SANDOWN AMC & V8 KHUMO ROUND 1
Monday, 16 March 2015
Pollicina Unveils 2015 AMC Weapon
Pollicina Motorsports has unveiled its brand-new weapon for the 2015 Australian Manufacturers Championship – HSV’s latest Gen-F GTS.
Powered by a supercharged version of the 6.2 Litre LSA V8 motor, the GTS punches out 430kW of power and 740Nm of torque, making it the most powerful vehicle to ever compete in the AMC.
In recent seasons, the AMC has been dominated by smaller-capacity turbocharged vehicles, and Jim Pollicina is excited about catering for fans of rear-wheel-drive, Australian muscle cars, with a package he believes will be an outright contender.
“When I saw the specifications of the new GTS and realised it was going to be eligible for the AMC, it was too good an opportunity to resist,” Pollicina said.
The GTS, which will be sponsored by Poll Performance and MoComm Motorsport Communications along with factory support from HSV, will make its debut in the opening round of the AMC, the Sandown 3 Hour Classic at the Shannons Nationals on 28-29 March.
Pollicina says the Sandown circuit is an ideal place for the car to make its first appearance.
“With its long straights and slow corners, Sandown will really suit the handling characteristics of the GTS; its torque and acceleration will allow it to accelerate hard out of the corners and reach a high top speed,” Pollicina said.
Pollicina will share the car with a man who is very familiar with hustling V8 race cars around Sandown: five-time national Commodore Cup Champion Geoff Emery.
“Geoff was one of my team-mates in the Dunlop Series last year and he’s a very experienced driver,” Pollicina said.
“Our driving styles complement each other really well, and he’s also used to working with my race engineer David Slater and team manager Dean Lillie. His feedback will be valuable in fine tuning the car over the course of the weekend.”
Pollicina will be on double-duty over the Sandown Shannons Nationals weekend, also competing in the Kumho Tyres V8 Touring Car Series.
All races will be live-streamed via www.thenationals.com.au.
Event Schedule – Shannons Nationals Round 1
Saturday, 28 March
9:35 – AMC Qualifying 1 (20 min)
10:45 – AMC Qualifying 2 (20 min)
12:25 – V8 Touring Cars Qualifying (20 min)
16:00 – V8 Touring Cars Race 1 (12 laps)
Sunday, 29 March
09:40 – V8 Touring Cars Race 2 (12 laps)
11:50 – AMC Warm-up (10 min)
12:10 – V8 Touring Cars Race 3 (18 laps)
14:45 – AMC 3 Hour (180 min)
Monday, 16 March 2015
Podium at Wakefield Park Enduro
Jim partnered one of his best clients and mates, current NSW Production Touring Car champion Gerry Murphy for the Wakefield Park 1 hour enduro race on August 11th.
This was the first time the dynamic duo have driven together and what a great result. Despite having a minor issue with the turbo boost, the pair still managed a 2nd despite cars around them creating grass fires, blown diffs leaving more oil then a Texas well on the track, Jim avoided the mayhem and took the chequered flag in the Evo 10 behind Bob Pearson.
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