31
Jul
2014

Leaving Dunlop V8 Supercars

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After completing the first four race weekends of the season Fredrik Lestrup has decided to leave Dunlop V8 Supercars and the Pacific Hoists R-Sport team ahead of this weekend’s race in Ipswich. Having debuted at the Adelaide weekend and recently posting his most successful race weekend in Dunlop V8 Supercars at Townsville, commitments elsewhere and a budget shortfall have unfortunately put an end to Fredrik’s championship after four weekends.
“It has been my biggest challenge yet and a long term dream come true to race in Australia but unfortunately I have had to realize it’s no longer possible for me to continue,” Fredrik says. “It has not been possible to raise the required budget to continue and this in addition to other commitments back home means I have had to end my Australian season earlier than planned. It’s been a tough but very enjoyable experience and we have been closer and closer every weekend to getting into the top 10 despite no testing and limited running. I have learnt a lot about driving these cars and have been encouraged by the progress we have been able to make.”

Fredrik especially wants to thank everyone involved and wishes the team the best of luck for the remaining race weekends.
“A big thanks to all the partners that have made this possible. Especially Pacific Hoists who had some fantastic events together with us but also CEJN, Halda, R-Sports Race Engineering, Licht & Harmonie and everyone else involved. It has been a great experience and I wish the team and Brett Hobson who will take over the 44 car from me the best of luck for the rest of the season.”

Fredrik will continue to race in Europe this year with some additional races to be announced later.

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