Ex-karters succeed in New South Wales Supersports

Supersports racing cars in New South Wales comprise Prototype/Sports cars that comply with Motorsport Australia Group 2 and Group 6SR rules.
Generally, this includes the ubiquitous and fast Radicals – SR3, SR8, and SR10 – as well as European CN class cars, like Nova Proto NP01, Pilbeam MP98, Juno SS, and American/Australian Sports Racers like Stohr, West, and Williams.
All these cars provide top speeds and lap times similar to the fastest racing cars around, with a huge skill factor, and at a fraction of the running costs.
Something like mini Le Mans Hypercars.
Despite a belief that Australian motorsport fans only care about tin tops, New South Wales Supersports has belied this conventional wisdom, and has been on a growth path in recent years, with more new cars being constructed in Australia, or imported form the USA and Europe, and more high profile drivers from other categories, and more younger drivers, joining in to compete in the New South Wales Supersports Championship, as its level of prestige as one of Australia’s most competitive racing series continues to grow.
Currently, New South Wales Supersports is averaging over 20 cars per race meeting, which is double the number of cars that started in the New South Wales Supersports Championship a few years ago, and with several cars preparing on the sidelines ready to significantly increase the level of competition.
After three rounds of the 2023 Industrie Clothing New South Wales Supersports Championship Powered by AUSNETS, it is an ex-karter, Justin Tigani, who has demonstrated the power of his karting experience by winning all nine races so far, proving to some degree the similarities between karts and Supersports/prototypes, except at top speeds up to 250km/h and lap times faster than a V8 Supercar.
Another ex-karter that is now racing near the front of the New South Wales Supersports field is 16 year old Alex Gardner, who has only taken barely one race meeting to acclimatise to having bodywork all around him to above his shoulders by finishing second in class behind Justin at the last Supersports race.
Supersports/Prototype racing cars require huge skill to drive fast, and Justin’s and Alex’s talent demonstrates that Supersports is a serious and practical class that karters should consider as they make their move up the motor racing career ladder.
The next round of the 2023 Industrie Clothing New South Wales Supersports Championship Powered by AUSNETS is on July 8 at Sydney Motorsport Park under lights.
For more information on 2023 Industrie Clothing New South Wales Supersports Championship, the fastest State-based racing series in Australia, contact Darren Barlow on 0439044128, visit Facebook Supersports Racing New South Wales Australia, or visit https://www.supersportsracing.com.au/

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