Richie Stanaway made an impressive debut in the Dunlop Super2 Series at the Sydney Motorsport Park with a victory in Race 4. This was the icing-on-the-cake having finished third in the first race, fourth in the second and another podium in race 3 with a third placing. The win sees Stanaway finish third overall for the round behind Paul Dumbrell and round winner Anton de Pasquale.
In race 4, the 25-year-old driving for Prodrive Racing Australia, moved into the lead off the grid, sneaking down the inside of front-row starters Anton de Pasquale and Todd Hazelwood as carnage unfolded behind. De Pasquale snatched the lead back with a daring move on the Safety Car restart but could not hold out Stanaway, who soon retook the place and drove on to victory.
“I can’t ask for much more than that,” said Stanaway, who was third for the weekend behind winner De Pasquale and Paul Dumbrell, who had taken out the opening two races.
“We haven’t had the smoothest weekend, we didn’t have a great run through quali and the first few races, but we saved some good tyres and pieced it all together in the last one.
“I’m very grateful for the opportunity from PRA and all of the sponsors that jumped on board this weekend. I’ve really enjoyed it and am really happy to get that win.
“I came into the weekend wanting to win but I was prepared for a tough fight. I just tried to do my best and we got there in the end.”
De Pasquale secured the round win despite also losing position to Macauley Jones and Garry Jacobson in the closing stages.