TOURING CAR MASTERS AT BATHURST 1000 MT PANORAMA - 2018
- PAYCE Head Office, Sydney NSW.
Touring Car Masters Event Wrap Up with PAYCE MD, Brian Boyd.
Brian Boyd said the Touring Car Masters series thrilling as big V8s thunder up and down the mountain it is an awesome spectacle.
The Mount Panorama circuit is a public tourist road on non-race weekends originally constructed in 1938 as a scenic tourist drive and it remains one of the all-time favourite prestige circuits ranked among the great race tracks of the world.
The Mount Panorama circuit has a little bit of everything to challenge both cars and drivers. Noted as one of the fastest racing circuits in the world with cars hitting around 300kph coming along the Conrod straight, the race takes a gruelling six and a half hours to completion. Covering 1000 kilometers it is a test of both car and driver endurance and skill with tight winding curves as you approach the top of the mountain and fast flip-flop corners as you come down.
The whole PAYCE motorsport team were on their toes this weekend as the engineering team tuned up both cars and tyres to cover the varying conditions of the road. Team PAYCE drivers in fine form ready for the challenges imposed by the mountain run.
A fresh motor for JB - Brian Boyd
John Bowe arrived at Bathurst with a fresh motor in the #18 PAYCE/Wilson Security Torana, stated Mr Brian Boyd.
“The wet conditions and a few issues didn’t favour the Torana and so John found himself down in 7th and 8th in practice and qualifying respectively,” he said.
“However, JB rose to the challenge and came away with three podiums for the round. A win and two second places after classic battles with his main rival Steve Johnson, was indeed a fitting reward for strong drives in all three races, commented Mr Boyd.
“With John maintaining second place on the leaderboard to Steve Johnson, the final round could be a repeat of last year when the last race was the decider for the championship itself,” said Brian.
The Newcastle round over three point scoring races on 23-25 November is shaping up to be just as thrilling as it was in 2017.
|John Bowe||2nd (no change)|