The home event for PremiAir Racing, the Boost Mobile Gold Coast 500, is fast approaching with the team set to take to the streets of Surfers Paradise along with the rest of the Repco Supercars Championship field this Friday, Saturday and Sunday (October 28-30).
The Arundel-based outfit will cut a fine figure in the ‘concrete jungle’ of the Gold Coast street circuit, with a newly unveiled livery in honour of the Gold Coast for the #31 Subway PremiAir Racing Supercar of James Golding, and the retention of the tribute livery that was introduced for the #22 PremiAir Coca-Cola Racing Supercar of Chris Pither at the Bathurst 1000.
With two 250km races to be held over the weekend as part of the penultimate round of the 2022 season and with the coveted surfboard trophies up for grabs, there will be a lot to play for on the Gold Coast this weekend.
“We can’t wait to get on-track for our home event at what is a very unique circuit,” PremiAir Racing Team Principal, Matt Cook, said.
“This place takes no prisoners, it is a true concrete jungle, and we will be doing all we can to make sure that these two beautiful looking cars with their striking liveries stay off the walls and hopefully at the pointy end this weekend.”
Golding’s new livery was originally planned to be unveiled and celebrated at a special Subway Sunday Sesh entertainment event at the weekend.
However, with heavy rains forcing the cancellation of that event, the livery was instead unveiled on Tuesday at 12.00pm under the Surfers Paradise beach sign, before Golding – who is also a professional DJ as well as a talented racing car driver – played a small set to celebrate.
“While it may not have happened as we had planned, it was really great to be able to unveil our spectacular looking livery in honour of the Gold Coast and the Gold Coast 500 yesterday,” said Golding, whose personal best race result on the Gold Coast to date is P5.
“The vibe is always high at the Gold Coast 500, and I can’t wait to take our new look across the kerbs and get back into racing on the streets of Surfers Paradise after a few years away.”
Chris Pither is looking forward to tackling the unique challenge presented by the street circuit, while sporting the hugely popular 1995 #7 Coke Car tribute livery on his #22 PremiAir Coca-Cola Racing Supercar.
“The Gold Coast circuit is unique with absolutely no margin for error. The setting is spectacular and as always, everyone is going all out to secure a win,” said Pither, whose personal best race result on the Gold Coast is P7.
“It has been a while since the Supercars Championship has raced on the Gold Coast and I for one can’t wait to get back out there amidst the high rises and all the hustle and bustle of the GC. Here’s hoping we can snag a surfboard by the end of the weekend!”
The Boost Mobile Gold Coast 500 will be held on the Gold Coast across October 21-23. Friday October 21 will host two 30-minute practice sessions at 12.35pm and 3.15pm. Saturday October 22 will feature a 20-minute qualifying session for race 31 at 11.25pm ahead of the Armor All Top Ten Shootout from 1.05pm, and then race 32 itself from 3.45pm – 5.50pm. Sunday October 23 will replicate Saturday’s format for race 32, with qualifying (9.55am – 10.15am), the Top Ten Shootout (11.35am – 12.00pm) and then race 32 (2.15pm – 4.20pm) to be held across the day. For event information, visit www.supercars.com.au
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