Long wait over, rookie driver fired up for Carrera Cup
SIX long weeks have passed since the last round of the Porsche Carrera Cup and series rookie Richard Muscat is excited to end the waiting game at the Townsville 400 this weekend.
The 22- year- old was crowned champion of fellow support category the Australian GT Championship last season before making the move to pilot the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup for BRM Racing.
Muscat and his fellow Carrera Cup drivers haven’t been in action since round three of the V8 Supercars at Phillip Island in late May and the Melbourne product was looking forward to getting back on track.
“You definitely don’t want to relax too much between races so I’ve been doing bit of karting as well as training in the gym and some simulator work,” Muscat ( right) said.
“All you can do is try to prepare yourself as much as possible for the race and it’s always great to come up to the warm Townsville weather in the middle of the July.”
This weekend’s schedule will consist of three 20- lap races across Saturday and Sunday for the Carrera Cup, and after a third place in the last race at Phillip Island, Muscat feels like he and his team are heading in the right direction.
“We are getting closer to where we need to be and I’m hoping to really be contending for race wins and podiums every race as the season goes on,” Muscat said.
“I raced in Townsville last year with Erebus Motorsport in the Australian GT Series and I really like the Reid Park circuit.
“It’s a real driver’s track, you can attack it and get really close to the walls and the hybrid of street circuit and permanent track works quite well.”