Model scores AORC navigator guest role
Australian model Kate Peck will join the Chapmans team as guest navigator for round one of the Australian Off Road Championship at Kalgoorlie from April 18-20.
Peck will compete alongside driver Clayton Chapman in the #871 Mitsubishi Triton (Extreme 4WD) as part of a new adventure television series.
The avid motorsports fan will replace regular navigator Adam McGuire, who has been team-mate with Chapman for the last six years.
“Adam’s excited that we have this opportunity, but I told him he’s going to have to brush up his appearance for round two because it will be hard to follow Kate,” Chapman joked.
In a new television production called A Model Adventure, Peck who is currently Myer’s national youth ambassador, will push herself to the limit, physically and mentally, in various gruelling adventures.
“I’ve seen a few videos of Kate and she’s definitely got the right attitude, she’s a fun person, she doesn’t back down easily when given a challenge, and those sorts of traits are what you need to have in a race car,” Chapman said.
“It is a new racing circuit for us at Kalgoorlie, and the navigator does play a huge role in the car beside me, so it won’t be a walk in the park to get up to speed.
Filmed by Candid Films for National Geographic Channel, A Model Adventure will begin airing in July 2014.
McGuire will return to his regular navigator role aboard the #871 Triton at round two of the Championship, the Tatts Finke Desert Race (June 6-9).
2014 Australian Off Road Championship calendar
Round 1: April 18-20 Kalgoorlie, WA
Round 2: Jun 6-9 Finke, NT
Round 3: Jul 4-6 Waikerie, SA
Round 4: Sept 12-14 Coffs Harbour, NSW
Round 5: Oct 17-19 Lockyer Valley, QLD