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Robotham out to reclaim Bathurst class crown

BRAD Jones Racing recruit Jaylyn Robotham will strive to reclaim the Bathurst 6 Hour’s Class D title at this year’s Easter enduro.

Together with Brett Parrish and Mitch Wooller in a Toyota 86, Robotham won the class crown in 2022 before last year stepping to Class C aboard a Renault Megane.

Robotham will now be back behind the wheel of the very Toyota 86 that delivered the 2022 success, this time teaming up with Alice Buckley and Jack Wood.

“It’s always awesome when you get to Bathurst and take your first laps across the top of The Mountain,” said Robotham, who is moving to Thailand in pursuit of regular racing opportunities.

“It will be great to catch back up with the BPRO crew, I’ve known Brett (Parish, team principal) and the team for a long time now, and we’ve had a lot of success in various events.

“The 86 is a really well-sorted package, and it is a lot of fun amongst all of the traffic you can expect in the 6 Hour.

“Both Alice and Jack will be on the money, so it should be a fun event.”

Jaylyn Robotham. Pic: Supplied

Parrish is tipping a stiffer challenge than before for the March 29-31 hitout.

“With his Bathurst 1000 experience, Jay will be a great sounding board for Alice and Jack, so come race day, hopefully, we will be on the money,” he said.

“Outside of some other strong Toyota 86s, Class D will also feature Mazda RX8s, a Honda Integra, a Toyota Camry, a BMW and a VW Golf, so we’re expecting a big fight.

“To date, testing has gone well, while back in the pits, we’ve assembled a great crew, which Scott Green will lead as team manager.

“Scott has a long list of credentials in motorsport, including as a competitor in the 6 Hour, and it will be great to lean on his experience.”

Alice Buckley. Pic: Supplied
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