Prodrive Racing Australia has a major battle between teammates brewing, and it’s not between Mark Winterbottom and Chaz Mostert.
PRA’s two young V8 Supercars Dunlop Series charges Garry Jacobson and Jack Le Brocq are looking like the form pair of this year’s development series, after taking their FG X Falcons to the top of the podium at the weekend’s Clipsal 500 Adelaide.
Round winner Garry Jacobson said that he feels the expectations that come with racing for the reigning Champions.
“It was always going to be a lot more pressure this year because Prodrive win Championships, and that’s what I’ve come here to do. I’ve come here to win a Championship,” Jacobson said.
Having beaten his teammate – and everyone else – in the first outing of the season, Jacobson was clearly confident he has what it takes to be the top man at Prodrive.
“I’m enjoying the pressure, and I’m able to get the results,” he said.
After taking pole position and the win in the final race of the weekend, Jacobson said that he is extremely excited to be racing for PRA and Team Principal Tim Edwards.
“We’re getting along really well since the start of the year, and he can see that I’m hungry,” Jacobson said.
“It’s great to see that he can get his team to work so well and help me, so to shake his hand at the end of the first pole position was a dream come true.”
He was also looking forward to the challenge of working with his long-time rival Le Brocq.
“Jack and I have been racing each other since the Formula Ford days, so we’re pretty used to it," he said.
“It’s a good stepping stone for us to be working together in the Dunlop Series and be teammates again, so we’re pretty happy.”
Whilst he finished second to his teammate in the first round, Le Brocq said he’s looking forward to the challenge of the season ahead.
“It was great stuff for us. A good bag of points, and a good start to the Championship,” Le Brocq said.
“It’s good to have a good teammate pushing you the whole way. It’s always good to have someone who is competitive and you can learn off as well, so I’m looking forward to it.”
The next time Jacobson and Le Brocq will get to go up against each other on track is at the second round of the V8 Supercars Dunlop Series at the WD-40 Phillip Island SuperSprint across the weekend of April 15-17.