2 July 2021 |

New look for GT Trophy frontrunner Greg Taylor

Currently placed third in the GT Trophy standings, Greg Taylor’s Melbourne Performance Centre-prepared Audi R8 LMS GT3 Ultra will feature a revised livery when the Fanatec GT World Challenge Australia powered by AWS returns at Sandown in September.

Usually sporting a sinister black carbon appearance, Taylor’s Arris Property Group-supported Ultra will feature a striking injection of candy apple red and silver when the series returns.

“We just thought we’d change it for the sake of changing it really, just to add a bit of colour,” said Taylor.

“I haven’t seen it in the flesh yet, but Troy (Russell) at Melbourne Performance Centre reckons it looks pretty good.”

Returning to the GT grid after a couple of seasons away, Taylor is enthusiastic about the direction the class is heading.

“It’s good, the series itself is enjoyable,” said Taylor. “I’m having a lot of fun at every meeting.

“It’s good to see the organisation with the SRO taking it over, it seems to be a good general feeling in the paddock and everyone is enthused again.

“If you remember back in 2015-2016 when GT was absolutely pumping, it’d be nice to get back to there and it’s seemingly heading in that direction now, which is good.”

Taylor holds a slender one-point advantage from the Industrie Mercedes-AMG GT3 of Nick Kelly approaching the next Fanatec GT World Challenge Australia powered by AWS round at Sandown on September 17-19.

Racing the Ultra-specification Audi R8 GT3 LMS for the first time, Taylor has been competitive throughout the opening three rounds of the Fanatec GT World Challenge Australia powered by AWS, finishing a season-high second in class at The Bend Motorsport Park.

“We had one DNF at Bathurst, which didn’t do us well,” Taylor lamented. “Other than that, I’d think we’d be right up there and doing well, but I’m just enjoying it.

“With business and everything, when you can find a balance between it, you can come to the track and relax. I feel like I’m driving as well as I’ve ever driven this year.”

Taylor stated a potential upgrade is on the cards if the class continues on its upward trajectory

“If the series does progress, I’ll be looking to order a brand new car for next year,” Taylor said.

The next round of the Fanatec GT World Challenge Powered by AWS will be held at Sandown on September 17-19.