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