Words by Owlpine Group.
Garry Jacobson has driven against a series of bad luck and wet weather conditions at the Tasmania SuperSprint for Round 2 of the Super2 Series Championship over the weekend.
Race 1 – Position 10
Jacobson qualified on Pole, but was later passed down a post-qualifying penalty and lost his quickest time after failing to observe a red flag due to a miscommunication on the radios.
Despite starting last in P23, Jacobson climbed 13 places to finish the race in P10.
Jacobson was pleased with the car and the changes that had been made by the Prodrive Racing Team following the Clipsal 500.
Race 2 – Position 17
Saturday’s first race saw the Prodrive Racing driver quickly reach the front of field.
Jacobson was handed a 15 second time penalty after contact with a car at Turn 4 and finished in P17, but was happy to finish with a straight car in a treacherous race.
Race 3 – Position 7
After starting at the back of the field following his penalty, Jacobson chose his moments wisely and picked off a series of drivers to finish in the Top 10.
Jacobson was pleased with car speed and was hoping to make the final race count on Sunday.
Race 4 – Position 5
With rain falling all day Sunday and the night prior, Jacobson had a great start to the final race at Symmons Plains in wet conditions.
Jacobson became an innocent bystander when he was spun shortly after flying into 5th position.
Rejoining the race 10 places down, Jacobson made his way to P5 in a matter of 10 laps before the shortened race concluded.
Jacobson had an extremely positive performance, and despite the unlucky contact, he drove a stellar final Race to finish the weekend on a high.
“THE CAR WAS HANDLING REALLY GOOD THIS WEEKEND, I WAS MOVING FORWARD QUITE WELL BUT A LOVE TAP SENT ME TO THE REAR OF THE FIELD. IT WASN’T IDEAL BUT WE MANAGED TO COME BACK TO 5TH WHICH WAS PRETTY MUCH THE STORY OF THE WEEKEND. WE HAD PLENTY OF CAR SPEED BUT NOT A LOT OF LUCK. TOP EFFORT BY THE PRODRIVE TEAM THIS WEEKEND WHETHER IT WAS WET OR DRY THE CAR HAD SPEED. LOOKING FORWARD TO PHILLIP ISLAND NOW.”
Jacobson will now prepare for Round 3 of the Super2 Series at the Phillip Island SuperSprint on April 21-23, with all Races to be televised LIVE on Fox Sports.