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Former Triple Eight driver feels better prepared than ever

FORMER Triple Eight junior Angelo Mouzouris enters the 2024 Porsche Carrera Cup Australia season better prepared than ever.

Mouzouris is part of a revamped four-pronged Sonic Motor Racing Services roster featuring rookies Marcos Flack and Harrison Goodman as well as Pro-Am stalwart Rodney Jane.

As the senior Pro driver in their ranks, the spotlight is on Mouzouris to lead the Sonic charge and he’s ready.

“We’ve put in a lot of effort over the summer break, both in training and testing,” said the 22-year-old, who spent three seasons in Super2 after winning the 2019 Australian Formula Ford title.

“We’ve had a couple of test days, so I’m feeling the most prepared I’ve ever been for a season.

“The test days went really well, so coming into Round 1, it should be really good.

“Albert Park is probably the best place to start the championship. I’m going back there now for my third year, and we’ve been fast in the past. Hopefully we can put our best foot forward for the start of the season.

“With the experience I’ve had now, the aim is to fight for podiums.

“It’s a long season, so you need to keep consistent and hopefully you come out on top.”

Sonic team owner Michael Ritter hailed their driver line-up “very exciting”.

Harrison Goodman. Pic: Supplied

“Having two rookies step up from our Porsche Michelin Sprint Challenge program shows the progression that both our team and the Porsche pyramid promotes,” said Ritter.

“Both Marcos and Harrison have shown that they can mix it at the front of the pack, and with many of their rivals from last year stepping up, we feel they are more than ready for Carrera Cup.

“Angelo showed real progress in the second half of 2023. We know he can do the job. He proved that in Formula Ford and he has shown that in Carrera Cup too. This will be a strong year for him.

“Rodney was a race winner last year in Pro Am but had a pretty torrid run of luck in the second half of the championship being caught up in several major accidents none of which were his fault. He was on the podium at Albert Park in 2023 and we look forward to seeing him start 2024 on the same note.

“The team has been working bloody hard over the off season in preparation for the year ahead.

“There’s lots for us to be excited about and I know our entire team is putting in every effort to make it a success.”

Sonic earlier this year announced the end of its Formula Ford activities to focus purely on Porsche programs.

Marcos Flack. Pic: Supplied
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