Blake and Kyle Aubin make an impressive start to their 2018 Australian Production Cars championship

BATHURST’S Aubin brothers made an impressive start to their 2018 Australian Production Cars championship bid on the weekend as they dominated their class at Sandown Raceway.

OFF AND RACING: Brothers Blake and Kyle Aubin made a clean sweep of their Class C honours in the opening round of the Australian Production Cars series at Sandown. Photo: SPEED SHOTS PHOTOGRAPHY

OFF AND RACING: Brothers Blake and Kyle Aubin made a clean sweep of their Class C honours in the opening round of the Australian Production Cars series at Sandown. Photo: SPEED SHOTS PHOTOGRAPHY

While both Blake and Kyle had never previously driven at the iconic track, they guided the #17 Aubin Brothers Racing Renault Megane to first in Class C in each of the four one-hour races that acted as the series opener.

It not only gave them round honours, but it was the perfect way to start their bid for overall class championship glory for the season.

“It was a great team effort all weekend, we got our championship off to a perfect start,” Blake Aubin said.

“Hopefully we can take that momentum to Queensland Raceway and do it all again. That [race four] was good fun, I had to earn that one.

“The state was really even with the other class C cars and they jumped us in the pit stops somehow. We got them back on the track, there was a good few battles in that one.”

Forming part of a strong 43-car field in the first of five rounds, Blake got the team off to a good start as he topped his qualifying session on Friday afternoon.

In race one Kyle Aubin topped his class and placed 23rd outright, while Blake drove his way to 16th outright in race two to again claim Class C honours.

“It was very hectic at the start of my race, there was a lot of contact and different classes getting mixed up, but it was good fun and once it spread out, it was back to the class battles and it was really enjoyable,” Blake said after Saturday’s race.

“There was a lot of debris on the track, but we managed to miss all that and it was a good race.

“We have started the championship pretty well, that is the goal, to get as many points as we can and build momentum, and we ticked that box today.”

“Hopefully we can do more of the same tomorrow, just get a good start and keep the gap but it should be interesting, without the state series guys I think it will be a lot closer, we will see how it goes,” Kyle Aubin added.

The brothers backed that up on Sunday with two more class wins, Kyle placing 15th outright in race three and Blake 19th in race four.