Words by Owlpine Group.
Garry Jacobson has shined as a Supercars Championship Endurance Co-Driver at the Bathurst 1000, after racing the majority of laps for Mega Fuels Racing in the treacherous wet conditions.
> Garry finished P10 in his first Practice Session.
> Garry lead two laps of the Race.
> Garry finished P8 in his first Supercars Bathurst 1000 Race.
Race 20 – Position 8
Jacobson began the Bathurst 1000 weekend on a high, finishing P10 against a series of experienced Supercars Co-Drivers in his first practice session.
Bright later finished P9 in Qualifying, and moved into P8 in the Top Ten Shootout the following day.
Jacobson’s first Bathurst Supercars Race was highlighted by a starring drive in wet conditions where he powered into the lead for two laps in his first stint.
Prodrive elected to run Jacobson for more laps than most of the other endurance drivers, with Bright doing fewer laps than the reigning Super2 champion.
Jacobson’s skilled driving in the wet was applauded by many in Pit Lane, as he kept the car on-track and in contention for a podium for his stints in the 161 Lap Race.
The #56 MEGA Fuels entry was the highest placed Prodrive-run Ford FG X at the end of the day, with Bright crossing the line to give the duo a P8 result after 7 hours and 15 minutes of racing.
Jacobson and Bright are now sitting 14th in the Pirtek Enduro Cup Standings.
Jacobson will now prepare for the final round of the Endruo Pirtek Cup at the Gold Coast 600 on October 20-22, with all Races to be televised LIVE on Fox Sports.