For a long time my friend Phil and I have talked about buying a race car suitable for running in endurance racing. The stars aligned earlier this year and we were able to acquire a suitable car – a 2003 156 GTA. The car was originally built to production car specification and run in a two-hour production car race at Bathurst in 2003. It had a short-ish career racing in production cars before being run in club racing for several years. It’s superbly prepared, and basically ready for us to race.
As the car was delivered:
First test was at Phillip Island in December, running on an old set of tyres just to get used to the car. Unfortunately the really old tyres fell apart and we didn’t bring spares, so we only got a couple of runs in each. It was great to get a sense of the potential of the car, and a few little jobs we’ll need to do it this year. Plan is to get everything sorted and prepared to run the Alfa 12-hour relay at Winton and Winton 300 in 2018.
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