Julian Fameliaris will seek to extend his 2023 Mobil 1 V8 Supercars GT Championship lead in Round 4 this coming weekend (16-17 June) at Aldo Scribante Racetrack.
Still the youngest competitor in the series, the Lube-Net / Di Matteo Racing / Gavin Wilkins Racing Chevrolet Corvette driver holds a 45-point lead in this year’s championship. Thus far, he has taken a race win at each round, an overall victory in the first two, and has not stepped off the podium in 2023. He will look to maintain his superb record at Gqeberha.
The last time Fameliaris competed at the circuit was in his 2019 debut season when he took a podium in Race 1. With this being the coastal round of the 2023 season, it will also carry a double-points payout. While the championship can by no means be sown up already, Fameliaris knows that another dominant weekend can considerably aid his chances for a maiden title.
“We want to cross the mid-season mark in a strong position, so success at (Aldo) Scribante (Racetrack) is definitely our goal,” says Fameliaris. “We have been fairly fortunate this year in terms of reliability. Our only real scare came at Phakisa Freeway, where we had to fight our way back from a dismal grid position after. You don’t want to find yourself chancing fate too much, so we’re heading to Gqeberha with our sights set on victory. As a driver, I have gained significant experience since my debut at the circuit in 2019, but it will be only my second outing there. Mackie (Adlem) and Bevan (Schwarz) have raced there since then, but although it featured in the South African Endurance Series in both seasons we participated in (2020-2021), I missed out on those two visits. We have big goals ahead, and we know it will take hard work to achieve them, but we are heading there fully motivated.”
Both Saturday’s races will be contested over 12 laps, starting at 11:00 and 15:00. Spectator tickets will be on sale at the circuit. The full race day programme will be broadcasted live on the Mobil 1 V8 Supercars Facebook page and 2WheelsTV YouTube channel.
Published by: Motorsport Fanatix
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