Jul 9, 2013
FOESSEL’S FOCUSSING ON DEVELOPMENT AND SUCCESS IN SYDNEY
Motor School Racing pilots, Ben and George Foessel are in final preparations for the next round of the Australian GT Championship presented by Pirelli to be held as part of the next round of the Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals at Sydney Motorsport Park, and the pair is looking to make a further impression on the competitive series.
The last round of the series held at Phillip Island proved successful for the Father/Son pairing, with both Ben and George scoring a podium result in their respective classes, and becoming used to the fast flowing Victorian layout.
“Phillip Island was an amazing track and one like none I have ever driving in Australia to date. It had alot more grip than I first expected and was very fast paced. I was able to achieve second in class for the round, with a win in race one and third place in class in race three,” Ben Foessel said.
“I thoroughly enjoyed the Phillip Island track due to the good mix of high speed and tight technical corners. This gave me the opportunity to learn the capabilities of the Porsche, and successfully finish first in class for the round,” George Foessel said.
The family rivalry returns when looking ahead to the next event in Sydney. While the track possesses many similar traits to Phillip Island, Ben admits he will have a slight advantage over George leading into the event.
“Sydney Motorsport Park is a very similar track to Phillip Island as they are both designed motorbike tracks with fast flowing corners. I was lucky enough to have a run in the Australian Suzuki Swift series last year around the track, so that will be hopefully give me the advantage over George,” Ben Foessel added.
“I’m very excited to be driving at Sydney Motorsport Park, as its one track I have never driven before and I’m really looking forward to testing my skills on the new layout,” George Foessel added.
While results are crucial at this time in the Championship, both drivers admit development will be crucial in the approach to the second half of the season.
“I’m hoping to achieve another podium finish in the two races in Sydney, and continue to hold onto my lead in the Australian GT Championship,” Ben Foessel concluded.
“Driving this track for the first time, the team has a goal to refine the overall vehicle setup and also enhance race craft. Hopefully this will equate to faster and more consistent lap times for the two races,” George Foessel concluded.
Round four of the Australian GT Championship presented by Pirelli, takes place as part of round five of the Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals at Sydney Motorsport Park, NSW from July 12-14