Front running Formula Ford star Nick Foster will make his debut in the Porsche City Index Carrera Cup Australia championship at the Sydney Telstra 500 this weekend.
The 19-year-old Queenslander will contest the final round of the Porsche championship in a Fujitsu backed GT3 Cup car as part of his involvement with the Fujitsu ‘Cool’ Driver Program – an initiative to assist the career development of young racing drivers, where Foster was one of four national Formula Ford drivers backed.
Foster recently finished third in the 2011 Australian Formula Ford Championship and will this weekend campaign the #60 Porsche GT3 Cup Guest car; previously driven by Mark Skaife at Albert Park and Mark Noske at Townsville.
Foster’s Carrera Cup entry was prepared by Sonic Motor Racing, the team with which he raced in the 2011 Formula Ford season and the team that led David Reynolds to the 2007 Carrera Cup title.
“To get the opportunity is great and I have to thank Fujitsu General Australia for continuing to back me and the Porsche Carrera Cup for helping me put this deal together,” said Foster.
“I've been speaking to a few people I know like Daniel Gaunt and David Reynolds who have a lot of experience in Porsches. They have been willing to give me a bit of a hand with some tips here and there.
“I just want to go out there and do the best I can do, roll the car out for each session and bring it back, learn a lot and see how we go.”
Porsche City Index Carrera Cup Australia will hold three races over the Sydney Telstra 500 event, which will be the seventh and final round of its 2011 season.