Dan McCarthy

Australian S5000 Championship leader Tim Macrow will be racing in a sports car this weekend on the legendary Spa Francorsch track in Belgium.

The two-time winner of the Golden Star will travel to Spa Francors tonight (Tuesday) to compete in the Spa Classic competition behind the wheel of a C Tiga sports car.

Tiga was founded by renowned Australian driver Tim Shanken and New Zealander Howden Henley.

It has produced many open wheels and sports cars that have been competitive worldwide.

The Macrow car, which will drive to the Spa, took part in a 24-hour race in Dayton and is now owned by local racer Robin Swift.

“Robin has several Pro Sport 3000s, and he was good enough to allow me to take part in local historical events, but I can tell you that it was a pleasant surprise to be able to drive a Group C car at the Spa,” he said. Macros.

“The car is based in Europe and it’s a pretty serious kit. I will be riding with a guy named Jack Phoebe who has ridden them before, in a couple of one hour races.

“For me, it’s something really new, and I can’t wait to get there and not just ride a car, but also get a crack at the Spa.”

There are already plans for Macrow to return to Europe and go to the annual Historic Le Mans festival later this year.

The Victorian admits he may have a bit of a jet lag next weekend, but he’s sure it’s worth it.

“I’m going to make a jet lag on racing miles in something that has to be as fast and as wild as the S5000,” laughed Macrow.

“It’s a tough turn, but it’s a great opportunity to ride something new and experience one of the great tracks in the world.

“Any mile by car will be beneficial to my Gold Star company, so I am very happy with it.

“I’m looking forward to the Spa and then I’ll be right back and back to our UCS / Holllinger group in Sydney to try to close Joey’s advantage in the championship.”

Macro will not be in Belgium for long as he needs to return to the fourth round of the S5000, he is now second in the standings, 28 points behind reigning champion Joey Mawson.

The 4th round of the Australian S5000 Championship will be held in Sydney Motorsport Park from 27 to 29 May.

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