PAYCE has had a long relationship with this rising young star in the Brad Jones Racing team, providing support in his early racing career in the open wheeler categories of the Australian Formula Ford Championship, where he was crowned ‘Rookie of the Year’ in 2012, and the Toyota Racing Series in New Zealand in 2014.
Last year was his first full year participating in the Dunlop Series after earlier contesting a number of rounds for the first time. Debuting the new PAYCE livery on a Holden Commodore VE2 in Perth in 2015, Macauley impressed in the car’s first outing to finish 5th out of a field of 25 in the final race of the meeting. He finished 12th overall in the 2015 Dunlop Series season, while also making his V8 Supercars debut co-driving in the Pirtek Cup endurance races.
In 2015, he was the winner of the FIA Young Drivers Excellence Academy – Oceanic Division that earned him a place in workshops overseas, where he learnt new skills behind the wheel from leading instructors from the international motorsport world, including Formula One.
2016 is the second year competing in the Dunlop Series with primary sponsorship support from PAYCE. He will compete in all seven Dunlop Series rounds this season in a ‘next-gen’ Holden Commodore VF that was raced last season by the team in V8 Supercars and is similar to the one he drove in the enduros. As Macauley works full-time in the team’s workshop as a mechanic on his own car, he will be keeping a close eye on its preparation throughout the year.
Fitness is a top priority for Macauley and he focuses on his health, training and good eating habits, as well as spending a lot of time working out in his home gym and competing in cross-fit competitions.