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Podium Finish for JMR Boost Mobile Racing

Jamie Whincup/Richie Stanaway/Prince Jefri Ibrahim – Car #99 (Pro-Am)
Qualifying – 15th
Pro-Am Class Race Result – 3rd
Overall Race Result – 10th 

Prince Jefri Ibrahim
“It’s been a good start to the season. The Bathurst 12 Hour is not an easy one! It’s a privilege to race alongside Jamie and Richie, and thanks to Boost for coming on board as well. I couldn’t be more proud of the team, they worked hard all weekend and gave us a great car. Today wasn’t easy for us, but we made it through to third in our class, which I’m very proud of and look forward to carrying this momentum forward. It was totally different to last year’s Bathurst 12 Hour – it was dry all weekend this year and the cars got quicker and quicker, really pushing the limits. Getting my personal best lap time around Bathurst on Saturday felt really great. Jamie, Richie and the engineers gave me a lot of pointers, but the car felt amazing. I’m always learning something new around here every time and I can’t wait to race here again.”

Jamie Whincup
“We’ve got to be happy with third in class today, the team did an excellent job. Personally, I pushed as hard as I could and I didn’t leave anything on the table. I think Prince Jefri and Richie would say the same about their performances, and the crew’s pit stops were solid all day, so all in all we did everything we could. The competition was very strong, we know that from those guys we race regularly here in Australia, plus the factory drivers who come from overseas. You don’t get a bigger race than the Bathurst 12 Hour – just ask all the European and Asian teams who make the pilgrimage here. They say this event is top three in the world. It was an honour to represent Johor Motor Racing and Boost Mobile this weekend.”

Richie Stanaway
“It’s been an incredible experience working with Triple Eight, getting to know the team and working with such an incredible organisation. I’m so grateful to JMR, Boost Mobile and Triple Eight. It’s been incredibly valuable seat time for me here at Bathurst and a great way to start the year. I was feeling pretty fresh for my last couple of stints today. Luckily, it didn’t get too hot today, so physically I’m feeling pretty fine now. I haven’t had a podium since 2017, so I’d forgotten what it’s like to receive a trophy and a bottle of champagne. It’s an amazing way to finish my first race with the team and I hope there may be more to come.”