Hunt completes 2018 Carrera Cup field

Mat Coch

Monday 19th February, 2018 - 9:21am

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Josh Hunt joins Volante Rosso

The 2018 Porsche Wilson Security Carrera Cup field has been completed with confirmation that Josh Hunt will race for Volante Rosso.

Hunt was confirmed by team boss, and ex-F1 engineer, Chris Papadopoulos following a test at Wakefield Park.

“I’ve worked with Josh a few times before and he really impressed, so he was one of the drivers I had under consideration from the inception of this program,” Papadopoulos said.

“Josh has been off the Australian radar for a while due to his time racing overseas.

“I engineered his AMG SLS GT3 in the inaugural KL City GP street race in Malaysia a few years ago, and I was impressed with how he drove there to put that car on pole against some pretty hot competition on a really difficult street circuit.”

“I am thrilled to be driving with Chris and the Volante Rosso team this year,” added Hunt.

“There is no doubt he is one of the best in the business and to work with someone of his calibre is really exciting.”

The team also announced a Junior Development program, with 2016 Australian Rotax DD2 Kart champion Nathan Tigani joining the squad.

Volante Rosso’s announcement completes a 26-car Carrera Cup field for 2018, which features ex-Supercars regulars David Wall, James Moffat, and Dale Wood.

Wall, the 2017 series champion, heads a three-car team under his own Wall Racing banner, for which Moffat will compete, while Wood was last week confirmed as part of a five-car effort from Sonic.

Elsewhere, Nick McBride lines up for Porsche Centre Melbourne, McElrea Racing will field three cars, while there will be four cars out of the Ash Seward Motorsport stable.

Teams received their cars shortly before the Bathurst 12 Hour, with test sessions taking place across the country during the last two weeks.

The eight-round Carrera Cup season gets underway at the Adelaide 500 on March 1-4.

Entry List: 2018 Porsche Wilson Security Carrera Cup Australia

Team Driver Class
Adam Garwood Adam Garwood Pro
Adrian Flack Adrian Flack Pro-Am
Ash Seward Motorsport Alex Davison Pro
Ash Seward Motorsport Dean Cook Pro-Am
Ash Seward Motorsport Dylan O’Keeffe Pro
Ash Seward Motorsport Max Twigg Pro-Am
Buik Motorworks Sam Shahin Pro-Am
Cameron Hill Cameron Hill Pro
Garth Walden Racing Indiran Padayachee Pro-Am
Grove Motorsport Stephen Grove Pro-Am
Lago Racing Roger Lago Pro-Am
McElrea Racing Anthony Gilbertson Pro-Am
McElrea Racing Jaxon Evans Pro
McElrea Racing Tim Miles Pro-Am
Porsche Centre Melbourne John Steffensen Pro-Am
Porsche Centre Melbourne Marc Cini Pro-Am
Porsche Centre Melbourne Nick McBride Pro
Sonic Dale Wood Pro
Sonic Graham Williams Pro-Am
Sonic Jordan Love Pro
Sonic Michael Almond Pro
Sonic Peter Major Pro
Volante Rosso Josh Hunt Pro
Wall Racing David Wall Pro
Wall Racing Greg Taylor Pro-Am
Wall Racing James Moffat Pro

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