Mawson locked in for Tasman tilt
DOUBLE S5000 AUSTRALIAN Drivers’ Champion Joey Mawson will return in a bid to add the Tasman Cup to his trophy cabinet this year.
The Sydney-based driver has confirmed his participation in the two-event Tasman Series, once again linking with Team BRM.
BRM will field a pair of entries at the Boost Mobile Gold Coast 500 this week, with Mawson to line-up alongside teammate Mark Rosser on the Surfers streets.
The pair have worked closely together this season, with Mawson in a coaching role, while the pair also joined forces with Nick Percat to contest the LIQUI MOLY Bathurst 12 Hour in Rosser’s Audi R8 GT3.
BRM has also confirmed it is planning to field additional cars, alongside Mawson and Rosser, for their home event at the VALO Adelaide 500 this December.
Mawson finished fifth in last year’s Tasman Series following a tough opening round in Sydney.
He clinched his second consecutive Gold Star win in Darwin earlier this year after edging out James Golding, Cooper Webster and Tim Macrow in a four-way fight for the crown.
The S5000 field takes to the streets of Surfers Paradise from this Friday, ahead of three big races on Saturday and Sunday on the Gold Coast.
All sessions will be broadcast live on Fox Sports 506 and Kayo Sports this week.
“I am really looking forward to racing the S5000 on the street circuits, it’s going to be a great challenge,” Mawson said.
“The cars will be really exciting to watch and I’m looking forward to getting back together with the boys at Team BRM to see if we can claim another championship.
“The deal has come together very late, but everyone has moved heaven and earth to make it happen and I’m really appreciative of that. Fortunately, I know the car and team so well I know I will jump in for practice and be comfortable.
“Thanks to the support of all my sponsors, it’s great to be back on the grid and doing what I love.
“I’d love to deliver BRM and all of them the Tasman Cup so we’ll be going all out on the Gold Coast to try.”
MARK RUNDLE – Team BRM
“We have fond memories of racing on the Gold Coast and our second ever national championship came there in 2004,” Rundle said.
“This is the 20th anniversary of our first race on the Surfers Paradise street circuit and we can’t wait to be back with Joey and Mark in the S5000s.
“For Joey the job is to go out and try to win the championship, while Mark will be learning the car, the street circuits and everything about it.
“He’ll have a great teammate to help and the pair already work really well together.”