Mal Rose Racing is ready for action this month in his debut in the World Time Attack challenge at Sydney’s Eastern Creek International Raceway.
Having worked overtime since returning from Targa Tasmania where he prepared the Donut King GTR R35 for businessman racer & team sponsor Tony Alford. ( that finished in the top 10)
Rose has declared that he will go all out to tackle the Japs & Yanks for supremacy on his home turf!
“This is my home track ” said an enthusiastic Rose, & I cant wait to see what an ex V8 Supercar can do on “Treaded Tyres!
I’m sure there are a lot of V8 fans out there that would be keen to see if a V8 can beat the “high tech” turbo machines said Rose.
Mals month of May will be hectic as he heads off this week to race in the Nurburgring 24hr in a Subaru STi all wheel drive with UK team Rimmer Motorsport with backing form Kumho tyres. You can follow the event on www.24hrennen.de
He returns to Australia on May 18th , just one day before a test day at Eastern Creek on May 20th to evaluate the different brands to fit this heavy ( 1350kg ) machine.
I’m looking at several brands of R Spec tyres capable of winning this event. This will be the first time ever a V8 Supercar will try this spec of tyre, Mal said
With a 11″ wide wheel there are only a few choices of tyre.
Rose is no stranger to racing International drivers as he has raced in some of the greatest events in the world such as Spa Francorchamps, Sepang F1 circuit , Dubai Autodrome & the famous Nurburgring “Nordshleife”
The only difference is that this time he doesn’t need to outlast them as such over 12 or 24hrs just do a quicker lap.
Rose can also claim to his record , winning the Eastern Creek AMSCAR series for “Privateer” V8 Supercars and winning the Triple Challenge at the Eastern Creek Raceway in the early 1990s in a Ford SS production car.
Mal also runs his V8 Supercar Experience at Eastern Creek in Fords & Holdens from the Bathurst 1000 days .
Ive taken plenty of ” Race Fans” for Hot Laps in my V8 Supercars, just this time I wont have anyone beside me . said Rose. I will have a incar camera fitted by Adrenaline Videos, Stuart Greaves so the fans will see how I go!
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