Foster gets international Carrera Cup chance

Nick Foster

Nick Foster

Australian Porsche star Nick Foster will get a chance to shine on the international stage, taking on the best of the Italian, French and Asian Carrera Cups at Spa Francorchamps.

The event, run as a support to the July 25-26 24 Hours of Spa, features a 45 minute Carrera Cup race on the Saturday, which doubles as rounds of the Italian and French championships.

Foster has been placed with Almeras Racing for his debut at the iconic Belgian venue.

Also in the field are Australian Challenge Class runner Marc Cini and Kiwi Chris van der Drift, who regularly competes in the Asian series.

“This is a massive opportunity for me,” beamed Foster, who swept all three races in Townsville last weekend.

“It’s great that I’ll be driving an identical Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car that I race in Australia so that adds a level of familiarity and, coming off the back of Townsville, I’m going to take a lot of confidence with me in driving the car.

“Obviously Spa is a completely different beast. It’s going to be tough learning a whole new circuit but I’m certainly going to make the most of it, relish the opportunity and try to come away with a pretty solid result.”

The 23-year-old Foster is now in his third year of Carrera Cup, having proven a winner in both Formula Ford and Formula 3 earlier in his career.

The youngster makes no secret of the desire to expand his horizons in Carrera Cup and GT machinery and sees Spa as a chance to shine in front of international teams.

“Racing outside Australia is a big step,” he said.

“Being the support race to the Spa 24 Hour, I’m going to be racing in front of a lot of renowned sports car teams.

“If I get a strong result at a new track I hope to spark some awareness for me and racing ‘Down Under’ in Europe; you never know where things can lead in the next 12 months.”

VIDEO: Foster and Cini to race at Spa

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