Former Super2 Series winner Adam Macrow is seeking to re-establish himself in motorsport after breaking a near decade-long drought at the Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour.
Macrow drove the Daytona Sportscars Dodge Viper which finished fourth in the Invitational class.
Since the 2008 Bathurst 1000, the 39-year-old’s only prior running had been a V8 Utes round in 2011 and a Victorian Excel Racing round last year.
Macrow had won what was then known as the V8 Supercars Development Series in 2006 with Howard Racing, in a Triple Eight Race Engineering-built BA Falcon.
The result came a year after a podium finish with Steven Ellery and Triple Eight in the Bathurst 1000 and a year before he and Jason Bright came close to winning The Great Race in a Britek Motorsport BF Falcon.
Macrow again lined up with Bright in the 2008 enduros before losing his drive to Karl Reindler in 2009 and falling off the radar.
He says that the drive in the Viper has inspired him to pursue a permanent return, with a particular eye on the endurance rounds of the Australian GT Championship.
“I’m trying to (make a comeback),” Macrow told Speedcafe.com.
“I drove the Viper at Bathurst and that was the first fast car I’d driven in 10 years. I felt like I jumped in and did a good job.
“As soon as I jumped out on that track in that car, it all just came flooding back and it was like I’d had six months out of the seat and not 10 years.
“I had a really good run and good times and had a good couple of battles with some faster cars, which was good.
“I really like the thought of doing some Aussie GT endurance stuff; I think there are plenty of people out there that need a couple of decent drivers.
“That’s a possibility which I’m going to talk to some people about and then we’ll see where we go from there.”
Macrow landed the Bathurst 12 Hour drive due to a connection to Daytona Sportscar creators Richard Bendell and Michael Borland.
He said that he was comfortable at Bathurst despite getting a relative handful of laps prior to race day.
“I got a phone call just before Christmas last year and they said, ‘We need you to drive this car for us,’ and I thought, ‘You know what? I’m doing to do it.’
“I didn’t know the car really well; we only got really 15 laps of testing at Phillip Island before we went to Bathurst, and obviously with three drivers it’s pretty hard to get a lot of laps in before the race.
“I think we all got maybe 10 or 15 laps in before the couple of days of practice sessions but I think I surprised myself.
“That was really good and just loved it; just brought everything back again.”