11.8 C
Mount Panorama
Thursday, May 30, 2024
HomeNewsKostecki teaming up with NASCAR stars in US enduro

Kostecki teaming up with NASCAR stars in US enduro

BRODIE Kostecki will return to the United States soon after the Supercars title decider for an endurance event with Richard Childress Racing.

The Erebus Motorsport star is now absolutely in the box seat to win the 2023 championship, taking a 131-point lead into next month’s Adelaide 500 with NASCAR-bound Shane van Gisbergen his only threat left in the hunt.

So while that’s where Kostecki’s full focus is for the moment, he does have an intriguing international opportunity lined up to kickstart his summer.

Kostecki will contest the World Racing League finale at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas on December 1-3.

The event involves a four-hour Friday test followed by a pair of eight-hour races across the weekend.

It’s not yet clear exactly what he’ll be driving, but he will be sharing the car with RCR NASCAR Cup Series aces Kyle Busch and Austin Dillon.

“It’s run by RCR. The car is built by RCR and run by all of their engineers and everything like that,” Kostecki, who turns 26 tomorrow, told V8 Sleuth.

The burgeoning relationship between Erebus and RCR allowed Kostecki to make his Cup Series debut in August at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course, and he’s eyeing further cameos next year.

Brodie Kostecki at Indianapolis. Pic: Richard Childress Racing

But this will be just a quick stop in Texas, and a chance to further develop his rapport with Busch and Dillon.

“It will be good to go and do some more driving. I’ve always said I love driving so to be able to go and be with a team like RCR over there and just obviously experience a different environment to what I’m used to with Erebus will be quite cool,” said Kostecki.

“There’ll be some Erebus guys coming over with me as well, we’ll just make a good time about it and hopefully learn some things.

“It will be good to work pretty closely with (Busch and Dillon) and see how they go about their racing versus how I go about mine and see if we can learn anything off each other.

“And it will be my first time at COTA, so I’m also pretty excited about that. It’s a pretty tricky and flowing track. I recall watching it on TV when Supercars went there 10 years ago now.”

The VAILO Adelaide 500 will take place the week before, on November 23-26.

Want to read more?

Subscribe to V8 Sleuth to receive regular updates of news and products delivered straight to you.



Latest News

Want to read more?

Subscribe to V8 Sleuth to receive regular updates of news and products delivered straight to you.