Audi Sport Customer Australia’s Jaxon Evans currently leads the CAMS Australian Endurance Championship and now intends to complete the season as he is the favourite to win the title.
Evans who originally planned to only race at the Phillip Island 500 and the Sydney 501 in the Australian GT Endurance Championship, but with as he and fellow Kiwi Tim Miles won both of those GT Endurance races, they will now race at the final two races in the calendar.
Evans loves returning to his home country, New Zealand, but he is eager to get to race the Audi R8 in front of his home crowd when the Australian GTs visit New Zealand for the final two rounds of the season at the Laser Plumbing & Electrical Hampton Downs 500 (October 27-29) and the Highlands 501 in Cromwell (November 10-12).
“I love getting back to New Zealand for any reason but to get the chance to race cars around Hampton Downs and Highlands is even better,” says Evans.
“We’re just waiting on one final piece of the puzzle to fall into place but we’re 99 percent there.”
“We never originally intended to come over for the New Zealand rounds due to budget constraints and other racing commitments but leading the championship after two rounds is a good excuse to make the trip.”
“We’ve come this far so we may as well push on and try and win the championship.”
Evans made his Australian GT debut at the Highlands 101 last November and impressed many with his raw speed. However, this year he has been even more impressive in the AEC where he shares the driving duties with Tim Miles.
“Tim, Andy and my old man John have been close mates since they went to school together,” says Evans.
“We planned to do some racing with Tim in the AEC this year in a Lamborghini. Unfortunately, he put the car in a fence at Clipsal earlier in the year and destroyed it.”
“Luckily he was able to organise a drive with Audi and he offered me a steer in that and we’ve just gone from there. We’re racing an Audi R8 which is a bit of a weapon.”
“It’s very different to the Porsche but it’s working out really well.”
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