UTES: Wilson Brothers Racing Bathurst preview

Wimmer on a Winner Coming Into Bathurst Gold Coast based Kurt Wimmer is primed to take on Mount Panorama this weekend, with the form guide suggesting that his Holden will be one of the ones to beat as the V8 Ute Series makes its annual...

Wimmer on a Winner Coming Into Bathurst

Gold Coast based Kurt Wimmer is primed to take on Mount Panorama this weekend, with the form guide suggesting that his Holden will be one of the ones to beat as the V8 Ute Series makes its annual pilgrimage to Bathurst.

Since the most recent championship round at Sandown where Wimmer finished a flying second outright, the Wilson Brothers Racing team have completely rebuilt the Holden in preparation for the Bathurst assault.

Wimmer followed up the rebuild with his first ever test day in the car at Morgan Park Raceway in Queensland, which has left him brimming with confidence.

The ute will wear a striking new paint scheme at Bathurst, with Gold Coast Indoor Hire Karts lending their support to the team as title sponsor, with their logos to appear on the sides, bonnet and tailgate of the number 32 machine.

Another ominous warning to the competition is that Bathurst marks the first circuit that Wimmer has previously competed at in V8 Utes, registering a race win and an overall round podium on debut for Wilson Brothers Racing at the daunting 6.12km circuit in 2008.

"Bathurst is just awesome, I've been waiting for this week for the past 12 months," said Wimmer.

"We had a very productive test day at Morgan Park last week, despite being in the middle of a dust storm, it was great to be able to get my eye in cutting some competitive lap times.

"The car is performing really well, and we know what it takes to win at Bathurst, so bring it on!"

Wilson Brothers Racing- Racing for a Cure team principal Cameron Wilson agrees that all signs are pointing to another strong weekend on the mountain.

"With the new engine on board at Sandown, Kurt was back showing some fantastic form, and having a good top speed is never a disadvantage down Conrod Straight," said Wilson.

"It was great to finally get some testing miles under our belt, Kurt was able to try a few different things that we have been working at over the past 12 months.

"Last year at Bathurst, he came from the rear of grid in race one to be on the podium for the weekend, and he has done a lot of laps around the circuit, so it should all put him in good stead."

Wimmer's previous Bathurst experience includes a start in the 1000 aboard a Holden Young Lions Commodore in 2004.

Races two and three for the weekend on Saturday and Sunday will be broadcast live on Channel 7 during the coverage of the Supercheap Autos Bathurst 1000, check your local guides for broadcast details.

Wilson Brothers Racing is proud to be supported by RLS Data and Electrical, Gametraders Townsville, Castrol and Deluxe Screen Printing.

-credit: wilsonbrothersracing.com.

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