Record-Breaking Speeds Await at Phillip Island

April 9, 2024

Record-Breaking Speeds Await at Phillip Island

A freshly resurfaced Philip Island Grand Prix Circuit is expected to bring about a raft of record-breaking laps when the Trico Trans Am Series and Supercheap Auto TCR Australia series hit the track for the third round of their respective seasons.

In Trans Am, the crew will be looking to replicate the speed shown at last year’s Phillip Island event which saw all four GRM cars feature in the fight for the podium places. Owen Kelly took out the opening race, while James Moffat was agonisingly short of victory in race three after fighting from the back. Edan Thornburrow fought inside the top three in race two, and Lochie Dalton claimed a podium in the final race of the weekend.

James Golding has the momentum heading into the third round of this season, after taking his first two Trans Am race victories and a maiden round victory as well. Moffat still leads the standings, but Golding is just 12 points back in third. Tim Slade is seventh in the points and looking to bounce back from an unfortunate DNF in Tasmania.

Tom Davies will continue his rookie campaign and the upward trajectory he’s taken through 2024 so far, as he benefits from a pre-event test at the Island just last week.

In TCR Australia Jordan Cox and Ben Bargwanna are provisionally tied on points for second in the Drivers’ Standings, just one point off the lead.

Cox was fast at the Island in 2023, only being denied a race victory on the final lap of race two that weekend. Bargwanna earned two podiums this time 12 months ago and was also joined on the rostrum that weekend by Aaron Cameron.

Cameron has had a relatively luckless campaign so far in 2024 but is still within striking distance with ninth place in the points. Ryan Casha’s maiden season has been mightily impressive so far, sitting sixth overall and eager to cut his first racing laps of the Phillip Island circuit.

The high-speed circuit will play host to a busy Friday schedule for the Trans Am crew who will qualify at 4:30pm, following two practice sessions. The TCR squad also have 20 minutes less practice time to dial their cars in, which might shake things up for qualifying on Saturday.

All the action from Saturday and Sunday will be live on 7plus from 10:30am AEST, with 7mate also showing the racing from 2-4pm on both days.