Erebus Academy drivers Jaylyn Robotham and Jay Hanson have successfully battled tricky weather conditions at the Super2 season opener in Sydney this weekend.
Robotham, who enters his second season, scored his maiden victory in a thrilling last lap dash.
It was then followed by a sixth place finish on Sunday that saw him come away with third overall for the event.
“Coming into this weekend, I wasn’t expecting to be finishing up on the podium,” Robotham said.
“To get a race win and finish off with a round podium was pretty cool and I’m definitely going to be expecting more of myself for the rest of the year.
“Last year, I lost a bit of faith in myself and my ability but this weekend has brought the joy back into my racing and I’m really looking forward to the season ahead.”
Debuting in Super2 for the first time, a mixture of wet and dry conditions provided an important learning opportunity for rookie Hanson.
Race 1 saw the 18-year-old cross the line in 19th after maintaining a top 10 position until the penultimate lap, while Race 2 saw him make some ground and finish P9.
“My first weekend in Super2 was very productive for myself and the team,” Hanson said.
“It was definitely a lot to take in with the weather and tricky track conditions but I learnt a lot and felt like I was able to adapt quite quickly to all of the different conditions.
“To have this round under our belt and to have been able to consistently show a top 10 pace is really good and I hope we can continue throughout the year.”
Robotham currently holds third in the Super2 driver standings, while Hanson sits 11th.
The Image Racing duo will be back on track for the Perth SuperNight, April 30 – May 1.