Percat’s Components Ford supply for rising karting expertise
Nick Percat will supply an rising younger karter a serving to hand an opportunity to climb the motorsport ladder, providing them a track-day in his championship-winning Components Ford.
The Brad Jones Racing driver is presently restoring the Mygale SJ07A by which he received the Australian Components Ford Championship again in 2009.
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Holding a particular place in Australian motorsport historical past, Percat netted 12 wins and 20 podiums within the 23-race season in 2009, claiming probably the most poles and factors scored by one driver in a season.
Monitoring down the Mygale a decade after his historic win, the 32-year-old bought the automobile late final yr.
With the rebuild now in its ultimate levels, Percat has revealed he’s eager to present a younger karter the chance to drive the open-wheeler.
“I wish to have a skid in it first,” laughed the 2011 Bathurst 1000 winner.
“However by way of somewhat affiliation with Sonic Racing, Melbourne Kart Centre, and myself I’ve been watching karters racing in the mean time.
“I hold an in depth eye on how they’re going whether or not or not it’s in Nationals, Victorian Nation Sequence or the state titles.
“There’s a few younger guys I take into account, so when the restoration is nearer, I’ll contact them and hopefully get out to Winton and provides them a day in it.”
Taking the Components Ford again to the identical ‘No Worry’ colors it featured in 2009, Percat stated the automobile has finished little or no racing since his title-winning run, with just a few state collection outings and a handful of follow days.
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Eager to assist younger hopefuls progress into the class, the four-time Supercars race winner admitted he wouldn’t rule out leasing the chassis for a full-season however wouldn’t let it go to only anybody.
“It could must be run by way of Sonic,” Percat stated.
“If somebody needs to run it in a championship I might take a look at deal for the chassis and allow them to run it.
“I may just about give them the chassis for a close to sufficient free lease in order that takes an enormous chunk of the cash wanted a option to run in state titles.
Percat presently sits ninth within the championship
“It could be fairly cool to see somebody in it; that’s the purpose, to assist the Melbourne Kart Centre and a younger karter.
“I didn’t have large success in karts myself however progressing by way of it, I can spot the suitable driving type and angle of somebody I feel can be the suitable match.”
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