Exclusive GT3 Porsche Test Available

Exclusive GT3 Porsche Test Available

A very special opportunity for suitably qualified drivers is currently available from Race Academy / Mygale to complete a full days testing in our race prepared Porsche.  The 997 GT3 Porsche Cup Car is an absolute dream to drive with a six speed sequential gearbox, full Motec data and Video capabilities, and has...

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Day one FIA F4 success at Winton

Day One FIA F4 Success....

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Excitment and anticipation was in the air as the drivers arrived for their 'come and try day' by CAMS at Winton on Wednesday.  The weather was fine and warm, as usual for the Benalla track, and the new Ford Ecoboost powered FIA F4 sounded fantastic with it's turbo whistle as it was warmed up in the garage.

With Mygale's CAMS young driver of the year, Anton DePasquale having completed the installation laps, run in of all componants, and setting a benchmark time the day befoe, the car was ready for a dozen aspiring young drivers to take their turn.

Lap times were not the ultimate goal for the day, but as usual, the stopwatches were out for each session.  The car, with no real devlopment or set-up at this point, was a good three seconds faster than a Formula Ford with plenty more to come. 

Drivers reactions to the car were a combination of amzement and sheer delight at the way these new cars perform and brake.  "The braking points are so late, it's increadable.  You really have to push the car hard to get a time out of it" said Jimmy Vernon who will be in one of the AGI FIA F4 cars this year. 

The new Mygale F4 was built by the team at Mygale Australia, with a lot of work going into the build on their recent week at the Mygale Factory in France.  Once the car arrived in Australia, Justin Sartin set to work on finalising the car for the Winton test.  "The pleasing thing is the consistency of the car" said Justin. "We completed 28 sessions on track in two days, with no real issues at all."

Cameron McConville was equally impressed, "the car was awsome to drive, very smooth, and the padel shift gear change is awsome. I can see every young driver loving the challenge of winning in one of these."

The cars are strong and with the cheapest spare parts of any National open wheel class in the country, it looks like CAMS have backed a winner by joining this world wide FIA backed formula.

With $250 000 up for grabs, as well as test drives in V8 Supercars, the Jayco FIA F4 championship will be the springboard for our next young driver in F1, Indy and V8 Supercars for sure.