Shae Davies to juggle Porsche and Kumho V8 campaigns

Shae Davies

Shae Davies

Carrera Cup Australia rookie Shae Davies has added a Kumho V8 Touring Car Series assault with Fernandez Motorsport to his 2013 schedule.

The 22-year-old Formula Ford graduate will drive the ex-Ford Performance Racing Falcon that Josh Hunter took to the Kumho title last year.

Davies says the third-tier class offers the perfect opportunity to gain miles in a V8 Supercar without interfering with his Porsche program.

“We’ve been looking for a way into a V8 for some time and with our focus on the Carrera Cup drive with TKR (Team Kiwi Racing) there was no way I could have committed to a Dunlop Series program as they race on the same weekend, so the Kumho Tyres V8 Series fits the bill perfectly,” he said

“V8 Supercars are among my future considerations, so when the opportunity came up to drive for Jose (Fernandez) as the defending champion team I didn’t need asking twice.

“I’m really looking forward to driving the car and also racing regularly, which I feel will only stand me in good stead going forward.”

Davies finished fourth in last year’s Australian Formula Ford Championship having also dabbled in the USA’s similar Formula F series.

He sits fifth in the Carrera Cup standings after a strong showing at the opening event in Adelaide.

Round 1 of the Kumho Series will take place with the kick-off of the 2013 Shannons Nationals at Sydney Motorsport Park on March 22-24.

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