Two cars, two categories, one driver, one weekend – iseek CEO, Jason Gomersall discusses his super weekend of home-town racing at the last Australian Supercars Championship Ipswich race in 2019.
“Racing at Queensland Raceway this weekend has been full-on for me, two cars, two categories, double the racing I normally do, as well as lots of family and friends, customers, business partners and so forth. This is as busy as it gets…
Literally jumping from the Touring Car for the Touring Car Masters straight into a Supercar in the Supercars Super 3 series was a real challenge, one I’ve never done before, and to be honest, one I’ll not likely do again.
In each between driving session it’s about analysing what happened in that session, analysing the data from the car with your engineer and looking at where you can make improvements as a driver, but more importantly set up – and that’s when that’s when the hard work starts – trying to come up with a strategy for the weekend to get you to the front.
I got involved in an incident in a Super 3 race, something that happened in front of me that I unfortunately got caught up in, but we came out ok with only cosmetic damage, actually picked up a couple of spots so it wasn’t too bad after all.
In summary, I think jumping between the two categories led to a small compromise in both, but I’m glad I did it, it was a good experience and this was the right place to do it, being my hometown. I think in future I’ll stick to just the one category.”