Prodrive Racing (Australia)’s Garry Jacobson was focused on a clean race after starting third, looking to protect his championship lead. A slow start off the mark saw Jacobson drop to fourth, before dropping to fifth in the final few laps. Jacobson now holds a 127 point lead over Le Brocq.
Jacobson has been crowned the 2016 Dunlop Series Champion in the final race at the Sydney 500 after a consistent first year with the team. Now a back-to-back Dunlop Series winning outfit, the Prodrive Racing Australia duo of Jacobson and Jack Le Brocq finish the season in first and second place with a 169 point lead over the rest of the field. In a strong season, Le Brocq took home the Sydney round win after claiming first place in races one and two.
Despite starting on pole, a conservative approach saw Jacobson finish fifth in the final race to ensure his championship win. To add to their list of achievements, Le Brocq and Jacobson finish the season with the most amount of pole positions, with six apiece.
Race 1 Quali: 3rd
Race 1: 5th
Race 1 Quali: 1st
Race 2: 5th
“Today I was happy with how the car felt in qualifying. There were a few situations where I got caught up in traffic so I think there is a bit left in the car and myself ahead of tomorrow’s qualifying session. I’m looking forward to showing a bit more speed there. Ahead of the race I think I’ve been reminded by every member of Prodrive Racing to finish for the weekend so that dictated a couple of my risk taking in today’s race. I probably could have had a better outcome than fifth. When Fullwood and Hazelwood went to pass me I decided to let them go and let them win the day today so that I can win the day tomorrow. It’s an absolutely amazing feeling to win the Dunlop Series Championship. I can’t thank all of my sponsors, family, friends and the team enough. I’m really proud that they’ve been with me for this journey and that we’ve been able to do this. I’ve learnt so much this year being with this team. Being involved with a team like this for the first time and racing against Jack Le Brocq toe to toe and pushing me outside of my comfort zone was a wonderful opportunity to learn. I’m really happy with the results.”