Simonsen Wins Again In Oz
Allan Simonsen has just wrapped up his 2006 racing season, at Phillip Island, with two wins out of two in Ted Huglin’s Ferrari 360 – plus a new GT lap record.

Philip Island saw the final round of the Cue Sports Car Enduro Championship – and in his sprint race, Simonsen took pole and ran away to the win, while Ted Huglin started seventh and finished third in his sprint race.

The final one hour race of the three event championship saw a familiar result – clear victory for Simonsen and Huglin.

Simonsen has taken pole at every event and won at every event in the short series, which started at Sydney's Eastern Creek, then headed to Queensland Raceway and ended at the fast and spectacular Phillip Island circuit.

Commenting on his season in Europe, the Dane explained that “some things were a bit disappointing like the mechanical DNFs in the Le Mans Series and the unbalanced parity in GT3, but that’s racing. I think it’s important to point these things out because otherwise people only see my result as a DNF and they might think it’s due to driver error or a crash. At Spa (for the Le Mans Series race - below) we crashed, but that was because the track was blocked and I was hit by others coming out of Eau Rouge at full speed. I've has a number of tyre blowouts as well so all in all I am happy with my driving and I know those that I have had the pleasure of working with are also pleased with my efforts.”

He began his European season with a win and second place, with Hector Lester, in the opening FIA GT3 event at Silverstone in May (below) - and has now ended his year with two more wins down under.

Simonsen heads back to Denmark for some “R and R” now, but we’ll catch up with him early in the new year.


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