Twin Attack on Homebush for Wilson Brothers Racing
WILSON BROTHERS RACING are setting themselves up for a hectic conclusion to a long season on the streets of Sydney next weekend, with Kurt Wimmer looking to bounce back to his winning ways in the V8 Utes series, while the team will also make their Australian GT Championship debut.
Form has been on the side of Wimmer and the WBR Holden Ute on the series' previous visits this season to street circuits, with the crew a leading contender at the championship opener in Adelaide, as well as making it to the podium at the fifth round on the streets of Townsville.
If Wimmer didn't miss the second round of the championship at Winton while recuperating from a nasty bout of pneumonia, or endure an early exit from the final race at the previous championship round at Bathurst with zero visibility after suffering a completely fogged windscreen, he would now be running strongly inside the top-ten of the championship.
The set backs throughout the season have made Wimmer all the more determined to finish the season with a strong result.
"This time last year at Oran Park we won two out of the three races, and there is no reason why we can't bounce back to that sort of form at Homebush," said Wimmer.
"It will be a bit hard to judge where everyone is at, it's a brand new circuit, and by the looks of things it is a pretty tight layout, so qualifying strongly will be extremely important.
"We've gone well on the street circuits this year, and the car is running strongly at the moment, so in theory we should be in for a top result."
Wilson Brothers Racing team principal Cameron Wilson is looking forward to the challenge of another new circuit to round out a demanding season.
"The car is strong and fresh, Kurt is driving very well, so the ingredients are all there," said Wilson.
"The final ute round finishes off a very busy end to the season for the team; we had two Queensland Gemini meetings at Morgan Park and Queensland Raceway in consecutive weekends, followed by the final round of the Manufacturers Championship with the Subaru at Sandown.
"We're really looking forward to racing in front of a big crowd in Sydney, and actually the party atmosphere with the Cold Chisel concert will be an ideal way to finish of the season."
Wilson Brothers Racing will also take on the task at Homebush of managing Tim Poulton's Lotus Exige S in the Australian GT Championship races.
"It's a bit of a toe in the water exercise for everyone," said Wilson.
"Tim has been a good friend of ours since we competed against each other in the Performance Car Championship in 2007, so we are looking forward to the added responsibility of looking after the Maurice Lacroix Lotus in addition to Kurt's ute."
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