Wednesday, October 18, 2017
SPORT---Jacobson

Jacobson sitting in fourth

David Lee August 30, 2017
SUPURB FINISH TO ROUND 5… Local prodrive racer, Garry Jacobson has finished fourth overall at the Sydney SuperSprint for Round 5 of the Super2 Series Championship. Photo: Owlpine Group.

SUPURB FINISH TO ROUND 5… Local prodrive racer, Garry Jacobson has finished fourth overall at the Sydney SuperSprint for Round 5 of the Super2 Series Championship. Photo: Owlpine Group.

LOCAL prodrive racer, Garry Jacobson has had two podium race finishes and claimed fourth overall at the Sydney SuperSprint for Round 5 of the Super2 Series Championship recently.

Jacobson had an impressive start to the Sydney SuperSprint Round, topping the first practice session and following it up claiming pole position.

Too much wheel spin at the beginning of the race saw Jacobson fall back into 10th position at the conclusion of the first lap.

Jacobson had a great recovery to finish in fifth in a shortened race.

Jacobson had an improved start to Saturday’s first race at Sydney Motorsport Park, flying off the line quickly and overtaking other cars on the first corner.

After starting in fifth he was able to progress through the field to finish in third position.

The prodrive racer had to start two places lower on the grid in race three following an overnight penalty, and later finished the race where he started in fifth position.

Starting fifth in the final race, Jacobson avoided the carnage at the green light which brought out the safety car for the first few laps. Jacobson moved through the field and engaged in a highly televised battle with Paul Dumbrell for fourth and passed De Pasquale for third, where he then finished. Jacobson finished fourth overall for the weekend, and has now moved up to fifth spot in the Super 2 Championship Standings.

Jacobson said, “We had really good car speed this weekend, I just need to work on my starts and give myself a better opportunity for the races.

“It was good hard racing this weekend and we moved forward, but I’m looking forward to Sandown now with a bit of supercars responsibility and I’m keen to make the most of it.”

Jacobson will now prepare for the Supercars Enduro Cup with Jason Bright and for Round 6 of the Super2 Series, at the Sandown 500 on September 15 to 17.