09 May MUZMAN JOINS GROWING MONOCHROME GT4 AUSTRALIA FIELD
The Monochrome GT4 Australia field continues to grow in numbers as the final countdown to the season-opener at Phillip Island gets away, with newcomer Valery Muzman signing on to compete this weekend.
Muzman will make his GT4 Australia debut in his #456 VOZ Property Group Ginetta G56, which he has been previously campaigning in ProdSports.
“I used to race a Lotus in ProSports, but it did not fit into a lot of other categories and so I decided to step up and get a car that I could run in other categories, so I purchased the Ginetta, and when GT4 Australia came along, it was a natural step,” Muzman said.
“I like the race formats offered by GT4 Australia and that they do a lot of events on various circuits. There also seems to be a lot of interest around the category and I can see it growing.”
While Muzman is mostly aiming to have fun with his racing exploits, he expects his Ginetta to be a competitive entry.
“Ginetta has a good track record of taking wins in GT4 in Europe, and I like the choice of engine also in the LS3 V8 with the Xtrac Gearbox. The price is well suited to my wallet also,” he smiled.
“My main goal is to have fun, and to bring a straight car back home. This will be my first time in the category, and my first time on semi slicks, so I will just take it as it comes.
“I don’t have a lot of experience, starting out in Super Sprints in 2017 before moving into NSW ProdSports, but I have won a few trophies and I am looking forward to seeing what I can achieve in GT4 Australia,” concluded the 57 year old self-employed entrepreneur.
Muzman will be sharing the drive this weekend with co-driver, Steven Wan.
“I am looking forward to racing with Steven this weekend, he has some good production car racing experience behind him,” Muzman said.
In 2023, Monochrome GT4 Australia is running alongside of the Mobil 1 Australian Production Cars grid, ahead of a move to a standlone grid in 2024.
This weekend, the combined field will tackle four x 30-minute sprint races at the legendary Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, with races two and four to be broadcast on Stan Sport as part of the Shannons SpeedSeries broadcast package.
The action will kick off with practice and qualifying on Friday the 12th of May at 9.20am and 1.10pm, before race one commences from 4.00pm.
Saturday the 13th of May will host race two at 12.15pm, before Sunday the 14th of May will see the APC and GT4 Australia racers contest races three and four at 9.10am and 12.10pm.
Entries for rounds two through six of the 2023 Mobil 1 Australian Production Cars and 2023 Monochrome GT4 Australia seasons are available now. For entry forms, go to https://ausprodcars.com.au/entry-form/
2023 APC/GT4 AUSTRALIA CALENDAR:
Round one – Phillip Island – 12-14 May – Sprint (4 x 30 minutes)
Round two – Sydney Motorsport Park – 16-18 June – Enduro
Round three – Queensland Raceway – 11-13 August – Enduro
Round four – Sandown International Raceway – 8-10 September – Sprint (4 x 30 minutes)
Round five – The Bend Motorsport Park – 13-15 October – Enduro (4 x 1 hour)
Round six – Bathurst International – 10-12 November – Sprint (4 x 30 minutes