Sydney racer Aaron Zerefos signs new deal ahead of Bathurst race

·

Sydney racer Aaron Zerefos has inked a deal with Our Kloud-Upto11 Motorsport and will pilot the #11 Type 991.2 Porsche GT3 Cup Car at Australia’s international endurance race, the Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour, on 14-15 May.

“The phone rang the Monday after last month’s 6 Hour, where I finished third in Class C in the BMW 130i,” Zerefos said.

“The owner of the team, Eric Constantinidis asked if I wanted to drive his Porsche in the 12 Hour. We had an espresso in Potts Point the next day and the deal was done.”

“I’m excited to be back in a Porsche for Bathurst 12 Hour – it’s a quick back-up from the 6 Hour and I should be better for the run.”


Zerefos will share the Porsche with Constantinidis and Carrera Cup racer, Indiran Padayachee, while race preparation will be undertaken by Michael Newton Automotive.

“We had a shakedown of the car at Sydney Motorsport Park on Monday and from the moment I climbed behind the wheel, I was impressed with the equipment,” Zerefos said.

The Fiji Water entrepreneur is pleased to see the 12 Hour race returning to Australia after an absence in 2021 due to the pandemic.

“The race is one of the big ones internationally on the racing calendar, the coverage is excellent and Stefan Ratel does a great job promoting it in conjunction with Supercars,” Zerefos said.

This year’s race will be Zerefos’s 8th 12 Hour start in a Porsche, with a best finish of 2nd in class at the 2016 event. He said this year will be his best chance of a strong outright result.

“The 12 Hour is a tough race and it’s always a strong field but we will chip away, buy a ticket to the last hour and ensure we have a strong package to bring it to the chequered flag.

“Looking at the entry list, we’re aiming to be in the mix for a class podium and maybe even an outright top-10 finish.

The race will be shown live on Channel 7 and Fox Sports.

Advertisement

Share:

KEEP UP TO DATE WITH TGH

By subscribing you accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Advertisement

Latest News

‘Axion Esti’ concert to be celebrated in three Australian cities

Composer Mikis Theodorakis' stirring musical oratorio "Axion Esti" to lyrics by Nobel Prize-winning poet Odysseus Elytis set for Australia.

Greek Orthodox Community of SA youth enjoy Easter craft workshop

The Greek Orthodox Community of SA (GOCSA) youth took part in an Orthodox Easter Workshop on Sunday, April 21 at Olympic Hall.

Voting, Citizenship, Identity: Interview with Consul General of Greece in Adelaide, George Psiachas

In his exclusive interview with The Greek Herald, Consul General of Greece in Adelaide, George Psiachas unpacks core responsibilities.

Sydney’s Greek, Armenian and Assyrian communities March for Justice

The Armenian, Assyrian and Hellenic communities joined voices to demand Federal parliamentary recognition of their ancestors' genocides.

The Block winners Steph and Gian sell Bexley home for almost $2 million

Last year’s winners of The Block, Steph and Gian Ottavio, have sold their renovated home in Sydney's Bexley for $1,825,000.

You May Also Like

Rising inflation taking larger chunk out of Greek retirees’ pensions

Pensioners in Greece are feeling the hit of the rising global inflation and are struggling to keep up with the increasing cost of living.

US researcher launches ‘Crowdsourcing Romeyka’ to save rare Greek dialect

A connection between the language of Homer and Romeyka, an endangered form of Greek has been found by researchers.

Greece to launch two new marine parks

Greece, hosts of this year's global conference on protecting oceans, will launch two new marine parks, one in the Ionian sea.