HE got a taste of what it was like to stand on the podium at Mount Panorama last year, but when Texan Gar Robinson makes his return to Bathurst it will be with the intent to do even better.
Robinson made his debut at the famous 6.213 kilometre circuit last February as he raced in the Skye Sands Combined Sedans series which acted as a support category on the Bathurst 12 Hour program.
Across the three 10-lap races, Robinson steered his 2017 Dodge Challenge to a pair of second placings. His fastest lap was a 2:19.440 effort.
It was experience he enjoyed, so Robinson will return to race his #74 Ranch Resort Chevrolet Camaro in the Bathurst 12 Hour support category once more.
He will steer one of 14 cars from the TA2 Muscle Car Series which will run in the Combined Sedans races.
“Bathurst instantly became my favourite track in the world after racing there last year, to say I am excited to be coming back would be an understatement,” Robinson told TA2Racing.
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After a 2018 campaign which saw him win the TA2 race at the Circuit of the Americas, Robinson is keen to start the new year on a positive note.
He will have the added motivation of racing at Bathurst in a livery paying homage to his father George Robinson.
“In 2018 we ran my championship paint scheme, for 2019 we are honouring my dad with his 1991 Trans-Am scheme. Nothing would be greater than to represent my dad with a victory on the mountain,” he said.
The Bathurst 12 Hour runs January 31-February 3.