James Courtney eyes home GC600 win

The Gold Coast’s very own, James Courtney, is hoping to pinch victory in his 400th Supercars start this weekend.

The GC600 starts on Friday with the iconic Surfers Paradise streets transformed into a humming racetrack.

Courtney, who only lives “down the road”, says the event will be testing if the rain hangs around.


“It’s fun when it’s in the wet but it’s not great for crowd numbers,” he said.

“It’s the Sunshine State so hopefully, the Coast turns it on for the weekend.”

“The thing that makes this place a lot harder than others is the tyre bungles, you can’t really see them when you’re following cars.

“Add spray and rain it’s pretty crazy.”

The 38-year-old won the event in 2015 and brushed off any concerns after not finishing at Bathurst.

“We’ve had a couple of big components come on board the last couple of rounds, it’s brought us some pace.

“The last three rounds have been really quick… The cars are pretty bulletproof at the moment.”