Australia Carrera Cup driver Nick McBride has signed a last-minute deal to compete at this weekend’s joint Italian/French Porsche round at Spa-Francorchamps.
McBride is the third Australian to sign on for the Spa Carrera Cup race, with Nick Foster and Marc Cini giving already inked deals.
McBride and Foster will even be team-mates, as they are in Australia, both having signed with French squad Almeras Racing.
“It’s really exciting to head back to Spa this weekend for the joint Carrera Cup round,” McBride said.
“I’d known about the event for some time but never considered racing there until I spoke to my team-mate Nick Foster in Townsville. It sounded like an amazing opportunity so I made a few calls and was able to secure a last minute drive.
“I drove at Spa in 2012 in Formula 3 and, while it was a great experience, it was a pretty soggy event so I’m hoping for clear skies and great racing in Belgium this weekend.
“It’s great to be joining Nick at Almeras Racing. When you’re out of your comfort zone we search for as much familiarity as possible.
“I’ll be racing an identical Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car that I race in Australia and I’ll have Foster’s face around the garage which will also help throughout the weekend; we work very well as team-mates in Australia and I’m sure we’ll help each other succeed at Spa.”