Driver gear­ing up for Phillip Is­land

Whitsunday Times - - MOTORING -

A WHIT­SUN­DAY lo­cal will put him­self to the test at one of the coun­try’s most his­toric mo­tor­sport venues.

Wayne Udy will take part in round two of the Aus­tralian GT se­ries this week­end at the Phillip Is­land Grand Prix Cir­cuit.

The Whit­sun­day lo­cal was asked to co-drive with Ben Foessel of the Mo­tor School rac­ing team from Bris­bane.

The race is a 101 lap en­duro race with some of the big­gest names in mo­tor­sport, in­clud­ing Garth Tan­der, Steve John­son, Steve Richards, Will David­son and War­ren Luff.

“(Foessel) gave me a call and I wasn’t go­ing to say no,” Udy ex­plained.

“I won a cham­pi­onship last year so I proved I’m re­li­able. I think they were af­ter some- one who’s con­sis­tent and who won’t do much dam­age.

“It’s a good start see­ing as Townsville (round three) will be my next race and I’ll meet all the guys who I’ll be rac­ing with.”

Udy will drive a V8 Ginetta G50Z Bri­tish su­per­car this week­end, the ex­pe­ri­ence pre­par­ing him for his main goal – round three of the Aus­tralian GT se­ries in Townsville.

Not only will this week­end’s race be a good lead-up event for Udy, it will also be a chance to learn along­side a well-trav­elled driver.

“(Foessel) is from Bris­bane. He won the cham­pi­onship for his class in the Aus­tralian GT so he has a fair bit of ex­pe­ri­ence,” Udy said.

“Any­time in the seat you learn. This is my first time on Phillip Is­land so it will be good to be with some­one who knows what they’re do­ing.”

DRIVER: Wayne Udy will take on Phillip Is­land this week­end. Photo: Char­lotte Lam

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