| Jacobson Wins Race 1 At Phillip Island.
Garry Jacobson has claimed his first Race Win of the year, in the first race of the Phillip Island 500 in the Super2 Series Championship over the weekend.
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Jacobson Wins Race 1 At Phillip Island.

 

Words by Owlpine Group.

Garry Jacobson has claimed his first Race Win of the year, in the first race of the Phillip Island 500 in the Super2 Series Championship over the weekend.

 

HIGHLIGHTS

 

> Garry was P2 in Practice & Qualifying.
> Garry won Race 1.
> Garry was P2 in Race 2 before a tyre failure sent him off track.

 

PHILLIP ISLAND RECAP

 

 

Race 1 – Position 1

Jacobson had a stellar start to the weekend, only missing out on P1 in Practice by half a tenth of a second and reached the front row for Qualifying while fighting understeer.

The opening race of the weekend was a great one for Jacobson, claiming his first Race win in the 2017 Super2 Series.

The #1 Driver started in P2, and continued to close the gap on Le Brocq before overtaking him for the lead.

Jacobson was ecstatic to be able to give back to his family, sponsors and team after a tough start to his season.

 

 

Race 2 – DNF

Saturday’s first Race was tough for Jacobson, who started in P1 after his Friday win but was let down by a tyre failure.

Jacobson’s right rear tyre let go down the main straight while driving at 270km/hr, sending him off the circuit into the gravel trap.

Thankful to avoid any injury or severe damage, Jacobson finished with a DNF Result.

 

 

Race 3 – Position 8

The Prodrive Racing Team was able to repair Jacobson’s Falcon FGX before Saturday’s second race.

Starting from P23 Jacobson had a good start to the Race, but let off towards the end after feeling some vibrations in the car.

Jacobson competed the Race in P8, passing 15 cars throughout the Race.

 

 

Race 4 – Position 5

 

After making significant changes to the car setup overnight, Jacobson was able to advance through the field to finish the final Race in P5.

Jacobson believes there is plenty to take from Sunday’s final race leading into the rest of the Super 2 Series.

Jacobson remains in 7th place in the Championship Standings.

 

“THE SETUP DIRECTION THAT WE WENT WITH ON SUNDAY I FELT WAS MUCH MORE COMPETITIVE IN TERMS OF HANGING ONTO TYRES. TO WRAP UP THE WEEKEND WITH ONE RACE WIN AND A CONSISTENT FRONT ROW QUALIFYING RESULT AS WELL AFTER TASSIE, I THINK WE’RE IN A GOOD POSITION AND LEARNT ALOT THIS WEEKEND. WE’VE GOT A LOT OF WORK TO DO NOW FOR TOWNSVILLE FOR OUR NEXT SUPER2 ROUND BUT WITH WHAT WE’VE LEARNT FROM THE LAST THREE ROUNDS I THINK WE CAN BE MORE COMPETITIVE AT A STREET CIRCUIT.”

 

Jacobson will now have a lengthy break before Round 4 of the Super2 Series, at the Townsville 400 on July 07-09, with all Races to be televised LIVE on Fox Sports.

 

DRIVER CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS

 

> 1st – Paul Dumbrell – Eggleston Motorsport: 815 points

> 2nd – Todd Hazelwood – Bigmate Racing: 779 points

> 3rd – Jack Le Brocq – Go Getta Racing: 734 points

> 4th – Shae Davies – Loco Energy: 576 points

> 5th – Will Brown – Eggleston Motorsport: 555 points

> 7th – Garry Jacobson – Prodrive Racing Australia: 520 points