Kiwi single seater driver Taylor Cockerton has joined the grid for the opening round of the S5000 series this weekend at Sandown Raceway in Australia. The ex Toyota Racing Series driver is set to drive a third car prepared by MTEC Motorsport which is already fielding entries for Matthew Brabham and Tim Macrow.
Cockerton is well experienced in single seater racing having won the NZ Formula Ford title (2014/15), competed in three seasons of TRS and also winning the 2017 Formula Masters China series.
“I’m not setting any expectations for myself. I’d like to be at the pointy end. I’ve got some good team-mates in Matt and Tim, so hopefully I’m getting into a rhythm early and move forward,” said Cockerton.
“The last race car that I drove was a Formula 4 car at the Grand Prix in March, so this is a massive step up in terms of performance. Hopefully by the end of the weekend, we can be challenging for the lead.”
S5000 Entry List, Round 1 (Provisional):
8 Alex Davison Team BRM
11 Michael Gibson Australian Racing Enterprises
22 Tom Alexander AGi Sport
23 Tim Macrow MTEC Motorsport
24 John Martin AGi Sport
27 Barton Mawer Milldun Motorsport
33 Tim Berryman Team BRM
38 Will Brown Eggleston Motorsport
83 Matt Brabham MTEC Motorsport
92 Ricky Capo Modena Engineering
97 Taylor Cockerton MTEC Motorsport
111 Rubens Barrichello Team BRM