Team BOC gets early Homebush hot laps

Friday 6th November, 2009 - 2:30am


Jason Richards is led around the Homebush street course by a police escort

Jason Richards is led around the Homebush street course by a police escort

Jason Richards will have a slight advantage on the V8 Supercar pack when it arrives at the Homebush street circuit for December’s Sydney Telstra 500.

The Team BOC driver took to the track for a few promotional hot laps yesterday as part of a feature story for Channel Seven’s Sunrise morning show. Sunrise co-host David Koch rode shot-gun with Richards on his laps of the ‘under construction’ street track around the Homebush Olympic precinct.

The story will be aired this morning on the program.

The drive was sanctioned by V8 Supercars and tightly controlled by the NSW Police Traffic squad with Richards and the Team BOC Commodore under full police escort for the five-lap journey.

Richards was surprised at the amount of elevation that the 3.4km track presents after his first visit to the site.

“The track still has a lot of construction to be completed and today was really just a chance to experience the general flow of the circuit rather than the finished layout,” he said.

“The amount of undulation was quite a surprise as I expected it to be a lot flatter.

“At first look it will be a hard circuit on brakes. The bumps and undulations will really challenge the engineers as they attempt to give the drivers a good platform for set up. It’s a track that I think will really mix up the results.” comment policy reserves the right to deny any post that is abusive or offtopic. Users are encouraged to flag/report comments which should be removed.

Some comments may require approval before being published which can take up to 48 hours.

For support, please contact [email protected]

Comments are closed. has been established to provide a daily motorsport news service to the industry and fans in Australia and internationally.

Read the promise

Subscribe to our daily newsletter, the best way to get your news first, fast, and free!