Olympic test awaits Dylan Gulson in Toyota 86 finale

BATHURST driver Dylan Gulson has already had a season to remember in the Toyota 86 series, but he will be looking to finish his 2016 campaign this weekend with more highlights.

Gulson will form part of the grid for the Toyota 86 season finale at Sydney Olympic Park, the round to feature three nine-lap races.

He heads to Homebush off the back of an outstanding performance in the fourth round at Mount Panorama in October. With second, third and seventh placings across the weekend, he placed third outright.

That helped him into sixth on the series standings on 622 points, a position he hopes to consolidate in Sydney.

The Bathurst talent admits he doesn’t think he will be able to overtake the currently fifth placed Tim Brook (884), but as he can still be caught by Jake Klein (610) and Luke James King (596), will be chasing another strong round.

“I am going into the weekend sitting sixth in the point score after doing every round so far this year,” he said.

“Yes it would be nice to get into the top five, it’s mathematically possible, but it’s a long gap and I would need quite a lot of luck.

“For me it’s going to be more about trying to consolidate sixth place, to be honest that’s beyond what my expectations were at the start of the season.”

When practice gets underway at 8.45am on Friday, it will mark the first time Gulson has driven at Sydney Olympic Park. The tight street circuit designed by motor sport star Mark Skaife is one which will fully test his skills.

“I have never been to Sydney Olympic Park before, so it’s going to be very interesting to get down there amongst all that concrete,” he said.

FINAL FLING: Dylan Gulson will be at Sydney Olympic Park this weekend for the final round of the Toyota 86 series. Photo: PHILL BLATCH

FINAL FLING: Dylan Gulson will be at Sydney Olympic Park this weekend for the final round of the Toyota 86 series. Photo: PHILL BLATCH

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