Growing up in one of Australia’s most successful motorsport dynasties has obviously influenced Macauley Jones, who has already proved himself a chip off the old block.
The son of multiple Australian motorsport Champion Brad Jones has already racked up a few titles himself, including 2011 South Australian Rotax Light Champion and three state junior karting titles.
Those successes led to a drive in the Australian Formula Ford Championship in 2012, where he sealed up Rookie of the Year and fifth overall in the championship. The following year he looked to take out the title, but a difficult end to the series saw him drop to a fourth place finish. To start his 2014 campaign, Macauley competed in the Toyota Racing Series in New Zealand, before stepping up to the V8 Supercars Dunlop Series with Brad Jones Racing at the Townsville round in 2014, scoring a 10th place finish on debut.
In 2015, he closed his first full season in the category in 13th while making his V8 Supercars Championship debut, co-driving the GB Galvanizing Commodore in the Pirtek Enduro Cup.
Jones expanded his experience after being selected as part of the FIA Institute 2015 Young Driver Excellence Academy, which offered racing opportunities overseas in addition to his Dunlop Series racing.