Alex’s Regulator Automation Nova Proto NP-01 breaks cover
Alex’s Regulator Automation Nova Proto NP-01 finally appeared in public for the first time in its final paint scheme during the closed practice session before Round 2 of the New South Wales Motor Racing Championships at Sydney Motorsport Park on Friday April 14.
With the level of competition in the 2023 Industrie Clothing New South Wales Supersports Championship steadily increasing as it gains traction amongst Supersports competitors for the quality and speed of the drivers, the cars, and the racing, Alex, who has already forged a successful career in New South Wales Supersports, could see that he would soon need a new weapon to remain competitive.
Alex began his search for a competitive Supersports in mid-2022, contacting several manufacturers of leading edge sports prototype racing cars around the world finally settling on the carbon fibre-monocoque CN class Nova Proto, which is manufactured by Nova Proto in their facility in Saint Pe-De-Bigorre, which is in the South of France near the famous Pau circuit.
Alex’s Nova Proto is powered by the bullet-proof Honda K20 2-litre engine, which has been the staple engine for the European CN sports prototype for 20 years, although Alex’s NP-01 is one of only six NP-01’s, out of more than one hundred constructed so far, with an additional low-boost turbocharger and intercooler.
This upgrade was chosen by Alex for its greater emphasis on low-end performance and engine life.After watching his Nova Proto NP-01 come to life over a few weeks as the factory provided pictures of its assembly, and then seeing it in a video get track tested as driven by the factory test driver, Alex’s Nova Proto NP-01 was packed in a container at the Nova Proto factory, and then eventually arriving at Alex’s racing workshop in late February.
After a successful first drive at Sydney Motorsport Park in early March, Alex set about changing the set-up to suit Sydney Motorsport Park, primarily changing ratios in the Nova Proto’s Sadev sequential gearbox, and professionally fitting a seat that was moulded to Alex’s frame.
Alex also arranged for the Nova Proto’s carbon fibre bodywork to be professionally painted by Sydney Composites, who is a long time supporter of both Alex and New South Wales Supersports.
The result is its stunning Regulator Automation red that captured the attention of hundreds of racers at Sydney Motorsport Park, with even more attention captured after Alex scored two wins and a second place out of three races over Round 2 of the 2023 Industrie Clothing new South Wales Supersports Championship that weekend.
Round 3 of the 2023 Industrie Clothing New South Wales Supersports Championship is at Sydney Motorsport Park on the 27th of May, where Alex and his Nova Proto NP-01 could be fighting even harder for wins against more new Supersports sports prototype cars and new drivers.
For more information on 2023 Industrie Clothing New South Wales Supersports Championship, contact Darren Barlow on 0439044128, visit Facebook Supersports Racing New South Wales Australia, or visit https://www.supersportsracing.com.au/