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Jacobson Faces Challenges At Clipsal.

 

Words by Owlpine Group.

 

Garry Jacobson has had a consistent weekend in the Super2 Series, as the reigning champion raced against a series of race clashes and red flags to finish 7th overall at the Clipsal 500 this weekend.

 

HIGHLIGHTS

 

  • Garry finished 4th and 6th in the Practice Sessions.
  • Garry qualified 4th with a time of 01:22.3415.
  • Garry’s best race results were two P7 finishes.

 

CLIPSAL 500 RECAP

 

 

Race 1 – Position 11

 

The opening Dunlop Super2 Series race was one of challenges for Garry Jacobson after an aggressive start to the race.

 

Battling the car setup, Jacobson ran at the front of the pack for most of the race but a late tap caused the number one car to lose balance and drop back to finish 11th.

 

 

Race 2 – Position 7

 

Jacobson made up ground in the second race of the day after starting in 11th and driving through a chaotic race to finish 7th.

 

Jacobson was pleased to move forward in the race but insisted there was more work to be done before Sunday’s final race.

 

 

Race 3 – Position 7

 

A controversial start to the race saw the starting race light fail, with several cars jumping the starts and several stopping causing a massive crash and red flag on the opening lap.

 

The safety car re-start saw Jacobson fall to eighth before moving past Jack Perkins in a late-race battle.

 

Jacobson believes he got as much as he could out of the car in the final race, and he is looking forward to working hard in the lead-up to Symmons Plains.

 

“THE CAR HAS CHANGED QUITE A BIT OVER THE OFF-SEASON SO THERE HAVE BEEN A FEW THINGS TO GET USED TO. OFF THE LINE IN RACE 1 I HAD A MEGA START BUT THE CAR WAS QUITE HARD TO DRIVE IN SOME PARTS OF THE TRACK SO I WAS BATTLING WITH IT QUITE A BIT. WE MADE A COUPLE OF IMPROVEMENTS ON SATURDAY WHICH WAS GOOD BUT I WAS STILL NOT QUITE WHERE I NEED TO BE IN THIS CAR. I THINK I GOT AS MUCH OUT OF THE CAR AS I COULD IN THE 3RD RACE. I LEARNED A LOT ABOUT THE CAR AGAIN AND THE CHANGES THAT WE MADE, WE MADE A POSITIVE DIRECTION WITH OUR SPEED BUT STILL A FAIR BIT TO GO IN TERMS OF BEING WHERE WE NEED TO BE. WE’LL BE WORKING VERY HARD NOW GOING TO SYMMONS PLAINS, LOOKING FORWARD TO FOCUSING ON THE NEXT ROUND. “

 

Jacobson will now prepare for Round 2 of the Super2 Series at the Tasmania SuperSprint on April 7-9, with all Races to be televised LIVE on Fox Sports.

 

 

DRIVER CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS

 

1st – Paul Dumbrell – Eggleston Motorsport: 292 points
2nd – Todd Hazelwood – Bigmate Racing: 284 points
3rd – Jack Le Brocq – Go Getta Racing: 258 points
4th – Macauley Jones – Payce: 240points
5th – Andrew Jones – Alliance Truck Parts: 212 points
7th – Garry Jacobson – Prodrive Racing Australia: 176 points