Luff not interested in year-long Supercars gig

Luff not interested in year-long Supercars gig
October 17, 2017 | 1:25 pm | Author: Steven Wright

Despite his amazing drive at Mount Panorama, Warren Luff is happy in continuing as an endurance specialist rather than hunting for a full-time drive in Supercars.

Luff, the only man to have won the Enduro Cup twice and has his own reasons behind the decision not wanting a full-time Supercars seat.

He is satisfied racing at only the three annual endurance events – Sandown, Bathurst and the Gold Coast — rather than hunting a year-long drive so he can fight for competitive results which he hopes Walkinshaw Racing can do.

The reliable co-driver has been a full-time Supercars driver previously, most recently at Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport in 2011 and Britek Motorsport in 2006.

“To me it is quality over quantity,” he said.

“I would rather do three endurance races a year and be with a team like Walkinshaw Racing and know that you stand a chance of being on the podium rather than be (full-time) in a team where you are there just to make up the numbers.”

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Walkinshaw Racing has brought back to life that Peter Brock ran in 1994 with the famous Holden Racing Team and made a temporarily number change to #02 to mimic the famous #05 associated with the late motorsport icon.

Luff said it had been “incredibly special” to adopt the historical livery, with which they guided their Holden to second place at Mount Panorama nine days ago.

“It has been so well received by all the fans,” he said. “To take that livery back to the podium at Bathurst, it kind of was almost taking it to its rightful place.”

Following his career-best finish at the Mountain, Luff is striving to join Pye in springing another surprise on the Gold Coast.

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The 41-year-old starred in the early exchanges at Bathurst where he defied his co-driver status to pass several regular stars in the wet conditions and admitted he would love for the heavens to open again this weekend.

“The weather is looking a little bit average so if it is raining I will be quite excited,” he said.

“I enjoy the wet weather driving. I think we’ve always had a competitive car in the wet as well.

“The Gold Coast circuit is incredibly unforgiving at the best of times so if you throw the weather equation in there as well, I think it will be quite spectacular.”

Scott Pye and Warren Luff currently sit sixth in the 2017 PirtekEnduro Cup standings.

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