Words: Acclaim Media
Garry Jacobson has taken his first win as a Nissan pilot aboard the MEGA Racing Altima in the second Dunlop Super2 Series race in Adelaide this morning, his career sixth win in the category.
Starting on the outside front row, Jacobson got the best of the run into the Senna chicane and assumed the lead over yesterday’s victor, Paul Dumbrell.
The 25-year-old from Shepparton was building a lead until a Safety Car bunched the field.
Showing the poise that took him to the 2016 Supercars Development Series crown – Jacobson maintained and extended the lead once the race restarted.
The run to the flag was made easier for Jacobson – who has also drawn support from Rabble.Club – by a battle taking place behind for second.
Jacobson was comfortably in front when the chequered flag flew and saluted the MW Motorsport team as he drove past.
It is the fourth win for the Nissan Altima in the Dunlop Super2 Series, Jacobson’s sixth and first since Phillip Island last year.
The win brings him to equal top of the Dunlop Super2 Series with a final 19-lap race to take place tomorrow at 1:05pm Adelaide time (1:35pm Australian Eastern Daylight Savings Time).
Coverage of the final race will be live on Fox Sports with subsequent coverage on Network TEN.
Garry Jacobson is supported by MEGA Racing, Rabble.Club – along with Challenger Valves and Actuators, Exedy, McQuinn Electrical and MGA Insurance Brokers.
QUOTEBOARD: GARRY JACOBSON:
“What a great feeling to take my first win in the MEGA Racing Nissan,” said Jacobson.
“We knew we’d be starting on the cleaner side, so the start was better today. When I came out of turn two and saw I had the clear air in front of me, I knew that we had the pace underneath us.
“It is very special to win here – especially for the MEGA guys, Nissan – and to get a result for MW Motorsport so early in the season.
“Nissan have selected me to be their driver to hold the flag in Super2 and I feel it is the right thing to do to pay it back.
“We just have to keep putting in the effort and we’re getting the support we need, so I think the results will come from that.
“We’ve been learning more about the car and it’s characteristics with every lap and improving all the time. We know what we have to do to improve it and we’re working on it to get the job done.
“It’s awesome to be back on top again but we’re not getting too far ahead of ourselves. There is still another race tomorrow!”
Sunday, March 4
Race 3: 1:05pm-1:35pm – 19 Laps
DUNLOP SUPER2 SERIES CALENDAR:
Adelaide 500 – March 1-4
Tasmanian Super Sprint – April 6-8
Perth Super Sprint – May 4-6
Townsville 400 – July 6-8
Sandown 500 – September 14-16
Bathurst 1000 – October 4-7
Newcastle 500 – November 23-25
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