PCCA Pro-Am Title Bid and GT World Challenge Beckon for ASM at Bathurst

Ashley Seward Motorsport will field five cars during next week’s Repco Bathurst 1000 event, across Porsche Paynter Dixon Carrera Cup Australia and Fanatec GT World Challenge Australia powered by AWS.

Dale Wood in the Pro category with Geoff Emery, Dean Cook and Scott Taylor in Pro-Am are all set to resume their Carrera Cup campaigns in a four-race, two-round event for the championship.

Wood’s experience at Mount Panorama will have him well-placed to challenge for outright wins, while Emery and Cook both stand a real chance of winning the Pro-Am title, once dropped rounds are applied to each driver’s points tally.

After round three, Emery is just six points off the Pro-Am lead and is looking forward to attacking Mount Panorama in his Porsche, which will carry backing from RUPES Tools.

“It’s going to be my first time back racing since Townsville, but we did a practice day at Winton this week which has got me all warmed up,” said Emery.

“We just need to finish races and keep moving forward. It’s taken me most of the year to learn the car and understand how to deal with not having ABS available to me (as it is in GT racing). We’re in a good position to challenge for the title.

“It would be great to see Cooky get up in the points and fight for it as well, he’s a good racer and we’ve already had a couple great battles this year.”

For the first time in 2021, ASM will also field an entry in GT World Challenge Australia, Taylor having elected to run double duty and enter his Porsche GT3-R in the Trophy Class. The decision for Taylor to run his Porsche over his Mercedes in the GT competition has come down to his need to switch between categories over the weekend.

“We decided the Porsche would be more similar to the Carrera Cup car, obviously both being the same manufacturer means it has the same sort of styling in the cockpit and there are no massive changes between the cars,” Taylor said.

“Given the year we’ve had, and the limited racing it drew me towards wanting to do as much racing as possible at the end of the year. Plus, Bathurst being Bathurst it had to be done.

“I’m loving the time I’ve been spending in Carrera Cup as well this year, it’s a really well run group with a quality field which is always hotly contested.

“I’m just excited to get to Bathurst, it’s amazing in everything from a pushbike to a GT car,” Taylor concluded.

The final round of Fanatec GT World Challenge Australia powered by AWS and the double header for Porsche Paynter Dixon Carrera Cup will take place from November 30-December 5 on the support bill for the Bathurst 1000.

PCCA Weekend Schedule
Wednesday, December 1

2:35pm – Practice (40 mins)
Thursday, December 2
11:20am – Qualifying (20 mins)
3:45pm – Race 1 (11 laps) Round 4
Friday, December 3
2:45pm – Race 2 (11 laps) Round 4
Saturday, December 4
3:00pm – Race 3 (15 laps) Round 5
Sunday, December 5
10:50am – Race 4 (9 laps) Round 5

GT Weekend Schedule
Tuesday, November 30
9:50am – Practice 1 (40 mins)
2:15pm – Practice 2 (40 mins)
Wednesday, December 1
11:10am – Qualifying 1 (20 mins)
11:35am – Qualifying 2 (20 mins)
Thursday, December 2
11:50am – Race 1 (60 mins)
Friday, December 3
8:55am – Race 2 (60 mins)