Round 3 of the Motor Racing Australia series takes place this Sunday in Goulburn, and as has become tradition, it’s the home of the annual All British Day in the AASA sanctioned series, which is rather appropriate given the weather forecast for the penultimate event of the season.
A top temperature of just 9 degrees is expected at Wakefield Park tomorrow, after an overnight low of minus 3, making it the coldest round of the year thus far.
It comes after most of the state has enjoyed a cold snap this week, after a unusually warm start to 2016.
Whilst it will be as cold as your typical British winter, we’ll be spared the rain that often goes with it, with fine and sunny conditions expected trackside.
Three races for all classes, except the Superkarts who have four races as per normal, and Regularity, where competitors will have four timed runs.
While the All British Cars and Triumphs are the headline act, it’s the Super TT and Pulsar Series fields that have everyone talking, with over 60 cars between those two categories alone, as they continue to flock to Wakefield Park in record numbers in 2016.
36 cars will feature in Super TT, but Parry Anastakis is not one of them – currently overseas, the driver of the Peugeot, who is a race winner this season, will sit this round out.
Former Wakefield 300 winner Andrew MacPherson is back in his Lotus Exige. Merrick Malouf is having a run in his Ford Falcon AU, while Dori Saade’s BMW M3 will be on to watch. David Bailey will race his Toyota 86 as a warm-up for next weekend’s New South Wales Production Touring Car Championship round at the same venue.
In the Nissan Pulsar series, it will be hard to match the show they put on a month ago. On that occasion, Jaie Robson made headlines for all the wrong reasons, after turning his girlfriend Tyra Maranik around in the opening heat. Robson was sent to the back of the grid for Heat 2, and forced to work his way forward through the remaining races.
Tom Browell and John Walker will resume their duel in the Mini series. Walker won the first round, while Browell responded with a terrific performance here in Round 2.
Mark Robin was the one to beat last time out in the Superkart series – but he’ll miss this round, which will leave the likes of Paul Campbell, Lee Vella and Adam Stewart fighting it out for top spot.
The Mazda MX5 series has a new front man. Cameron Macarthur grabbed a surprise win here five weeks ago, and will be looking to repeat the dose this weekend – but it won’t be easy, as one of the fastest female racers in Australia, Matilda Mravicic is entered, and will give him a run for his money.
There’s always a huge interest in the British Cars on this day every year. The Morsillo Family – Greg, Mark and Rhys will all race their Triumph’s in both the Triumph specific races as well as contesting the race for All British Cars, and they’re likely to feature prominently on the podium in both.
Lachlan Mansell will join our own Zak Caban in commentary for the day, with track activity commencing at 9am AEST.