Jason Bright and Volkswagen have written their names into the carsales TCR Australia Series history books, becoming the first-ever race winners at Sydney Motorsport Park today.
Bright, a former Bathurst 1000 winner and the oldest driver in the field, used all of his touring car experience to claim a win that puts his name in the records books.
The 46-year-old qualified second for the 16 lap race and burned away from pole-sitter Tony D’Alberto. Once Bright was in front, he could not be caught.
D’Alberto, driving his Honda Australia-supported Civic Type-R, would eventually finish second, unable to match the speed of Bright. he was forced to withstand an attack from the Hyundai of Will Brown, but eventually managed the threat and finished a comfortable second.
Brown crossed the line third despite a a minor mechanical issue in the closing laps.