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DAYCO DAVE RACES TO ANOTHER BATHUST CLASS VICTORY


DAYCO TEAMS WITH PRO-AM ACE ROGER LAGO IN THE 2019 PORSCHE CARRERA CUP

THE RUSSELLS' TEAM UP FOR BATHURST SIX HOUR


 


 

 




 
















April 25,  2019 - DAYCO DAVE RACES TO ANOTHER BATHURST CLASS VICTORY


Dayco sponsored Australian racing driver David Russell paired with his father Geoff Russell have dominated Class B of the 2019 Hi-Tec Oils Bathurst 6 Hour race held at Mount Panorama on Easter Sunday (April 21).
 

The father and son combination competed within the outright top three for the majority of the six hour race in their Sherrin Rentals BMW 135i E82, finishing 4th outright, well ahead of several more powerful Class A entrants.
 

David set the Class B pole position starting from 4th on the grid and remained unchallenged for the Class B lead and victory for the entire race, six laps ahead of their closest Class B competitors. A pit lane penalty was a minor setback from what was a perfect driving performance from David and his Bathurst veteran father Geoff.
 

David remained in third overall during the races in the closing stages, but late race turbo boost issues saw him get overtaken by the far more powerful Class A HSV Commodore R8 driven by Nathan Callaghan.
 

This is the 6th Bathurst endurance race Class victory for David, who competed in this event to keep his Bathurst race mileage sharp ahead of the Supercar endurance races later in the year, while also being able to enjoy a strong racing experience with his father, who is a former Speedway and Sports Sedan Champion who also raced to a top six finish in the 1984 Bathurst 1000 with Rusty French.
 

“We had a great time out there, our strategy was perfect and the car did not miss a beat until the closing stages, but even then it got us across the finish line in the overall top four and completely unchallenged for the Class B win throughout, so it was a good race for us. The team prepared the car perfectly and handled all of our stops very well. I’m pleased to add another Bathurst Class victory and outright top five to my tally, we raced hard all day and nothing is more rewarding than a strong result at the Mountain – no matter what you are driving,” Dayco Ambassador David Russell said.
 

“It was great to share this experience with my son, we had a very good race and a well prepared race car. While we really wanted that third place, a Class B car only has so much power and we got hunted down by a much faster car towards the end. We came here intending to win the Class B honours – and we dominated it, in qualifying and in the race, and to claim 4th overall was pretty special as well,” Geoff Russell said.

 
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April 12, 2019 - DAYCO TEAMS WITH PRO-AM ACE ROGER LAGO IN THE 2019 PORSCHE CARRERA CUP CHAMPIONSHIP


Dayco, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of engine products and drive systems for the automotive, industrial and aftermarket industries, has formed a marketing alliance with leading Pro-Am driver Roger Lago for the 2019 Porsche Carrera Cup Championship.


Lago, a highly experienced Australian Carrera Cup and GT racing driver, has competed at the top end of the Pro-Am category for several seasons and is a former Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Champion. He raced to 5th in the 2018 Tag Heuer Pro-Am Championship and is currently third in the 2019 Pro-Am standings with five rounds remaining.


Dayco has previously enjoyed success with the Brisbane based driver both in local and international GT racing and during Lago’s past Carrera Cup seasons as an associate sponsor.


The 2019 season finds Lago’s Porsche 911 GT3 emblazoned with the Dayco logo in a bold new matt black livery that is sure to make a major impact with its racing debut at Victoria’s Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit for the third round of the national championship from April 12 to 14.


This addition to Dayco’s Australasian motorsport program now finds the premium quality automotive aftermarket brand promoted in Supercars with Cameron Waters in his Monster Racing Tickford Mustang, in the Blancpain World Challenge Asia GT Series with Dayco Ambassador David Russell and the HubAuto Corsa Ferrari team and again with Russell in selected Australian GT Endurance Championship races and Supercar endurance races this season. This forms an exciting and comprehensive Australian and Asia Pacific high exposure marketing platform for the Dayco brand.


“We are delighted to have Roger Lago race with Dayco in the world’s fastest one make series this season,” stated Arnold Mouw, Vice President, Dayco Asia Pacific.


“We have known Roger and his team through our brand ambassador David Russell for several years now, so when the opportunity came for us to become a part of his team, we were excited to be involved in such a prestigious and dynamic racing category. As a leading European aftermarket component manufacturer and as OE component suppliers to Porsche, this alliance makes a lot of marketing sense.


“The livery looks incredible and we are sure that our trade customers will enjoy the close Carrera Cup racing both at the high profile Supercar events and on television,” Mr. Mouw added.

The 2019 Porsche Carrera Cup Australia rounds are all held in conjunction with Supercar events with all races broadcast live on Foxsports. The remaining 2019 rounds include Phillip Island April 12-24, Darwin June 14-16, Townsville July 5-7, The Bend Aug 23-25, the Bathurst 1000 Oct 10-13 and the Gold Coast 600 Oct 25-27.


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April 9. 2019 - THE RUSSELLS' TEAM UP FOR BATHURST SIX HOUR


International GT racer and Supercar endurance co-driver David Russell will team up with his father Geoff Russell at this year’s Hi Tec Oils Bathurst 6 Hour production car race to be held at Bathurst’s Mount Panorama circuit on April 21.

This premier Australian Production Car endurance race will mark the second time that this father and son combination will compete together, the last time being at the 2003 Bathurst Two Hour Production Car Showdown. Both Russells’ possess vast experience of racing at Mount Panorama during each of their respective motor racing careers.


The Russells’ will compete in the 2019 event racing a BMW 135i, prepared by Sherrin Racing. Geoff Russell’s links to Mount Panorama include a total of ten Bathurst 1000’s, highlighted by his top six finish co-driving with Rusty French in the 1984 Bathurst 1000. Russell Senior also has a Comalco Wunderlich Sports Sedan Championship and multiple Australian Speedway Championship titles to his name.


David Russell has raced to class victories in every 6, 12 and 24 Hour Bathurst Production Car and GT endurance race that he has finished since 2001. Russell also raced as a Bathurst Supercar enduro driver with Dick Johnson Racing along with a seven season tenure with Kelly Racing / Nissan Motorsport in Supercars. He was selected by Tickford Racing as a Supercar endurance race driver in 2018, partnering Cameron Waters in the Monster Energy Tickford Racing Falcon.


According to David, the opportunity to compete alongside his father at Bathurst given both of their racing histories is a great one.


“Dad has been by my side throughout my racing career and we have always talked about racing together again one day. The opportunity to do that at the Six Hour will be great and we are really looking forward to it.


The more competitive laps a driver can do at Mount Panorama the better and this combined with the Bathurst 12 Hour ensures that I have plenty of Bathurst miles under my belt ahead of the Supercar enduros.


“We head to Bathurst competing to win our class and to achieve a strong outright result. I think we have the car and team to achieve this goal,” David Russell said.


Russell Senior is equally as eager to partner up with his son, after watching David race at the Mountain countless times across several different categories over the years.


“I couldn’t ask for a more experienced co-driver for this race and the fact that he is my son makes it so much more special. I am sure that we will be a great driving combination at the Six Hour where it is all about consistency, reliability and strategy,” Geoff Russell stated.


The Hi Tec Oils Bathurst 6 Hour takes place across the Easter weekend of April 19-21, 2019 at Bathurst’s legendary Mount Panorama circuit. A total of 45 Production Cars will take part in this year’s race across seven classes that include A1 –Extreme Performance, A2- Extreme Performance Normally Aspirated, B1 & 2 – High Performance Forced Induction, C & D – Performance and E - Small Car.


David Russell has just returned from making a podium debut (3rd) in the Blancpain World Challenge GT Asia Series held at Sepang International Raceway over the weekend. He is competing in the entire series with the HubAuto Corsa Ferrari Team, alongside his Australian GT and yet to be finalised Supercars enduro drive.



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April 9. 2019 - THE RUSSELLS' TEAM UP FOR BATHURST SIX HOUR

International GT racer and Supercar endurance co-driver David Russell will team up with his father Geoff Russell at this year’s Hi Tec Oils Bathurst 6 Hour production car race to be held at Bathurst’s Mount Panorama circuit on April 21.

 This premier Australian Production Car endurance race will mark the second time that this father and son combination will compete together, the last time being at the 2003 Bathurst Two Hour Production Car Showdown. Both Russells’ possess vast experience of racing at Mount Panorama during each of their respective motor racing careers.

The Russells’ will compete in the 2019 event racing a BMW 135i, prepared by Sherrin Racing. Geoff Russell’s links to Mount Panorama include a total of ten Bathurst 1000’s, highlighted by his top six finish co-driving with Rusty French in the 1984 Bathurst 1000. Russell Senior also has a Comalco Wunderlich Sports Sedan Championship and multiple Australian Speedway Championship titles to his name.

David Russell has raced to class victories in every 6, 12 and 24 Hour Bathurst Production Car and GT endurance race that he has finished since 2001. Russell also raced as a Bathurst Supercar enduro driver with Dick Johnson Racing along with a seven season tenure with Kelly Racing / Nissan Motorsport in Supercars. He was selected by Tickford Racing as a Supercar endurance race driver in 2018, partnering Cameron Waters in the Monster Energy Tickford Racing Falcon.

According to David, the opportunity to compete alongside his father at Bathurst given both of their racing histories is a great one.

“Dad has been by my side throughout my racing career and we have always talked about racing together again one day. The opportunity to do that at the Six Hour will be great and we are really looking forward to it.

 The more competitive laps a driver can do at Mount Panorama the better and this combined with the Bathurst 12 Hour ensures that I have plenty of Bathurst miles under my belt ahead of the Supercar enduros.

“We head to Bathurst competing to win our class and to achieve a strong outright result. I think we have the car and team to achieve this goal,” David Russell said.

Russell Senior is equally as eager to partner up with his son, after watching David race at the Mountain countless times across several different categories over the years.

“I couldn’t ask for a more experienced co-driver for this race and the fact that he is my son makes it so much more special. I am sure that we will be a great driving combination at the Six Hour where it is all about consistency, reliability and strategy,” Geoff Russell stated.

The Hi Tec Oils Bathurst 6 Hour takes place across the Easter weekend of April 19-21, 2019 at Bathurst’s legendary Mount Panorama circuit. A total of 45 Production Cars will take part in this year’s race across seven classes that include A1 –Extreme Performance, A2- Extreme Performance Normally Aspirated, B1 & 2 – High Performance Forced Induction, C & D – Performance and E - Small Car.

David Russell has just returned from making a podium debut (3rd) in the Blancpain World Challenge GT Asia Series held at Sepang International Raceway over the weekend. He is competing in the entire series with the HubAuto Corsa Ferrari Team, alongside his Australian GT and yet to be finalised Supercars enduro drive.

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