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All three of MW Motorsport’s drivers can contend for the 2020 Dunlop Super2 crown, says team owner Matthew White.
Thomas Randle, Jayden Ojeda and Zak Best all proved that they have the speed and talent to threaten for race wins and the series title in what is shaping as one of the most competitive seasons on record.
Randle took his Sky Sands Nissan to pole position and was on track to win the first race, only to succumb to the pressure of Brodie Kostecki with two laps remaining.
It was Kostecki who would again take the Race 2 win with Randle trailing, while in Race 3, Randle got the upper hand and made no mistakes on his way to his first win for the year.
Ojeda, making his Super2 debut this weekend, was conservative in the first race, finishing ninth, but found his rhythm in Race 2, taking fourth place. In an incident packed Race 3, Ojeda dodged most of the carnage to take fifth place and finish as the highest placed rookie for the weekend.
Zak Best qualified a superb third but struggled for race pace early in the weekend. He finished eighth in both Races 1 and 2, surviving a wild slid through the notorious Turn 8 in Race 2. In the third race, he made up a number of positions and was threatening for a top five place, only to be the innocent party in others’ incidents.
The next round of the Dunlop Super2 Series will held at Symmons Plains Raceway on April 3-5.
Owner, MW Motorsport
“We had a pretty solid weekend, and considering we have three new drivers this year, I couldn’t be prouder of the young fellas,” said White.
“For Thomas to take pole and win the last race, and Jayden score the top rookie honours, I felt that was a great effort.
“Zak was on for a terrific show in the last race before being taken out by a pretty amateur move.
“I’m very pleased with the results and I’m confident that all three of our drivers will be a threat for wins and podiums during the year.”
“To take a race win and finish second overall, it’s a great weekend,” said Randle.
“The weekend has been phenomenal. I really fit in well with the team and they have been terrific to me.
“Fingers crossed, I’ll be fit and ready for the next round at Symmons Plains.”
“I had an awesome weekend with the MW Motorsport boys,” said Ojeda.
“They gave me an awesome car, and I learn a lot, moved my way through the field, just hanging off the back end of the experienced boys, which was the main objective for the day.
“My highlight for the weekend was definitely being the best placed rookie. That is a great achievement, and getting fourth in Race 2 was awesome as well.”
“The weekend started really well, but didn’t end so great,” said Best.
“Qualifying third was great – fastest of the rookies too. In Race 1, I struggled with pace and managing the tyre, but I learnt a lot which was important.
“In Race 2, there was lots of pushing and shoving, but again, I started to find my feet and rhythm. I got a great start in Race 3, passed cars, but there were some minor incidents when the track was blocked and I had no where to go.
“The positive is that we finished and we move onto the next round.”