Versa Motorsport confirms 2022 driver
BRAND-NEW S5000 team Versa Motorsport has confirmed young Victorian star Cooper Webster will race for the team for the full 2022 Australian Drivers’ Championship season.
Already a Gold Star race winner, Webster drove for Versa Motorsport in their S5000 debut in the opening round of the Shannons Tasman Series at Sydney Motorsport Park last November.
In a strong debut performance by the team, Webster qualified ninth however finished an outstanding third in the second race of the weekend.
The brand-new team elected to sit out the Bathurst round in a bid to prepare for a full campaign in 2022, which could also see the squad add a second car with discussions underway with potential drivers.
Versa has also confirmed key sponsors Carlisle Homes, Evretos and Proline Partitions have already signed-on for 2022.
The 2022 S5000 Australian Drivers’ Championship commences at Symmons Plains Raceway in Tasmania on February 11-13.
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TOBY POPE – VERSA MOTORSPORT TEAM PRINCIPAL
“Our focus is building a team of people, equipment and systems to build a solid, well organised foundation for the team,” Pope said.
“We’re excited to have Cooper on board for the season ahead. He has already shown what he is capable of in S5000 competition so we hope to build on that success as we enter our first full season.
“Cooper has finished on the championship podium of every category he has raced since he started racing go karts so it is only a matter of time until this happens in S5000.
“Our debut at Sydney came earlier than planned but was more successful than we had hoped, so it is exciting times for the team.
“Performance is ultimately the scorecard so a lot of time is being spent on how to optimise this and continue to build on throughout the season.
“We have ordered a transporter that can carry multiple cars that will be ready mid-season. We’re wanting to expand into a two-car team and are currently talking to a number of potential drivers.
“We’ll unveil the livery of the car prior to the first round.”
COOPER WEBSTER – DRIVER
“I’m definitely very eager to get jump in the car and put all the hard work behind the scenes into action,” Webster said.
“I’m extremely happy to be driving for Versa Motorsport in 2022 and believe we have what it takes to compete at the front of the field and fight for wins.
“During my time during S5000 I’ve definitely become more aware of the multiple moving parts inside a race team that must come together in order to produce consistent good results.
“I believe our hard work in the leading months to the new season will show in our results.
“In my entire time of motor racing I have never been more focused and dedicated to work hard preparing and to do my very best to achieve my own and our teams goals in 2022.
“Bring it on”