Jun 6

DBA Supporters at Porsche Rennsport

RENNSPORT USA 2015, MAZDA RACEWAY, LAGUNA SECA
"Po raz pierwszy udaliśmy się do Rennsport USA był w październiku 2011; z Geoff Morgan, David i ja Kłąb,"Wspomina Peter Boylan, właściciel czarny 1974 Porsche Carrera.

I to nie lada zaszczytem, zarówno. Dla sporej Australijczyków, którzy zostaną zaproszeni do prowadzenia świętej asfalt słynnym torze Laguna Seca z jednymi z najlepszych Porsche w Ameryce, oraz z całego świata. To w sferze marzeń motoryzacyjnych.

"To na pewno, dlaczego, kiedy mówili chcieliby nam wrócić ponownie 2015, I okazało się, że jeszcze większy zaszczyt być zaproszona po raz drugi,"Piotr wyjawia.

"Oczywiście, że to był pierwszy raz miałem wycieki na Carrera i celem nie było do wygrania, ale chodzi o to, aby cieszyć się. W moim wieku jestem dumny powiedzieć ja wciąż ścigać, cieszyć się i jest to duży dreszczyk emocji. "

"Jesteśmy z hamowana je w rogach, ale wysadzony nas na prostej,"Śmieje się Piotr. "Są świetne grono ludzi i kochamy ścigać się z Amerykanami. Dali nam powierzchnię i wszystkie nasze własne miejsce. And couldn’t have been more welcoming.”

Peter’s good friend Geoff Morgan, who also came along for the trip for a second time, shared those same sentiments.

“To be invited to participate in Rennsport is a great thrill and honour,” begins Geoff Morgan. “But to also do it at Laguna Seca is incredible. I had to wait for reality to hit, before the big challenge of Peter Boylan, David Withers, Chris Stannard and I all having to get organized and co-ordinated. Getting there (from Australia to America, with cars and supplies) is a story in and of itself!”

When everything fell into place however, Geoff was stunned at the presentation of the track.

“The set up at the track was mega! It looked awesome and the first day consisted of coaching school and track familiarization. The excitement was up for the first! By practice 2 we improved, but had a lot of work to get the car working well, as we were running on slicks we had never used before,” explains Geoff.

"Widząc, jak nie ukończyć wszystkie okrążenia kwalifikacyjne - co później odkryliśmy jest obowiązkowe - znaleźliśmy się w 30th Umieścić na ruszcie! No cóż, myślałem, byliśmy tam się bawić. Byłem obok pięknego samochodu: Sunoco RSR, który był wspaniały. Zastanawiałem się, dlaczego był tak daleko z tyłu,"Geoff wspomina.

"Złapaliśmy nawzajem w oczy i dał kciuki, a następnie poszliśmy. Samochody były wszędzie na zakręcie,"Geoff śmieje jak on rozwija. “I went down the outside of plenty of them and then proceeded to dice with the Sunoco car nose to tail and side-by-side for the rest of the place, passing a few RSR’s and 935’s and generally causing havoc. We finished 16th with the Sunoco car 17th. After the race I was regaling the team about the duel, highlighting the great battle, only to have the Sunoco driver come strolling into our pits to share a great laugh about it all. That’s really what Rennsport is all about, which is why I love it so much,” Geoff praises.

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RENNSPORT AUSTRALIA 2016, SYDNEY MOTORSPORT PARK, EASTERN CREEK
After the success of Australia’s own, inaugural Rennsport Festival in 2013, Porsche once again rolled out their welcome wagon to return the festival back to Australia’s shores in 2016.

“It was once again a great success and the organizers were quite happy with the numbers,” says Peter, who was taking part in his 991 GT3 Cup race car.

“We did quite well with some solid P6 and Top 10 finishes although a clutch problem affected the last start and from starting 6th we ended up in 14th. I’m still settling in to the new car as it’s quite a bit different to drive than the 997. A fair bit more tyre and a lot more power, with clutch-less paddle shifters as well.”
“All in all,” Peter begins, “It was a great weekend out, and funnily enough, we even had people coming up to us saying if we’re heading over to Rennsport USA again to let them know, so they can come along and support us Aussies!”

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PODIUM
Unfortunately Geoff fell ill just before the Rennsport Australia festival, although his car was still proudly out on display throughout the weekend, showcasing a new livery sponsor – PODIUM.

“We setup the PODIUM organization as a private investment consortium to support young drivers,” Geoff explains. “Hence the acronym, which stands for Promoting Overseas Drivers In Universal Motorsport.”

At the moment, PODIUM is focussed on supporting Joseph (Joey) Mawson who is racing against the likes of Mick Schumacher (Michael’s son) in Formula 4 in Europe.

“It’s a private group of people investing in the young talent of Australia and overseas, and the hope is that in the future others can come on-board with their own investments,” Geoff adds.
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