WD-40 PHILLIP ISLAND SUPERSPRINT - BRIAN BOYD PREVIEW
- PAYCE Headquarters, Sydney NSW.
V8 Dunlop Series Race Event Preview.
PAYCE supported teams and drivers will be competing in the V8 Supercars (Scott McLaughlin and James Moffat) and V8 Dunlop Series (Richard Muscat, James Golding and Macauley Jones).
With the 2016 Australian motorsport season now in full swing, the action moves to the wide open spaces of Phillip Island this weekend.
V8 Dunlop Series Championship Hots Up for Phillip Island – Brian Boyd.
After the explosive excitement of the V8 Dunlop Series season opener at the Clipsal 500 meeting in Adelaide in early March, the teams and drivers have been raring to go racing again. The six week break between meeting one and two has been a lifetime for the guys and the teams and drivers are looking forward to another weekend of super-close racing, this time at Phillip Island.
The 2016 season is shaping up to be in the same competitive league as V8 Supercars, with new drivers and teams being announced over the break. Phillip Island promises to be a fantastic weekend.
James Golding a Deserved Dunlop Young Gun Recipient – Brian Boyd.
The Clipsal 500 delivered some great results for The Wilson Security GRM team, with James Golding being rewarded for his outstanding drive in the #99 Commodore with a second place. This is James' best result in the 2016 series so far, culminating in securing third spot on the leaderboard. This no doubt contributed to him recently being named first Dunlop Young Gun for the season - a title that recognises the rising stars of the sport.
With three PAYCE backed drivers competing in the series this year from two teams, the likelihood of friendly rivalry remains high. Richard Muscat is quickly adapting to touring cars after stepping out of a successful year in Porsche Carrera Cup. Richard's best placing of fifth in Adelaide augers well for his future in the category.
Young Macauley Jones from Brad Jones Racing also benefited from a full season in the category last year as well as some enduro drives. Macauley's fortunes were mixed at the Clipsal meeting, but showed he, along with the two youngsters from GRM, is well in the running for consistent top 10 finishes. His 5th placing in the second race put him in the top 10 on the leaderboard.
|Friday 15 April
2 x 40 minute practices (12.35am and 3.05pm)
|Saturday 16 April
1 x 20 minute qualifying (12.25pm)
Race 1 16 laps (3.15pm)
|Sunday 17 April
Race 2 16 laps (10.55am)
Race 3 16 laps (12.55pm)
Go Team PAYCE!