SMOLLEN AND RUSSELL TEAM UP TO TAKE ON PORSCHE RENNSPORT AUSTRALIA

May 21, 2013 in Autohaus Hamilton News


Image thanks to Carrera Cup Australia


Porsche Rennsport Australia Motor Racing Festival is just around the corner, and Carrera Cup partnership Shane Smollen and Dave Russell of McGrath Motorsport are looking forward to a competitive weekend in what’s sure to become a standout of Australian motorsport.

The team have a healthy mix of experience and speed at their disposal, with rising elite class contender Shane Smollen joined by veteran Australian GT and Carrera cup racer and current Kelly Racing V8 Supercar driver, Dave Russell.

“It’s a great opportunity for me to return to Carrera cup, and I’m really looking forward to teaming up with Shane for the weekend.”

“I have great confidence in my partnership with Shane and with the right strategy we should be able to put together a successful weekend.”

“Porsche Rennsport Australia is a fantastic thing for Porsche to be doing and it’s going to be a brilliant event!”

Smollen’s confident that his partnership with Russell will be able to produce a strong result, and thrill their home crowd with some tight, competitive racing along the way.

“Clearly the event will be a great equaliser.”

“Dave’s proven himself in Carrera Cup in the past and will no doubt want to make a mark on the series upon his return. I need to back him up, be consistent and make sure that we’re there at the end of both races.”

“Tyres will play a big part over the hour, so we’ll be looking to balance out our pace and put together a strong strategy.”

Aiding in the management of that strategy will be team boss Grant Geelan of Autohaus Hamilton, who will be supporting the team throughout the weekend.

“Shane and Dave are a great pairing with plenty of experience and the adrenaline of a home round behind them. We’re looking forward to a successful weekend!”

“It’s going to be a massive weekend for Autohaus Hamilton and we’re thrilled to be able to support Shane and Dave in Carrera Cup, along with cars in every single category at Porsche Rennsport Australia.”

“We’d like to send out a huge thanks to Porsche for having the foresight to put an event like this on in Australia!”