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Sunday, 19-05-2019 AustraliaCircuit TCR Australia

Jason Bright makes history down under

First race, first win

Victory for the Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR in the inaugural race of the new TCR Australia series: Jason Bright (AUS) of the Taskforce team won the opening race at Sydney Motorsport Park. The experienced 46-year-old touring car specialist started from second place. He wasted little time in overtaking pole-sitter Tony D’Alberto (AUS, Honda) at the start and successfully defended his lead through to the finish.

Bright did not make such a great start in race two. Running fourth, he did put the leading trio under pressure, but narrowly missed out on his second podium by just 0.4 seconds. Race three treated the spectators to more fantastic overtaking manoeuvres. Aaron Cameron (AUS), who started in the Golf GTI TCR for the Melbourne Performance team, benefitted from a time penalty awarded to Nathan Morcom (AUS, Hyundai), which saw him promoted to fourth. A further two Volkswagen drivers finished in the top ten, in the form of Bright in seventh and Alexandra Whitley (AUS) in in tenth place.