AUS: Jono Lester Sandown preview

Hey there everyone, This weekend it's Sandown that provides the next challenge in my debut Carrera Cup season. Being Queen's Birthday weekend here in Australia, we'll be racing on a slightly different schedule with Sunday and Monday being ...

Hey there everyone,

This weekend it's Sandown that provides the next challenge in my debut Carrera Cup season. Being Queen's Birthday weekend here in Australia, we'll be racing on a slightly different schedule with Sunday and Monday being pencilled in as race days.

The car has just arrived back from Sydney after spending last week at National Manufacturing Week 08 - a massive industrial trade show at Darling Harbour. I went along too, and was impressed at the sheer size of the event and the amazing technology that was on display. The Porsche sure caused a stir and complimented the big Blackwoods presence well. There were people left, right and centre, taking posters, asking questions and leaving fingerprints on the shiny paintwork!

Now it's down to business. I'm really excited about the prospects for Sandown this weekend. I've got a pretty good grip of the circuit and how it needs to be approached, so all that's left to do now is apply it to the Porsche. I've got 20 minutes to do so, but so does everyone else. I'm hoping that, much like Barbagallo, the pre-event preparation will hold the team and I in good stead for the three races ahead. Those familiarisation laps have so-far acted as a solid leveller with the rest of the field.

I've also heard that rain could be on the cards, which is another reason why quickly getting comfortable with the car will be important. I love the rain in these machines, so I won't be complaining either way.

As far as a goal for the weekend goes, I'd love to cement myself in the top five like I did at Barbagallo. I really need three solid finishes to try and bump myself up in the points table, so I'll be using my head as much as my heart out there.

Keep an eye out for a wrap-up in a few days,

Jono #51

-credit: jonolester

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Series Porsche
Drivers Jono Lester