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Former Carrera Champ to race for Triple Eight

Published at 11/24/2022

Nick Foster will race for Triple Eight in the GT World Challenge Australia finale on the streets of Adelaide on December 1-4.

The global GT pro will pilot a Mercedes AMG GT3 alongside Prince Jefri Ibrahim, who sits just 11 points of series leader Yasser Shahin in an Audi R8 GT3.

Foster, 30-years-old, was the 2015 Carrera Cup champion, and has since forged a GT racing career overseas.

The Brisbane born speedster has been racing in the FIA World Endurance Championship, Intercontinental GT Challenge, and has also competed in the Asian Le Mans Series and the GT Series Asia as a gun-for-hire.

Nick Foster will return to Australia to contest the GT World Challenge with Triple Eight and Prince Jefri. Image: Daniel Kalisz

Jefri recently raced with Foster GT World Challenge Asia, where they won the 2022 Pro-am class, as well as the Teams Championship, and will rekindle their partnership as a result of Shane van Gisbergen and Broc Feeney picking up their respective Supercars duties.

Jamie Whincup will take up the other car alongside Jefri’s brother Prince Abu Bakar Ibrahim, but due to the enormous crash at the Bathurst International will race in a replacement Asian-based Mercedes for the Adelaide event.

The final round of the Fanatec GT World Challenge will see a top-line field of GT3 sports cars hit the track from Thursday where they will contest three 40 minute races at the VALO Adelaide 500.

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