Prodrive racer Garry Jacobson has finished on top of the podium this weekend at the Wilson Security Sandown 500, stealing the Dunlop Series points lead from teammate Jack Le Brocq.
Jacobson is now the one to beat in the category, taking charge of the title and extending the gap to 67 points after today’s race.
He has proved to be a talented young racer doing his best to stay out of the chaos on-track this weekend and produce clean and fast laps.
Jacobson highlighted that he controlled what he could across the weekend in difficult weather conditions, claiming ARMOR ALL Pole Position in Qualifying and starting from the front of the grid in all three races.
“Sandown is a pretty difficult track to pass on as we’ve seen in the main game this weekend, even guys like Shane van Gisbergen are locking up tyres and making mistakes,” Jacobson told Supercars.com.
“As a Dunlop Series driver, first time here, I just wanted to put in consistent laps and capitalise on people’s mistakes.
“That’s what I wanted to do and it paid dividends.”
With two rounds remaining in the 2016 Supercars Dunlop Series at the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 and the Coates Hire Sydney 500, Jacobson emphasised how crucial it is to raise the tempo because it is not going to fall in his lap.
“I am really looking forward to the challenge at Bathurst,” Jacobson said.
“Going into Bathurst you can’t go there conserving, you need to be able to get a really quick lap time by risking the car at every corner.
“I know I have a good car underneath me, all the testing we have done this year has proven that and the car has got quicker each round.”