Tom Hayman has come away with a second-place podium finish on his debut of the Monochrome GT4 Australia Series at Phillip Island last weekend.  

 

Hayman shared the wheel with Marcos Flack, the duo driving the new McLaren Artura GT4 under Method Motorsport, spearheaded by Supercars driver, Chaz Mostert.  

 

The pair didn’t place lower than fourth across the entire weekend, a notable accomplishment. Saturday saw both drivers compete in their individual qualifying session, where they both finished third respectively.   

 

Starting from the second row of the grid for both races, Hayman and Flack had an impressive first round, taking out second place across both races.  

 

Here’s what Hayman had to say after the weekend:  

 

“We had a really great weekend at Phillip Island,” said Hayman. 

 

“We had two really good results for the Championship, coming home in second place in both races – so I’m wrapped with that.  

 

“We started the weekend off pretty strong. In practice we were in the top five. As we headed into qualifying it was a bit tricky, as it started off wet and then came dry for my session. Marcus qualified the car for race 1 and qualified us for race 2, which we both finished up in P3.  

 

“Race 1 we had quite good pace. Unfortunately, the session got shortened back to 40-mintutes though, rather than an hour. Marcus started the race and got a really good start. He handed it over to me in a good position, but we didn’t quite have enough to hold on and settle into first place – the Miedecke Mustang just had too much power.  

 

“Race 2 we showed that we can absolutely keep up with the Mustang though and we drove the McLaren as hard as we could. I was able to stay with the Lubrimaxx Ford Mustang at the start of the race and handed it over to Marcus, who was able to come out in front of the Mustang after the pit stop.  

 

“Unfortunately though, the pit timer gave us a faulty reading. The pit stop must be 120 seconds from the start of pitlane to the end, and so we got a drive through penalty for that error, but we were still able to come out in second place as we had a big enough gap, which was really lucky.  

 

“I’m stoked with our first weekend in the Monochrome GT4 Series and looking forward to pushing harder again for the next round! 

 

“A big thanks to Method Motorsport for all their effort on the weekend and also to all of my supporters and sponsors, it means a lot!”  

 

Round 2 of the Monochrome GT4 Australia next heads to The Bend 31 May – 2 June. 

 

There’s no rest for Hayman though, who will head to Sydney this weekend for round 1 of the TA2 Racing Muscle Car Series with his #30 Ford Mustang TransAm at Sydney Motorsport Park.  

 

Catch all the action with live primetime coverage on SBS on Friday and Saturday night, April 19-20, simulcast on Fox Sports and Kayo.  

 

Results 

Friday 12th April  

Practice 1 – 4th  

Practice 2 – 3rd  

Saturday 13th April 

Qualifying 1 (Flack) – 3rd  

Qualifying 2 (Hayman) – 3rd  

Race 1 – 2nd 

Sunday 14th April  

Race 2 – 2nd