Last year’s MRF Tyres Australian Production Cars Series season proved to be one of the more entertaining outings in recent years, when the title race went all the way down to the wire.
At the conclusion of the final round at The Bend Motorsport Park, where the series leader changed on multiple occasions, it was Sherrin Racing’s Iain Sherrin who stood on the top step over title rivals Chris Lillis and Coleby Coleham.
It was a deserving reward for the team who had come so close in 2018 but had a car that failed them in the rounds that counted.
With the tough but satisfying campaign officially behind them, the team has now turned to the 2020 season, which starts early next month with the Production Car Nationals at Sydney Motorsport Park on 6-8 March.
“The series battle in 2019 was just epic from start to finish and there really aren’t words to describe the finale event at Tailem Bend – even months later I struggle to sum up just how intense that weekend was,” Iain said .
“Now we look ahead to another great year ahead starting next weekend at Sydney Motorsport Park. Everyone in the team is very excited about it and we are looking forward to seeing what the year ahead has in store.”
It’s been a busy off season for the reigning champions since that famous victory with the team having freshened up the #1 Sherrin Racing BMW M4 and also the #19 Sherrin Racing BMW135i.
For Grant Sherrin, he will be hoping the changes help the team go back-to-back as the category’s talent continues to grow.
“We haven’t made any major changes to either car, but we have gone through our annual strip down and servicing routine and both cars are now ready and raring to go. The #19 also has a nice new red livery to match the #1,” Grant said.
“When it comes to going back-to-back with the outright and A1 championship, we are pretty confident – we have worked on a couple of the problems we have had in the M4 over the off-season and believe we have those ironed out now, so coming to Sydney Motorsport Park we will be feeling good.
“I believe there will be a few more BMW M3s and M4s on the grid this year and the Mustang has certainly shown a lot of speed so I think the pointy end will be pretty tight this year.”
The MRF Tyres Australian Production Cars Series begins on 6-8 March as the headline act for the Production Car Nationals at Sydney Motorsport Park.
Other categories to feature during the weekend will be the Australian Protype Series, Radical Australia Cup, Australian Pulsar Racing Association, NSW Production Touring Cars and the NSW Production Sports cars.
The MRF Tyres Australian Production Cars Series will then feature as part of the Shannons Motorsport Australia Championships throughout the remainder of 2020.