Huge Toyota 86 Racing Series field ready for round two
A full complement of 38 cars will be on the grid for the second round of the Toyota 86 Racing Series, a key support category at this weekend's Sydney Motorsport Park SuperSprint (Aug 26-28).
All competitors from the new series' successful debut at the Winton SuperSprint have backed up with entries for round two as the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship makes its first visit to NSW in 2016.
Category technical director, four-time Australia rally champion and Toyota ambassador Neal Bates said 20 teams took the opportunity to fine-tune set-ups and get to grips with the western Sydney circuit's challenging layout at a recent open practice day.
Team pleased with test progress
With a focus on performance testing for drivers Mark Winterbottom, Cameron Waters and Chaz Mostert, the trio made the most of favourable conditions at the team's home track while Super Black Racing ran an alternate program for Chris Pither and co-driver Richie Stanaway.
With Stanaway set to miss the team's enduro test next month, the Kiwi used his time to practice pit stops and race starts while further acclimatising to the Supercar setup.
Debut Win For Subaru Do
Their Group N production class WRX STI NR4 swept to victory in the 98.86 kilometre round of the Eastern Autobody Tasmanian Rally Series.
Molly's win is believed to be the first by a female driver in the history of the Tasmanian championship.