Toyota 86 Racing Series competitor, Jaylyn Robotham is set to test in Thailand, with V8 Supercaar mentor, David Reynolds. Robotham recently made the news when he was declined dispensation to race at Bathurst due to his age. The teenager will fly to Chang International Circuit ahead of Round 9 of the TA2 Asia Championship and test either a Ford Mustang or Dodge Challenger on Wednesday this week.
TA2 Racing is similar to V8 Supercars, being rear wheel drive V8 powered saloon cars, but with traction control and paddle shift transmissions. For Robotham, the opportunity to test a 525 horsepower V8 race car is just the challenge he was looking for.
“I’m ready to experience faster and more powerful saloon cars now, so TA2 will be a great opportunity to experience a bigger race car with serious power”.
Robotham will need to take some time off school to spend time in Thailand and considers the opportunity an experience of a life time.
“I’ll be traveling with the team from Push Talent management including David Reynolds who I really look up to. Getting into a race car overseas is something I’ve never experienced before either, so I really can’t wait”.
For David Reynolds, it’s a chance to set a bench mark for his junior to follow and a chance to check out the TA2 Asia series first hand.
“I’ve seen Jaylyn’s progress this year and this is a chance to work together in the same car at the same track. I’ll spend time on Wednesday and Thursday having a drive of the cars and helping the team set up for this weekend’s round and after that, I’ll take a few days off for some much needed rest and relaxation!”
Both Reynolds and Robotham will depart from the circuit before Round 9 of the TA2 Asia Series kicks off at Chang International 27th October.
Robotham is currently in 6th position of the Toyota 86 Series Championship despite missing Round 5 at Bathurst, however will return for the final round of the championship at the Newcastle 500, November 23-25.
For more information on the TA2 Asia Series, visit; https://www.ta2asiaracing.com