Mad Mike preps for circuit racing debut at 101s
labbfamily mega shredder Mad Mike Whiddett is ready to swap his Mazda Drift cars for a McLaren 650 GT3 as he gets ready to make his circuit racing debut at the massive Hampton Downs 101 this weekend!
The brand new event in New Zealand is part of the Australian GT Championship and Mike will be teaming up with Australian Klark Quinn in the Pro-Am.
Mike has been lapping up all the knowledge and tips he can get, especially from the Supercar megastar Shane Van Gisbergen. It’s going to be a big challenge shifting to GT racing, making it round the track without ripping those back tyres up!
“I’m used to pushing it, going all out but have quickly realised it’s all about technique and consistency,” Says Whiddett. “Slow down to go faster, was the best bit of advice from SVG today. Slower into the corners and faster out is the key.”
Different to drifting when a run can be over in 30 seconds, Mike will be racing for three hours in the 101 which will test his strength, stamina and mental focus.
For those that can make it down to the event to see Mike, don’t worry he’s still managed to pack his RX-7, MADBUL for a couple of sideways demo laps!
So amped to see Mike take on this new challenge, show ‘em how it’s done yeeeow!