Australian Country Music sensation Adam Brand was given a lesson in speed when he was taken for a ride by Caltex Havoline Ford driver David Besnard at Darwin's Hidden Valley Raceway today. Brand reached speeds of around 280kph in a ride he ...
Australian Country Music sensation Adam Brand was given a lesson in speed when he was taken for a ride by Caltex Havoline Ford driver David Besnard at Darwin's Hidden Valley Raceway today.
Brand reached speeds of around 280kph in a ride he described as - "one of the greatest things I have ever done".
The ride was part of the promotional build-up for this weekend's fourth round of the V8 Supercar Championship Series.
Ironically, Brand is about to embark on his own motor racing career in the national V8 BRute Series and is in Darwin this weekend to drive a HQ Holden in a support race in an effort to earn his national racing license.
"That was incredible," said Brand.
"That's one of the best things I have ever done I have to get one.
"Dave (Besnard) certainly earns his money out there, I cannot believe the amount of work he was doing in the car.
"The braking and the acceleration are just incredible. I would love the opportunity to drive a V8 Supercar one day. Maybe a few years down the track."
Since the release of his self-titled debut in July 1998, Adam Brand has quickly become one of the biggest stars in Australian country music.
Two gold albums, seven number one singles, seven Golden Guitar Awards and two Mo Awards have fast tracked Adam's career to the top of the Australian country music tree.
Brand's new single is appropriately titled "built for speed"
Besnard had almost as much fun as Brand during today's ride session.
"It's always great to take people like Adam for a ride, because they really appreciate the experience," said Besnard.
"Adam obviously has a passion for the sport and maybe we will be able to give me a bit of a hand when he starts racing his ute.
"I think he has a new goal after today."