ATCC: David Auger may race in AFOS events

It is understood that David Auger, the Independent Champion of BOC Gases Australian Super Touring Championship is looking for a possible drive in the ATCC in 2002. 40 year-old Auger has achieved tremendous success since began racing in 1978 in...

It is understood that David Auger, the Independent Champion of BOC Gases Australian Super Touring Championship is looking for a possible drive in the ATCC in 2002.

40 year-old Auger has achieved tremendous success since began racing in 1978 in England, and has since raced in Scotland, Macau and Australia.

Success started for Auger in 1980, when he began racing a Lola-based Sports Sedan. At his very first attempt, he chalked up a remarkable record of 7 wins and 6 second places to finish 2nd in the massive 20 Round British Sports Sedan Championship.

In 1982, Auger undertook an extensive testing programme in a Can Am McLaren. It was a most successful session, and he was awarded a drive in the team, featuring Lotus Sunbeams cars and Martin Brundle as teammate!

In the early 1990's, Auger moved to Australia. However, his racing agenda hasn't diminished, and he was once again running around in various touring car championships in Australia. In 1997, he purchased an ex-Factory Alfa Romeo 155TS Super Touring Car, and entered the BOC Gasses Australian Super Touring Championship.

Auger is now keen on joining the ATCC, which provides international racing conditions, racing all over Asia. However, as his trusty Alfa Romeo 155TS does not conform to ATCC specifications, Auger will have to look for a new car should he decides to run in the ATCC this year.

"I should be in Malaysia for the Johor AFOS event in May this year, and see if we can work out a drive for the later part in the season and 2003," he said.

Besides Auger, the other non-Asian driver in the championship could come in the form of Micheal Briggs, the South African who raced last year during the Malaysian AFOS rounds under Team Petronas Primax.

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