Victoria’s Fraser Ross will make his return to Sydney Motorsport Park (formerly Eastern Creek International Raceway) this weekend for the first time since last year’s Muscle Car Masters. Ross took part in the feature Fathers day event in his ex-Jim Richards Mustang and will look to capatilise on the strong performance and his experience at the track in his more modern Porsche Centre Brighton 997 Cup Car.
After a mixed weekend of results at the last round in Winton, Fraser is looking to return to the front of the field and mirror the performances that launched him onto the Porsche Staff Solutions International GT3 Cup Challenge at Phillip Island. “We have had some very positive results so far this season, and the developments I feel we have made in the car will continue to assist us through the championship,” Fraser added.
Sydney Motorsport Park is a track that Fraser personally enjoys, and that in conjunction with his experience there is filling him with confidence leading into the weekend, “Having driven the track during the Muscle Car Masters event, I am used to the layout and it will be a matter of utilising the Friday practice sessions to become accustomed to the track again, and the differences in being behind the wheel of the Porsche compared to the Mustang,” the 21 year old stated.
The series returns to a format of a trio of sprint races on the back of the Jim Richards Endurance Trophy at Winton, and with this in mind, Fraser affirms that qualifying will play an even more integral role, “with all of the races being of equal distance (10 laps), I will be placing even more focus on the 25 minute qualifying session as a matter of stamping my authority on the races ahead,” Ross concluded.
Round 4 of the Porsche Staff Solutions International GT3 Cup Challenge will take place at Sydney Motorsport Park on July 13-15. Sunday’s events can be streamed through itvlive.com.au with audio commentary and visual streaming available.