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Pirelli : Exotic Sports & GT Cars Head to Calder

Australia's most exotic sports and GT cars will take to the track this weekend for round two of the country's newest motorsport competition - The Pirelli Gran Turismo Championship.

To be held at Calder Park Raceway, round two will include three 25 minute practice sessions on Friday, two 20 minute practices and two 15 minute qualifying sessions on Saturday with the main racing event on Sunday consisting of three 20-minute sprint races.

Championship leader Rod Wilson in his Maserati Trofeo GT3 will attempt to hold off the competition expected to come from series regular Graeme Cook in his Porsche 996 RS and series new comer Ross Lilley in his Lamborghini to retain and increase his current 4 point marginal lead.

With a long front straight, numerous overtaking opportunities and a fine weather forecast, spectators can be assured of some exciting track action.

Round two of the PirelliGran Turismo Championship will be held on 25-27 April, at Calder Park Raceway.

Following all the action at Calder, competitors will compete in the first ever Pirelli Gran Turismo Championship endurance race at Queensland Raceway.

Top 5 2008 Pirelli Gran Turismo Championship Points

Rod Wilson - Maserati Trofeo GT3 (30 pts) Graeme Cook - Porsche 996 RS (26 pts)

Scott Lyddiard - Dodge Viper 99 (17 pts)

Roger Lago - 2006 Porsche 997 GTS (16 pts)

Jim Manolios - 2006 Maserati (12 pts)

2008 Pirelli Gran Turismo Championship Calendar

Round 2 - Calder Park, VIC - April 26-27

Round 3 - Queensland Raceway,QLD -May 17-18*

Round 4 - Winton, VIC - June 14-15

Round 5 - Adelaide International, SA -July 25-26*

Round 6 - Calder Park, VIC - August 30-31

Round 7 -Queensland Raceway, QLD - Sept 27-28

Round 8 - Winton, VIC - November 1-2

Round 9 - Wakefield Park, NSW - Nov 29-30*

April 2008