DAVIES AFTER CARRERA CUP CROWN IN 2014
2013 has been an incredibly busy year for Shae Davies and 2014 looks to be even better, after the 23-year-old announced that he will join McElrea Racing for an all out assault on next year’s Porsche Carrera Cup title.
Currently leading this year’s Kumho Tyres V8 Touring Car Series with one round remaining and having scored victories in Carrera Cup, Davies has also found time to contest the NZ V8 SuperTourers season of endurance alongside twice NZ champion, Andy Booth. His second SuperTourer outing will take place this coming weekend at Hampton Downs.
It has been a whirlwind last twelve months for the Formula Ford graduate, who last year scored race victories both locally and on foreign soil when he contested selected rounds of the USA Formula Ford Championship. In fact, this year Davies will contest no less than 16 individual race meetings – making him one of Australia’s busiest drivers, but looking ahead it’s the 2014 Carrera Cup crown that he’s most intently focussed on.
“This year we missed the window to secure the ride we needed, which ultimately resulted in us having to source our own Cup Car, but to know exactly what I will be doing, and with whom, is a great way to prepare for 2014. Andy McElrea and his team have proven they are the ‘gun’ operation in Carrera Cup and when I ran with them at the Gold Coast and Homebush Iast year I always felt we would hook up again at some point. We looked hard at the Dunlop Series as well, but felt that the new Carrera Cup car was going to take my driving to another level and I can’t wait to get stuck right into it once the cars hit our shores.”
McElrea Racing team principal, Andy McElrea, is equally delighted to have secured Davies for the upcoming season.
“Shae is clearly one of the hottest properties going around at the moment and we are delighted that he is going to form part of our multi-car team next year. Shae will also work within McElrea Racing both here and overseas and I just know this relationship will prosper over time. Geographically we are as good as neighbours and we are both very clear on our objectives for the 2014 season – and beyond.”
Davies will contest the final round of the 2013 Porsche Carrera Cup at the Gold Coast next weekend and the final round of the Kumho Tyres V8 Touring Car Series at Sandown on November 15-17, while his last NZ V8 SuperTourer outing will take place at Pukekohe during the weekend of November 29 to December 1.
For more information please contact Shae on 0400 015 056 or Andy on 0402 056 306.