the safety car, Jack had the jump and stretch his lead ahead of Van Gisbergen in the McLaren and Meis in the Audi. It was another safety car period that brought the field back together and ultimately saw the remaining 7 laps a race of defence by Jack in a car that was struggling with tyres and brakes. With 3 laps to go, Jack gave a small window up the inside, which Van Gisbergen and Meis quickly took advantage of and passed the #28 car and quickly pulled away. Jack held strong in the closing stages and crossed the line in 3rd place.
Haber finished out the weekend in New Zealand with another podium finish and the pair of 22 year olds were honoured to stand alongside the factory drivers in the Audi and the seasoned drivers of Quinn and Van Gisbergen, who finished in first place.
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