The Cohen Brothers have claimed they are ready to bounce back this weekend following a low point score at Round Two of the AFPGP Series back in April after Brock withdraw from the event and Damon crashed out.
Round Three of the AFPGP Series see’s the tour heading approximately two hours north of the Sydney to Rathmines on Lake Macquarie, which is the largest coastal saltwater lake in the Southern Hemisphere. It covers approximately 120 square kilometres (four times the size of Sydney Harbour).
Brock shared his thoughts on the event when speaking with PRW
It is always great to go to a new venue as no one really knows what to expect. Thousands of people lined the shores of Lake Macquarie last weekend as the Fast & Loud Festival roared into life with the offshore racing guys. Let’s hope we can also attract a big crowd because we have an incredibly competitive sixteen boat entry list, so I am sure we are going to put on a show.
Despite Brock missing Round Two and Damon only coming home with two hundred points, the boys find themselves in third and fourth respectively and still within reach of the championship lead.
Following his crash Damon understandably felt disheartened
Yes, after the crash and all the carry on that came with it, I did feel disappointed but after seeing how well we are still doing in the championship it has fired me up and I can’t wait to get back in my boat and go racing.
Brock continued by saying
Damon and I want to prove a point this weekend and we’re determined to do so. If we don’t have any dramas mechanically, I don’t see why one of us can’t win the final. We have worked hard to be competitive, and we are on a mission to win.
Both boats will look slightly different at Rathmines as their relationship with long time major sponsor, Simmons Landscaping, has come to an end due to the sale of the business. Simmons Landscaping had been a loyal supporter of Cohen Bros Racing since 2015. Both boats will still carry sponsorship from the Eagle Development Group, Whittley NSW Sales Sydney & Newcastle, Riverfront Logistics and Simmons Projects.
The organisers of the Fast & Loud Festival have now made this a free event due to the wet weather forecast. They have stated that at this stage they are planning for the event to go ahead as usual, now as a free event, where they may need to make some quick changes on the day in response to the weather.
The current championship standings are below:
Main image by Michael Quinlan at Quinno’s Quick Snaps