Renee Gracie is closing in on confirming her co-driver for the 2024 Fanatec GT World Challenge Australia powered by AWS season as her preparations continue as she steps up to the Pro Am Class.
After securing the Trophy Class title last year, Gracie will step up to the Pro Am GT class in an Audi R8 LMS GT3 Evo 2 and due to being rated Silver by the SRO she will require an Am co-driver.
Gracie revealed a number of potential drivers have been floated, but she will leave the decision up to Audi Sport Customer Racing Australia, which will run her Audi this season.
"There are a lot of discussions and surprisingly there were a lot of people who were willing to come onboard, which I thought was going to be my biggest issue,” Gracie said.
“But when we started to put it out there a bit more I had a few people come forward, so we’ve got a few options. At the moment we’re not too focused on it, we’ll wait for the Bathurst 12 Hour and after the test day to get used to everything as from there we’ll ramp up discussions to make a decision.
“I’ve sort of put it on the team at MPC. My experience is limited in these cars and GT racing, there are some great drivers with miles out there, so I’m leaning on the team to help make the decision and essentially make it.
“For me, it’s really about pairing with the right person, who is also going to teach and coach me how to drive as well. I’ve put the ball in MPC’s court due to its experience and I think we’ll come to a good decision.”
The opening round of the Fanatec GT World Challenge Australia powered by AWS will be run at Phillip Island on April 12-14 in conjunction with the Shannons SpeedSeries. All races can be streamed live and free on 7plus, as well as coverage on 7mate.