08 Jun GRACIE TO MAKE MONOCHROME GT4 AUSTRALIA START
Renee Gracie will make her GT4 debut at round two of the 2023 Monochrome GT4 Australia season at Sydney Motorsport Park next weekend (June 16-18).
Gracie will be competing in the four x one-hour races in the #181 OnlyFans Ginetta G55 owned by Mark Griffith.
It is with Griffith’s Audi R8 GT3 with which Gracie made her initial return to racing in 2023 in GT World Challenge Australia.
In an interview with Speedcafe, the former Supercars driver said that the opportunity arose given her smooth debut in GT3 and the opportunity for more seat time as she re-ignites her motor racing career.
“I didn’t get any track time at the start of the year, obviously, for the GT3 stuff, and it was so rushed between Perth and straight to Phillip Island, it was sort of all over before we knew about it,” Gracie told Speedcafe.
“The opportunity sort of came about as Mark’s obviously going to Sydney Motorsport Park. He has cars running there, he had the Ginetta available, and it just made sense to do because things have just been running so well, so smoothly.”
Gracie recently tested the Ginetta at Sydney Motorsport Park ahead of her Monochrome GT4 Australia debut, as she looked to familiarise herself with the new car in what will be, at this stage, a single-event appearance.
“It just wasn’t as different as what I thought it was going to be because I was a bit nervous,” Gracie told Speedcafe.
“I’ve sort of just slipped back into a GT3 after having six years off, I thought it might be a bit difficult to adapt.
“My first thought was it felt like a little go kart. It could turn really well, after doing a full day in the GT3 car, just comparing the two, it had good feel.”
Round two for the Monochrome GT4 Australia and Mobil 1 Australian Production Cars competitors will be held at Sydney Motorsport Park across June 16-18.
While entries for round two are now closed, entries for rounds three through six are available now. For entry forms, go to https://ausprodcars.com.au/entry-form/
Photo: Ross Gibb Photography