It’s becoming a rarity these days for race drivers to jump from one category to the other in completely different types of car, but young gun Angelo Mouzouris will complete it this weekend at Townsville.
Mouzouris will contest back-to-back sessions this weekend in Dunlop Super2 and the Paynter Dixon Porsche Carrera Cup Australia Championship, something that was last achieved by past Bathurst winner Luke Youlden at Oran Park in 2006.
Jumping from his MW Motorsport Nissan Altima to his Sonic Motor Racing Services Porsche 991 GT3 Cup Car Type 992 and vice versa won’t be a problem for the rising star as Mouzouris will be forced to navigate the crowds across Townsville’s single pedestrian bridge due to the two paddock locations.
Maybe if he’s lucky, a course car might come to the rescue, though he is prepared for any scenario.
“It shouldn’t be too bad to navigate from one category to the other. I may have to get a scooter or get one of the course cars to drop me off because both categories are far apart,” Mozouris explained.
“It’ll all work it out.”
Leading up to the event, Mouzouris has incorporated extra work into his build up to accommodate for the two categories this weekend.
“I prep for one weekend for one car, so with me doing double duty this weekend I’ve had to double the prep,” said Mouzouris.
“Not much I can do now except to have a crack and I’m ready to go for this challenge.”
Mouzouris will be aiming to improve in each category after a lacklustre start in both, but his Townsville form has been good in the past providing extra confidence approaching the event.
“I just have to keep chipping away and it will come. Hopefully this weekend we have a smooth one unlike last year’s Townsville when another driver collided with me,” he said.
“We have a fair bit of pace up there, which we showed last year, but with a different team this time it shouldn’t change.”