YOUNG GUNS ANNOUNCE BATHURST 6 HOUR ENTRY
Subaru will be represented at the front of the Bathurst 6 Hour field with FullGas Racing entering a brand new Subaru Impreza WRX STI to contest not only the Bathurst event but the entire Australian Production Car Series.
Reigning Australian Pulsar Series champ Dimitri Agathos and National Formula Ford competitor Lachlan Gibbons will team up in the car, with Agathos is hoping the experience from competing in the Bathurst 6 Hour last year, where he took class victory in his Pulsar, will be beneficial towards a strong outright result.
“I think my experience last year will benefit me in this year’s race, as I now have knowledge of how to drive in an endurance race,” Agathos said.
“I also know what it feels like as a slower car so it should be easier for me to find my way through the lapped traffic.
“We’ve done some testing at Wakefield Park and the WRX is definitely easier to drive than the Pulsar, mainly because of the ABS and adjustable differential. It will be a great endurance package.”
Gibbons is only experienced in Formula Ford but jumped at the chance to drive a tin-top, especially around Bathurst.
“Mount Panorama is the most prestigious and difficult track in Australia, so having the opportunity to race there is something I’ve dreamed of for many years.,” Gibbons added.
“I didn’t expect to have this chance so soon in my career, but when FullGas Racing offered me the deal I grabbed it with both hands!
“Having driven only a Formula Ford in the past with no power steering or assisted braking, the biggest difference for me has been learning to drive without having to be super physical with driving inputs in the Subaru.”
Further testing will take place for the pair and their new wheels ahead of the opening round of the Australian Production Car Series, the Bathurst 6 Hour on April 14-16.
Date posted: March 17, 2017