Courtney back to dominate the streets of Surfers Paradise
Monster Energy athlete and Holden Racing Team driver James Courtney will regain control of his #22 V8 Supercar as the championship heads to Surfers Paradise for the Gold Coast 600 this weekend.
In spirit of his monster recovery, JC will sport a brand new ‘I’m Back’-themed helmet for the event as he and endurance co-driver Jack Perkins look to make up for lost time and dominate the street circuit on the Gold Coast.
The return of Courtney comes after the star driver was sidelined for the past three event meetings after a freakish, pit-lane debris injury at Sydney Motorsport Park sent the Gold Coaster into recovery mode with multiple broken ribs and a punctured lung.
“I’m back!” Exclaimed Courtney.
“It’s been incredibly hard to sit on the sidelines for two of the biggest races of the year but Jack and Muscle [Russell Ingall] have done a superb job to score some solid results for the team in the #22 Commodore.
“With their hard fought podium Garth and Luffy [Warren Luff] showed at Bathurst we have the car speed to dominate the field and that is exactly what I’m planning to do this weekend.
“I’m stoked on my new lid for the weekend, the design looks awesome and really depicts the fighting spirit of the team.
“It’s been a long, tough recovery to get back in the car this weekend but I have to thank everyone for their support in helping me get through this so quickly, now it’s time to repay the favour with nothing but total dominance at the GC600.”
Coming off the back of a stella podium finish at the Bathurst 1000 the #2 Monster Energy-sponsored HRT Commodore of Tander and Luff will be looking to continue their fine form into the weekend.
The beachside track of the GC600 is nestled amongst the party mecca of Queensland in Surfers Paradise and brings with it hundreds and thousands of party-going rev heads ready for Australia’s ultimate motorsport show.
With a concrete jungle snaking the circuit and some of the most demanding curbs on tour the track creates some of the hottest, hardest and fast paced racing all year.
All the action from the Castrol Gold Coast 600 kicks off on Friday with Practice for all drivers followed by Qualifying, Top-10 Shootout and Race 1 on Saturday and Qualifying and Race 2 on Sunday.