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From Wanneroo to Spa: Evans’ post-race whirlwind

LIFE didn’t exactly slow down for Jaxon Evans in the hours after the Perth SuperSprint wrapped up.

There was no time to dwell on an uninspiring weekend at Wanneroo Raceway for his Supercars team Brad Jones Racing, with Evans jetting off to Europe last night.

“My world doesn’t really stop for me and it’s pretty exciting,” he said.

“I’ve got a two-day test at Spa before regrouping with the Arise Racing GT crew for Fanatec GT Australia.”

Evans will contest the Spa 24 Hour next month with Phantom Global Racing.

It follows him representing the Porsche outfit this year in the Bathurst 12 Hour and a GT World Challenge Asia round in Thailand.

Jaxon Evans in Phantom Global Racing colours. Pic: Supplied

Then, as flagged, it’s back Down Under in time for The Bend’s May 31 to June 2 SpeedSeries round.

“Hopefully we can taste some success in the Ferrari again,” said Evans.

“It’s really good to have such a busy schedule and I feel it’s the best form of training.

“Not only in physical training, but being able to adapt and manage tyres, driving all these different cars means I experience the different characteristics.

“They’re a challenge in their own right, but I quite enjoy swapping in between.

“Any race miles are good miles. I’m just happy to keep myself busy.”

Evans put two 18th place finishes on the board in Perth, but he did feel some individual progress in what was still just the fourth round of his rookie Supercars campaign.

Evans aboard the #12 SCT Camaro in Perth. Pic: Supplied/Pace Images

“I was pretty happy with how we stacked up when it came to crunch time in qualifying where I felt like I made a pretty reasonable step in my own personal performance, unlocking some speed, or being pretty close to the other competitors around us,” he said.

“Obviously, we were not at the right end of the tenth, which doesn’t help around here and our qualifying positions weren’t great.

“We were able to race forward a little bit and I think the tyre deg that everyone was expecting at this circuit wasn’t as big as what was hoped for us at BJR.

“At BJR, we have confidence in our cars looking after the tyres pretty well, but it wasn’t a strength we couldn’t use this weekend.”

The best BJR race result across the weekend was Andre Heimgartner’s 13th on Saturday.

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