GWR Australia has announced an eight-car attack on this weekend’s opening round of the NSW Supersports Championship at Sydney Motorsport Park.
Headlining the entry list will be back-to-back series champ Steve Champion, who will be aiming for a hat-track of titles in 2021.
However, Champion certainly won’t have it easy and some of his toughest rivals are likely to come from within the GWR stable. They include Peter Paddon, who is coming off the back of an overall round win in the RA Cup at Bathurst last weekend, along with Ryan Godfrey, whose impressive debut in the series last year included an outright race win.
Champion, Godfrey and Paddon are all in Radical SR3s, along with Sue Hughes. Hughes will have another female for company this weekend, with Brianna Wilson making her debut in the series after recording some impressive times in testing. Wilson also became the first female driver to score a Bathurst 6 Hour class win on the weekend, emerging victorious in Class E.
The Radical SR8 contingent has also expanded, with Steve Roberts joining Peter White in one of the super-fast V8 powered machines. White notched up some impressive results during the 2020 season, taking the fight to Champion in the championship contest.
After spending most of last season on the sidelines due to COVID-related issues with sourcing parts for his Stohr, Darren Barlow returns to the circuit this weekend and will be another driver competing for outright race victories in what is shaping up as a highly competitive season for the state-level category.
While most of the focus is on Supersports, GWR will also campaign a Porsche 911 GT3 in the NSW Production Sports Championship for Michael Sheargold, who heads into the weekend full of enthusiasm after his brilliant class win alongside Ollie Shannon and Brett Hobson at the Bathurst 6 Hour. The Supersports round will feature a trio of sprint races on Saturday, while the Prod Sports round will consist of a pair of 30 minute races on Sunday.