This time last week the Team BOC Commodore returned from Bathurst looking like a 'pretzel', as described by Team Boss Brad Jones. On Monday the Commodore was stripped, with the damaged bars/rails removed. Tuesday saw the production shop complete the necessary repairs and a fresh coat of PPG paint was applied. On Wednesday, it was returned to the mechanics for the rest of the rebuild. By Friday lunch time, all that was left to do was a wheel alignment and the final checks. It was a brilliant effort by all to get the Team BOC Commodore race ready in less than 5 days. Jones couldn't thank the team enough for their passion, hard work and commitment. Today, the car has left the workshop for this weekends final Endurance Cup event at the Gold Coast, and couldn't be more ready for a great result.
Videos from the rebuild can be found on the Team BOC Facebook page : www.facebook.com/teamboc
The Gold Coast street circuit is a high speed, concrete lined, thrill ride that was shortened for the new look event in 2010 by around 1.5 kilometres. The temporary street track has proven to create carnage in the past, particularly when drivers don’t show the patience required for victory, so drivers at this year’s event will have to tread carefully.
Circuit Length: 2.96km
Circuit Direction: Anti-Clockwise
Average Speed: 146km/h
Top Speed: 265km/h
Qualifying Lap Record: David Reynolds, Rod Nash Racing, Ford Falcon FG, 1m10.0480s, 2013
Race Lap Record: Will Davison, Ford Performance Racing, Ford Falcon FG, 1m10.0851s, 2011
Friday 21st October
10:35-11:05 - Practice One
13:45-14:15 - Practice Two
16:20-16:50 - Practice Three
Saturday 22nd October
10:45-11:05 - Qualifying
13:55-16:25 - Race 22 – 300kms
Sunday 23rd October
9:35-9:55 - Qualifying
11:25-11:50 - Top Ten Shootout
14:25-16:55 - Race 23 - 300kms
- Jason raced a Champ Car for Della Penna Motorsport in the 2000 Hondy Indy 300 on the Gold Coast – started 24th but taken out in an accident on a restart.
- No Gold Coast race, championship or non-championship, has ever had a 100 percent finishing rate.
- Jason’s best GC result was 2nd, which was in his very first V8 race on the Gold Coast in 1998
- In 10 of the last 17 races held on the Gold Coast, the race winner has started on Pole Position.
- Co-Driver Andrew Jones made his first VASC start on the Gold Coast in 2006 with Tasman Motorsport as a team-mate to the late Jason Richards.
Twitter: @teamboc / @ijasonbright / @andrewjonesv8 & Instagram: @teambocv8sc / @ijasonbright
Published: 17 October 2016.