Stephen Harrison will be chasing some redemption in his Aston Martin GT4 when the GT New Zealand Championship gets underway at Highlands Motorsport Park in January.
At the final race at Taupo earlier in the year, Harrison had been announced as the winner of the 2022 GT4 Series but due to a post-race 5-second penalty for a pit lane speeding infringement, he was relegated to second in the points. That meant McLaren racer Nigel Cromie took home the series win.
“It stung at the time, but I’m over it now. I made a mistake, but that’s life and that’s racing,” said Harrison.
“Obviously the series last year was incredibly close, and the title came down to the last race. In fact, after the race and before the penalty, Nigel and I were standing there looking at each other wondering who had actually won!”
“To win, I think consistency is key, make few mistakes and of course have a whole lot of luck. The car is good, it’s well balanced, handles well, has good brakes and the tyre wear is good. If you piece everything together you can have a good season.”
“We’ve had busy testing programme, getting out on track about once a month and just being ready for the start of the new season in January.”
Earlier this week it was announced that Jono McFarlane will be contesting relatively new machinery as well in the form of his Mercedes-AMG GT4.