MFL Sports Ambassador Jaxon Evans Phillip Island Preview
Busy weekend ahead for me, racing in both Round 3 of the Porsche Carrera Cup Championship and the opening round of the Australian GT Endurance Championship at one of the best circuits in the country - Phillip Island!
We move away from the standard sprint races in the Porsche - teaming up with an amateur driver for two x 1 hour races, in what is known as the Pro-AM event. I'm very happy to have Tim Miles joining me in the #7. Tim is a close friend, a McElrea Racing teammate and the reigning GT3 Cup Challenge Elite Champion.
Additionally I will also team up with Tim in the Jamec Pem Racing Audi R8, for a 500km enduro on Sunday afternoon. This is something new for me, but I can't wait to sink my teeth into the opportunity and get a real taste of GT endurance racing, something I hope to do more of in the future.
A test day last week, takes a little bit of the pressure off jumping from the Porsche to the Audi and I'm excited to learn as much as I can from Garth Tander (driving the sister Jamec Pem Audi) and the engineering staff at Melbourne Performance Centre.
Hopefully we can get our Carrera Cup campaign back on track after a challenging round at the Australian Grand Prix. We have shown our speed, we just need to put it all together now! Phillip Island is also the first circuit we have been to this year that I've had some race/test experience at prior to the event, so I'm confident that we can mix it up at the front and secure a good result.
There is possible showers predicted across Saturday and Sunday, so it will be interesting to see what happens. Its an amazing place when the weathers nice, but it's unpredictable at the best of times!
You can keep up to date with my progress and results on social media, unfortunately the races won't be televised but there will be a live stream link on Sunday!
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