Established more than five years ago by Melbourne’s Justin McMillan, M-Motorsport has campaigned a succession of Reiter Engineering-built products in events across Australia and New Zealand, recently adding China to their schedule – building a reputation in the process as a team capable of competing with the best in the world.
Just recently M-Motorsport’s rising star Glen Wood gained further kudos for the team, with victory on the streets of Townsville in the Australian GT ‘sprint’ championship, adding to past race wins, including success on the streets of Adelaide alongside team-boss Justin McMillan.
Competitive on track, the M-Motorsport Interlloy/Wilson Storage operation is one of the most visible in Australian motorsport, from their pristine black and orange liveried #48 Lamborghinis and KTM to the menacing all black B-double transporter in the paddock, the operation is well respected up and down pit lane, whilst their partnership with Interlloy especially is one of the longest running in the category.
Supported by McMillan in Adelaide to kick off the new year, Yasser Shahin at the Australian Grand Prix and Peter Major during the Australian GT Championship Endurance season opener at Phillip Island, Wood has been a contender, the popular Victorian though a standout on the streets of Townsville to kick off the second leg of season 2017.
“Everything just came together and the car was flawless,” Wood admitted. “We were right on the money straight out of the truck, and the circuit just suited me and the car, and the team just kept it all ticking over. Certainly a big part of the result was car preparation, Justin’s team have always presented a first-class car, and that weekend, the team and the preparation were certainly the key.”
Across a weekend that saw three 43-minute sprint races, Wood was never outside the top three, qualifying third behind European star Kelvin van der Linde in the first session, the Interlloy/Wilson Storage star was quickest in session two, leading home a Lamborghini Gallardo 1-2. In race one he was never far from the lead, crossing the line third, before delivering a knockout blow in race two to take his first win of the season weathering a late storm from van der Linde.
Race three saw another podium finish despite leading through the early stages, the overall result for the weekend though, another top points scoring effort for the #48 M-Motorsport team, Wood’s 178-points well clear of van der Linde and team-mate Geoff Emery, the result rocketing the Victorian back into the overall top ten in points despite missing a complete round in Western Australia.