Denyer joins Greg Taylor for SMP

Television celebrity and game show host Grant Denyer will drive alongside Greg Taylor in the GT Motorsport Audi R8 LMS GT3 next weekend at Sydney Motorsport Park for round two of the Australian Endurance Championship.

The event will be Denyer’s first experience behind the wheel of an Audi, having previously raced a McLaren 650s GT3, in which he won the Australian Endurance Championship last year.

“It’s always nice to come back; I’m still riding high after last year’s championship victory, to be honest, so hopefully we can have a good shake,” said Denyer.

“Everybody says the Audi’s quite a¬†good car to drive, so once I get my head around the quirks that make it unique, we’ll be sweet.

“There’s a bit of aero around here, that’s good for the Audi. I’m really looking forward to it.

“Greg’s a really fast Am, we should be a great combo so we should be in with half a shot.”

Racing alongside the TV personality is six time Australian GT race winner, Greg Taylor who has tasted plenty champagne in the last few years.

Taylor has spent recent months showcasing his racing abilities overseas in the FRD LMP3 Series in China, as well as racing in the ‘Road To Le Mans’ support race at the Le Sarthe circuit in June.

The Sydney-sider is looking forward to getting back behind the wheel of his R8 next weekend.

“I’ve been having a bit of fun doing the FRD Series in China, which is great, but Sydney Motorsport Park’s my home track, so you’ve obviously got to front up to your home track,” Taylor said.

“When I found out Grant was looking for a drive, he’s a good mate and he’s also very handy in the car, and I think together I think we should be pretty competitive.

“The Audi seems to be pretty competitive here against all the rest of the cars, so I think we’re kind of going in hoping for a good result.”

The second round of the Australian Endurance Championship will take place from the 18-20 August, as the duo take on a gruelling 129 laps of the SMP circuit. The race, which is scheduled to start at 7:30am on the Saturday morning can be viewed Live on Fox Sports Channel 506.

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