Jacobson's PremiAir praise amid career-best run

09 Apr 2022
'One of the best cars I've had so far in my career'
2 mins by James Pavey

Garry Jacobson has paid tribute to PremiAir Racing for producing "one of the best cars” he has driven in his career.

Jacobson has been the surprise packet in the three Albert Park races so far.

The former Super2 champion has made up a remarkable 35 positions in three starts.

Jacobson raced from 15th to ninth in Friday’s Beaurepaires Melbourne 400 opener.

He returned on Saturday and vaulted from 21st to a brilliant sixth in Race 7.

The Victorian capped a strong Saturday with an impressive drive from 24th to 10th in Race 8.

Such has been Jacobson’s efforts, that he is fifth in the Larry Perkins Perpetual Trophy standings.

For Jacobson, it was reward for the new PremiAir squad after a trying start to 2022.

“I'd like to take full credit for being good at the track, but I think I'm just a product of my team's hard work,” he told Supercars.com.

“They really have given me a great car this weekend. That's been one of the best cars I've had so far in my career.

"I'm just a product of the hard work that they've given me. I've just been able to go out and look good because of that.

"I'm really just jumping into a car that I think it's been prepared quite well.


"I've been able to get the benefit of that, but then also not wasting the opportunity and giving a reward to the team.

"I’m really looking forward to the future of when we really do get our Arundel facility.

"There’s really high potential [in the team]. I’m just a lucky driver that gets to be at the right place at the right time.”

Jacobson has delivered the results with PremiAir Racing team owner Peter Xiberras absent from Albert Park.

Drag racing veteran Xiberras is competing in Perth for the third round of the Australian Top Fuel Championship.

Jacobson was delighted to deliver results for his new boss despite his absence.

“I’ve been liaising quite a fair bit with Pete Xiberras across the weekend,” Jacobson said.

"He is at the drag racing, but I can feel the excitement through his text messages.

"Pete’s been trying to give me phone calls sometimes like one minute after the race finishes, so I can sense it that he's pumped and he's quite excited.

"It’s great to have a new team owner that has that sense of wanting to succeed.

"That hunger and ambition is something that I'm looking forward to; making the most of as a driver that's trying to break through to be a championship contender one day.

The Beaurepaires Melbourne 400 will conclude with Race 9 on Sunday.

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