25/01/2014

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Geoff Ridder

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Driver of the #47 Blackwoods Protector FG Falcon, Mark Gibson, steered clear of significant race carnage at today's opening race for the 2014 V8STs

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Auckland based John McIntyre Racing driver Mark Gibson has scored a solid haul of points following today’s opening race for the 2014 V8 SuperTourer season, being held at Cromwell’s Highlands Motorsport Park.

The first time Gibson has raced the #47 Blackwoods Protector FG Falcon resulted in a sixth placed finish, netting 45 points toward the coveted drivers’ title. The 21-year-old crossed the finish line having survived multiple instances of accident attrition during the afternoon 12-lap race.

Also the first time the seven-round V8 SuperTourer category has raced at the recently established venue, Gibson says he’s thrilled with the result given the progress he’s still to achieve.
 
Quotes from Mark Gibson, driver of the #47 Blackwoods Protector FG Falcon V8 SuperTourer:
 
“A good points haul for us. To get from 11th to seventh and around the carnage left us with a clean car I could drive to the finish.
 
“John got on the radio warning me what was about to happen and I was able to brakes hard enough to avoid what lay ahead – it was a lot like the movie ‘Days of Thunder’ really.”
 
Fans can stay up-to-date with event information via the www.jmr.co.nz website and Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/JMR47?ref=ts.
 
For further information or images contact;
Media/PR:
Lance Hastie - 021 329 909 - lance@comtechnology.co.nz

Team owner/driver:
John McIntyre - 021 722 778 – john@jmr.co.nz
 
Driver:
Mark Gibson - 027 422 4511 - mark@jmr.co.nz