Cooper Murray set for 2018 GT3 Cup Challenge
Recently identified and signed to Push Talent Management’s inaugural Junior Development Program, ‘Accelerate’; Cooper Murray will leave open wheel racing and compete in the prestigious world of Porsche Racing.
At just 16 years of age, Murray is a multiple Go-Karting Champion, with over 100 race wins to his name and in excess of 150 podiums. Focused and determined, the Melbournian will leave school in 2018 to begin training and dedicating himself to a full time career in motorsport.
“Motorsport is definitely where I want to be and I’m determined to follow my passion and do everything I can to be where I want to be.
“Previously, it has always just been myself and my parents managing my racing, so to have signed with Push Talent Management and become a part of their Junior Development Program is really exciting,” said Murray.
Furthermore, the young Victorian will team up with Ashley Seward Motorsport, whom will ultimately prepare and take care of the #36 entry, pre and post race weekends.
Based in Dandenong South, Victoria; the racing team also runs an array of professional drivers in the Porsche Carrera Cup, including Alex Davison, Dylan O’Keefe and Max Twigg just to name a few.
“I feel so comfortable with the crew at Ashley Seward Motorsport. They know what they’re doing and have already made me feel so welcomed and part of the team.
“I’m really looking forward to teaming up with them for the 2018 season and seeing what we can do on track,” said Murray.
Lodge Bros Stonemasons will feature on the GT3, whom are the market leaders in the manufacture and supply of natural and stone memorial headstones and plaques.
A family owned and run business by Cooper’s parents, the black and gold wrapped car is sure to stand out on track.
“Having the family owned business support me means a great deal.
“I can’t thank Lodge Bros Stonemasons enough for their support, they have helped in making this next step in my career possible.
“I’m loving the sleek and clean design of the car and I can’t wait to see what it looks like out on the track,” admits Murray.
Although only the beginning of the race season, the 16 – year old is focussed on working his way up the ranks in the motorsport world.
“My aim for 2019 is to be in the Porsche Carrera Cup, so I’m really determined to bring home decent results this year and learn as much as I can,” said Murray.
Murray will hit the track for the first time at the Shannons Nationals at the all-new Tailem Bend circuit, April 13 – 15.
Stay up to date with all of Cooper’s racing via his Facebook page, @CooperMurrayRacing as well as Instgram, @CooperMurray36