Harrison Newey is a late entry for the Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour race this weekend (Sunday, 2 Feb). The 21-year-Briton will contest his first-ever race in Australia racing a Nineteen Corp entered Mercedes AMG GT4 competing for C-GT4 glory.
Newey, who won Rolex At 24 LMP2 class honours on his Daytona début last weekend (25-26 Jan), unexpectedly flew direct from Florida after a last-minute call-up.
Harri commented: “First time to Oz, pretty excited for that element. It’s a long, long way from here in Daytona, especially as I wasn’t expecting the call-up, but it’s going to be really cool. Bathurst is one of the best tracks in the world, so yeah it’s going to be awesome.
“Doing two of the biggest endurance races in the world in the space of a week is pretty darn cool as well, I won Daytona now I need to go and win Bathurst so let’s see how it goes.
“I’ve not driven the Merc before. I did a GT4 race, in a Ford Mustang, at Silverstone, last year and that was enjoyable. I love racing and it’s a brand new track for me so I’m hugely excited.”