After the five week break Red Bull Racing Australia have come storming back onto the V8 circuit with a clean sweep of pole positions and race wins today in Darwin.
Having never claimed a pole at Hidden Valley Raceway, Jamie took top honours for both races, going on to lead the way throughout and claim both race wins.
“I won’t go making any big statements but the future is looking bright and certainly better than it has in the last few months,” said J-Dub.
“Thankfully the guys and girls at the workshop have dug deep during the break, as cliché as that might sound, but we’ve certainly made improvements to the car.
“I did feel a little guilty crashing Lowndesy’s 40th party but it’s my nan’s 94th so I was racing for her today.”
Holden team-mate Lowndesy was never far behind and celebrated his 40th birthday with two second places, closing the gap to the championship lead to just 65 points.
“It’s great to get a couple of podiums today and I always love coming to the Northern Territory but it’s a consistently tough weekend. Today was pretty straight forward with the single set of tyres but the dual tyres tomorrow is going to be a headache for everyone.
“Although it’s my birthday, it will be business as usual tonight and my head will be in sheets of data and working with the team on how to improve from today and get more pace out of the car.”
Qualifying for tomorrow’s 200km race kicks off at 12:40 Darwin time, with the race at 15:15. Find out where to catch all the action.