After claiming second in Class D, with Jimmy Vernon, in the Hi-Tec Oils Bathurst 6 Hour on the Easter Weekend, Showtell Racing’s Mark Caine returns his attention to his Class A2 season campaign in the Shockwave Signs Production Touring Car Championship, which ventures to Sydney Motorsport Park this weekend.
This weekend sees the Production Touring Cars having a rare run on the Brabham configuration of the circuit.
The series hasn’t run the full-length, 4.5km circuit since 2013, and this will be just the third time the series has contested a round on this configuration, since the extensive track upgrades were completed back in 2012.
Caine charged to third in class in the opening round, not far behind Rodney Thorpe, and the round winner, defending series champion, Matthew Holt.
Caine was reasonably pleased with the Goulburn result, given the fact that Round 1 was the first race meeting for his R8 Clubsport, and he had some handling issues throughout the course of the weekend, which made driving the car a nice challenge.
That said, it was a very promising result for the Showtell Racing, Massel driver, who finished ahead of regular Class A2 competitors, Trevor Symonds and Robert Coulthard all weekend long.
With development and time behind the wheel, Caine is confident of improvement, not only within himself, as he gets comfortable with the car, but also the performance of the car itself, as the Showtell Racing team look to challenge the likes of Thorpe and Holt for class victories.
It’s a work in progress at the moment for Caine and his team, but they have a good launchpad to work off, after one round in 2017.
Thirty-four cars will line-up on the grid, including nine in Caine’s class.
Caine scored 79 points in the opening round, leaving him third in class and seventh outright going into this weekend.
Qualifying takes place on Saturday morning, with three sprint races to be contested across the remainder of the weekend.
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