Shepparton racing driver Garry Jacobson has taken another step to a professional career after signing with Eggleston Motorsport.MATTHEW GALEA January 31, 2014 4:05am
For Garry Jacobson, the time for being nervous is over.
The Shepparton driver signed for Eggleston Motorsport this month following an impressive debut season in the Dunlop Series with Sonic Motorsport last year, and Jacobson, 21, is champing at the bit to prove his worth to his new team.
‘‘Eggleston Motorsport is a team that I took a lot interest in all year in 2013,’’ Jacobson said.
‘‘I was thoroughly impressed by their results, their presentation in the pits and their professionalism off the track.
‘‘They’ve got a strong alliance with Triple Eight (Race Engineering), which means I’ll get the best level of technical support consistently and I can’t wait to get started.’’
Jacobson’s excitement in signing for Eggleston is matched only by team owner and manager Rachael Wagg’s own delight in having signed what she believes to be one of the sport’s hottest prospects.
‘‘The way he conducts himself, his attitude, his dedication, his fitness; he has the right mixture of things you need to be a professional,’’ Wagg said.
‘‘I think he’s smart, he doesn’t get hot-headed, he’s consistent and he respects that motorsports are expensive and respects the car and the people around him as a result.
‘‘He’s mature beyond his age, he’s consistent, and he’s fast .
Jacobson attracted the interest of Eggleston with his impressive performances in last year’s Dunlop Series, in which he finished 17th outright, as well as his fine form in his 2012 Formula Ford, where he was only denied a championship win by injury.
After impressing at an invite-only driver evaluation day, the Melbourne-based team was more than happy to offer the eager Jacobson a spot on its team.
Jacobson and his new team have now set their sights on getting ready for the first event of this year’s series — the Clipsal 500 in Adelaide.
‘‘I’ve maintained my fitness levels over the summer during the off-season,’’ Jacobson said.
‘‘The harsh heat in Adelaide for that first round will hopefully let me make the most of that work, so it’s time for me now to take that next step and get closer and closer to making it a pro career.
‘‘Adelaide is a street circuit, which I enjoy because there’s no room for error and it’s a good proving ground, it needs a higher level of concentration especially in hot conditions.’’
The Clipsal 500 starts on Thursday, February 27 and finishes on Sunday, March 2, and Jacobson hopes a strong performance will put him in a good position moving forward, as well as encouraging more sponsors to get on board.
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