June 4, 2018
RaceAway Track Time APRA Series rookie Tim Colombrita has produced a stunning performance in Round 2 of the series at Sydney Motorsport Park on the weekend, qualifying a sensational second outright in a 28-car field.
The qualifying session was cut short due to an incident earlier in the day, with drivers only able to complete three laps in the session. Colombrita recorded a time fast enough to secure a front-row starting position, upstaging some far more experienced drivers in the process.
At the start of Race 1, Colombrita fell back to seventh after a slow start, but staged a determined fightback to finish in third position.
The go-karting graduate was again running inside the top four in Race 2, and while he was forced into retirement by a mechanical problem, it detracted little from his fine performance.
RaceAway Track Time owner Phil Alexander was thoroughly impressed.
“Tim did a sensational job, and in particular his qualifying performance was superb,” Alexander said.
“We’ve been working closely with Tim in terms of driver development, and he’s improving at a rapid rate of knots. For him to qualify on the front row in only his third APRA meeting was very impressive.
“At Sydney Motorsport Park, Turn 1 is a very challenging corner due to the high speed and level of commitment required, but Tim was nailing it every time – it was a pleasure to watch.”
The attention of the RaceAway Track Time team now turns to this weekend’s second round of the Mazda RX8 Cup Series, where they will be running a car for another promising young driver, Brayden Slater.
Meanwhile, Colombrita and the rest of the RaceAway Pulsar fleet will be on the grid for Round 3 of the series at Wakefield Park on 29 July.