Percat eyes Sandown and WIN to celebrate birthday
13 September 2013
Coates Hire supported driver Nick Percat, is happy to delay his birthday celebrations by 24 hours if it means a win at this weekend’s Wilson Security Sandown 500, the first of the endurance races for V8 Supercars.
Percat, who turns 25 this Saturday won’t have time for birthday celebrations, joining Garth Tander in the #2 Holden Racing Team machine for the third year in the enduros.
To date, their highlight together has been a win at the 2011 Supercheap Autos Bathurst 1,000.
Last year at Sandown the pair finished fourth and with the team enjoying race wins this year, including a one-two at Townsville and most recently at the last round at Winton, they are certainly one of the teams to watch.
In 1988, the year Percat was born, the Sandown 500 was won Allan Moffat partnered by the late Gregg Hansford in a Ford Sierra Cosworth, for Moffat’s last Australian win. Second in the newly-formed Holden Special Vehicles Commodore were Larry Perkins and the late Denny Hulme and third Dick Johnson and John Bowe in another Sierra.
Leading up to the weekend Percat said: “Sandown will be a good event for me back in the Holden Racing Team V8 Supercar and back alongside Garth and the team I grew up loving. It’s always a bit surreal me jumping in an HRT car and I can’t wait to get there.
“We had a positive test day at Winton prior, so I am well in tune with the car and hopefully the weekend will all run smoothly.
“We are fourth there last year and hopefully we can go a couple better and get a win or a podium which would be a really good result”.