Team Direct Plasterboard Outlet Tekno Autosport’s Nathan Morcom has claimed two race wins at the Phillip Island 101 and now tops the Series Standings for both the Australian GT Sprint Championship and Australian GT Endurance Championship.
Morcom began the weekend with speed, qualifying 9th, running short of pole by 5 tenths of a second.
“QUALIFYING WAS REALLY CLOSE AND I ONLY HAD ENOUGH FUEL TO DO 2 FLYING LAPS SO I WAS LUCKY TO PUNCH ONE OUT IN TIME.”
After the race, the McLaren Driver was pushed to a P27 position for Race 1 after disqualification due to a technical issue.
Sprint Race 1 – Position 2
Starting in the second last row, Morcom had a phenomenal race and propelled himself to the front to claim P1.
“I PICKED THE OTHER CARS OFF ONE BY ONE EACH CORNER FOR THE FIRST COUPLE OF LAPS AND THEN MY PUT HEAD DOWN AND GOT UP THE FRONT.”
There was some damage to the McLaren after the second lap, but that didn’t stop Morcom from weaving and overtaking the field.
“WE HAVE SOME FRONT DAMAGE ON THE SECOND CORNER GAVE ME LESS AERO PLUS AND THE WHEEL ALIGNMENT WAS PUT OUT BUT STOKED TO GET UP THERE.”
Sprint Race 2 – Position 10
Morcom’s result in Race 2 was affected by his controlled pit stop time and damage from Race 1, but he managed to stay in the top ten with a P10 finish.
“HE HEAVY CPS TIME FOR STARTING IN P1 COST US HEAPS OF TIME AND PLACES IN THE PIT STOP, THE CAR WASN’T AS STRONG AS RACE ONE BUT THE SPEED WAS CONSISTENT. OVERALL I GOT ANOTHER WIN UNDER MY BELT PLUS 2ND OVERALL FOR THE ROUND AND 1ST IN THE CHAMPIONSHIP.”
Endurance Race 1 – Position 1
Sunday saw Morcom co-drive with Grant Denyer in the McLaren for the Endurance leg of the weekend where he took out another Race win after the duo began in P8.
“I’M STILL OVER THE MOON WITH THE WIN FOR MYSELF AND GRANT, SUPER STOKED TO WIN THE FIRST AUSTRALIAN GT ENDURANCE RACE OF THE SEASON.”
The McLaren Driver’s weekend performance has now resulted in him leading both classes of the GT Championship standings.
Morcom and Team Direct Plasterboard Outlet Tekno Autosports will now prepare for Round 5 of the Australian GT Sprint Championship at the Castrol Edge Townsville 400 on July 8-10, with the next round of the Endurance Championship to be held in Sydney in August.