The Bob Jane T-Marts Carrera Cup duo have continued their progress in Round 3 of Australia's premier one-make racing category – the Paytner Dixon Porsche Carrera Cup Australia Championship.
Racing in his second season with Bob Jane T-Marts backing, Simon Fallon was aiming to continue his rapid rise up the grid after a solid round at Winton, while Rodney Jane was coming off his best performance so far at the rural Victorian circuit.
Fallon started the weekend 17th in both practice sessions leaving work to be done prior to qualifying. This changed Fallon’s fortunes as he cracked the top 10 in qualifying to be ninth, however in a chaotic opening race he dropped back to 16th after a lock up.
Mounting a minor comeback in Race 2 after a penalty sent him to the rear of grid, Fallon closed to be within reach of a top 10 finish to be 13th as the finale bought 10th after a race long battle just failed to come off.
Jane continued his strong run in Pro-Am by placing sixth and fifth in practice, though this dropped to seventh in qualifying.
Race pace for Jane was good in comparison to his rivals and he climbed to fifth in the opening race. The following event on Sunday morning demonstrated Jane’s rapid improvement, running second for much of the race before falling to fifth in the end.
Continuing this consistency, Jane held off the advances of some of the class leaders to maintain fifth to take home three strong points finishes.
Next, the Bob Jane T-Marts Sonic Motor Racing Services Porsches are back in action at Townsville for Round 4 on July 8-10.
Simon Fallon, Bob Jane T-Marts/Sonic “Unfortunately not the results that we wanted, but definitely learnt a lot in racecraft techniques and a lot of other stuff,” said Fallon.
“Race 1 put us at the back with a little mistake I made, locking up the tyre sent us down and then we were down a set of tyres so we had to go into our spare set, which gave us a rear of grid penalty.
“All day we’ve been chasing our tail from qualifying all the way through to the final race. The pace has been there to run at the front and is something we can take as a big confidence boost leading into Townsville.
“We’ll see how we go there.”