It was a fairytale ending for Tom Hayman, who has come away with a first-place finish in his debut at The Mountain, at the Supercheap Bathurst International on the weekend. Hayman not only came away with a podium win on the Sunday, but also finished with a round win and ultimately finished fourth in the National Trans Am Series Championship Standings for the season.  

 

Hayman rolled out for practice on Friday, and instantly felt comfortable on the track placing fourth and sixth respectively. Whilst a red flag intervention eight minutes into the qualifying session forced all entries into the pits, there would be only one more opportunity for a last flying lap before the session ended. A mature lap from the 19-year-old saw the #30 Ford Mustang qualify sixth ahead of the first race, an impressive result considering the lack of track time available throughout the session. 

 

It was chaos in race 1 as multiple cars were involved in an incident on the run up The Mountain, which brought out a Safety Car and ultimately ended the session early. Hayman was able to pick up a position and crossed the chequered flag in fifth. 

 

Race 2 was then declared a non-event after a two-lap incident involved a lengthy clean up and so the day was cut short.  

 

A rolling start on the Sunday would kick off the final race of the season and Hayman was eager to cut some laps. Hayman managed to get a good start and was able to stay composed throughout the session, taking advantage of Moffat’s mechanical issues and ultimately claimed the lead. Hayman picked up his fourth race win for the season, a well-deserved victory for the privateer team.  

 

It was an absolutely awesome weekend – a dream come true really. It’s something that I have always dreamed about, to not only be able to race at Bathurst, but also win a race and also get the round win, so I’m stoked with what we have achieved,” said Hayman.  

 

“We didn’t have the pace all weekend. A little bit of luck came into our hands, but as you know with motorsport, you need a lot of it.  

 

“It was great to be able to finish the year on a high for the team and give them the results they deserve.  

 

“I’d like to say a big thank you to all of our sponsors and supporters who have backed us this year. Without you all, we wouldn’t be here and I’m forever grateful for all of your help and support.  

 

“I’m looking forward to a break, but also looking forward to getting back to it next year and hopefully going better again.”   

 

Results 

Friday 10th November 

Practice 1 – 4th 

Practice 2 – 6th  

Saturday 11th November 

Qualifying – 6th  

Race 1 – 5th  

Race 2 – declared non-event 

Sunday 12th November 

Race 3 – 1st