Swift return for Currie and Walsh

Paul Currie and Jason Walsh will make their return to the Australian Production Car Series, as part of Round 6 of the Shannons Nationals at Phillip Island.

The duo will share a Suzuki Swift Sport, marking the return of the pairing for the first timesince the opening round of the series in 2016.

“We have developed the car a long way since last year’s Round 1, mainly with adjustments and with the tuning of the chassis to the point where it is now a very easy car to drive,” Currie said.

“We were hoping to have a new engine for the weekend but unfortunately we are not quite there yet, as we are having to source most of the parts from Japan mainly due to the reliability of the engines as a road car, and the fact the engine internals are not something which seems to be stocked locally.

“We hope it won’t be too much longer though, as we have the parts now and are just waiting on machine work to be completed before we can assemble and run it on the dyno.”

While both drivers have had some time out of the seat, they both like their chances oftaking out class E next weekend.

“The car performed very well in the last round we ran [Winton], securing eighth outright and Race 1 and winning class E in both races… that is one good thing about these little cars, they are so solid and reliable,” Currie said.

“The last time Jason and I headed to Phillip Island it was the first time we had teamed up behind the wheel and we also had double duties to worry about, as we were assisting the Naylor brothers.

“This time we will be able to completely focus on our car and driving with new team manager Stephen Whyte coming to look after everything else.”

Currie and Walsh will be part of the penultimate round of the Australian Production Car Series, racing on 8-10 September.