A host of superstars including Nat Fyfe, Mitchell Johnson, Adam Gilchrist and Steve Hooker are among others who have put the pedal to the metal in the Arise Racing Lap Challenge.
The competitive ‘Top Gear style’ Lap Challenge isn’t in a reasonably priced car like the famous British television show segment, but in the world’s fastest production race car, the open-topped and incredibly quick Radical SR3RS that reaches 100km/h in 3.1 seconds.
Arise Racing Team Principal Adam Lisle said the Lap Challenge is a fun way to promote Arise Racing’s corporate motorsport events, driver training and the team’s state-of-the-art facility at Barbagallo Raceway.
“There’s nothing quite like a little healthy competition while experiencing the exhilaration of pushing yourself and the car to the limits,” Mr Lisle said.
“Almost everyone gets into the car with some nerves but that all changes once they’re out on the track with a coach beside them who’s teaching them the skills of racing – throttle application, braking techniques, finding the apex of the corner and the racing line.
“Every single person gets back in to the workshop after their session of driver training on an absolute high with a massive smile, raring to go again,” Mr Lisle said.
Over the coming weeks, clips of Lap Challenge contenders with their times and where they sit on the leader board will be released on the website, with the winner announced on April 17.
“Some of the results have been surprising, and we still have a few more who’ve put their hand up to participate, so we’ll have to wait and see who finishes on top.”
And the prize?
“Bragging rights of course!” the Team Principal said.
Arise Racing offers driver training for corporate groups and individuals and can tailor packages to include catering in the Drivers Lounge, limousine or helicopter transfers, corporate branding and a media package complete with in-car footage. Twenty-lap packages start at $1,100 per person.