Sydney-sider James Abela will return to the Sydney Motorsport Park to compete in Round four of the Aussie Racing Car Series this weekend.
The Horsley Park local will be competing aboard a new-look Toyota Aurion on the circuit where he tasted success last month in the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge taking out his first win.
Abela, 17, will line up along with 37 others hoping to take to the podium come Sunday.
Not only will Abela be back on track but also he will be sporting a fresh new purple livery along with him.
“I really like the colour purple, so when Dad asked me to have a think about some colors for the car, only one came to mind. Our graphic design artist Brett Rogers from BRMD then came back with the final design that we think looks pretty cool,” said Abela.
“Finishing the rest of the year off with some good results is all that we are really looking for at the moment, our main focus is obviously on the Porsche, but staying sharp and getting that extra seat time is something that we feel is going to be very valuable in the long run.
“I love the Aussie Racing Cars series” said Abela, “it’s where I started my circuit racing career and I’m stocked to be back on the grid for the remainder of the year”
Unfortunately for Abela, a clash with his busy Porsche schedule ruled him out of the opening rounds but saw him take to the Hidden Valley circuit where he finished 3rd behind Adam Uebergang and championship leader Brendon Pingel.
Entering the second half of the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge James sits fourth in the Pro Division after recently taking out the Jim Richards Endurance Trophy last weekend at Queensland Raceway.
“It’s an honor to add my name to the list of drivers who have won the Jim Richards endurance title, its not something we thought would be possible in my first year in the series but it’s incredible to show what I’m capable of,” said Abela.
James will be supported by the Horsley Park Gun Shop, Delta Remote Control, VG Auto Parts, Leupold Optics and Lucky Bling during his 2015 campaign.