Endurance Love

Jordan Love has etched his name in Porsche history, taking the Jim Richards Endurance Trophy title at Queensland Raceway, after securing the final 40-lap race in the series.

The West Australian maintained a healthy lead after passing Brenton Grove early in the race, with the win handing the Porsche Junior driver the Trophy and a healthy 70-point lead in the outright Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge standings.

“I’m thrilled to secure the Jim Richards Endurance Trophy, which was certainly my key focus heading into today,” Love said.

“We had a great race, though it didn’t come easily; the weather was fairly hot and I wasn’t wearing a cool suit, so it proved testing throughout the race.

“I am stoked with the outcome.”

Once Grove lost the lead, he continued to drive a consistent race placing him second in the race and the Trophy standings.

Anthony Gilbertson was unchallenged in third, which also handed him third in the Trophy’s 2017 standings.

South Australians John Karytinos and Sam Shahin finished fourth and fifth respectively, while John Morriss came from the rear to round out the top six.

The Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge will have two further races today, which will wrap up their penultimate round for the season.