AUS: Profile of the Round - Stephen Borness

Profile Of The Round -- Stephen Borness Sydney-based Carrera Cup driver Stephen Borness continued his rise in the Porsche ranks at Hidden Valley Raceway in Darwin on the weekend. Borness finished equal 10th for the round, but won the Carrera...

Profile Of The Round -- Stephen Borness

Sydney-based Carrera Cup driver Stephen Borness continued his rise in the Porsche ranks at Hidden Valley Raceway in Darwin on the weekend.

Borness finished equal 10th for the round, but won the Carrera Cup Challenge at Hidden Valley for the best performed driver 35 years or older in a 2003-spec 911 GT3 Cup car.

The 41-year-old from the Sydney suburb of Balmoral also leads the Fuchs Hard Charger stakes after three rounds of the nine-round Australian Carrera Cup series. The Fuchs Hard Charger recognises the driver who passes the most number of cars throughout the season.

Racing aside, Borness took soldiers from the 5/7 RAR 1st Brigade based at Robertson Barracks in Darwin for hot laps around the 2.9km Hidden Valley circuit. This was part of a Carrera Cup and Robertson Barracks collaborative over the weekend.

Driving for Celerity Racing backed by LogiAdd, Borness' performance over the early rounds this year have earned him the 'Profile of the Round'.

ROUND 3 WRAP

After qualifying 15th on he grid with a best lap time of 1:12.2836, Borness put in a true 'hard charging' effort in the 15-lap race one on the Saturday to place 10th with his fastest lap coming on lap 12.

In race two, Borness stayed clean and made up a further place by the finish coming home in ninth in the stifling hot and humid Darwin conditions. Following a poor start in race three, Borness had a good tussle with Dean Grant and held off his Melbourne-based rival for 13th position.

Borness finished equal 10th for the round with Peter Bradbury with his fastest race lap coming in race two when he clocked 1:12.7687. He now sits 13th in the championship standings with 138 points. In other award categories, Borness leads the Fuchs Hard Charger stakes and sits in second place in the Carrera Cup Challenge behind Grant.

Q&A WITH STEPHEN BORNESS

How did you get involved in motor racing?
I went to a Formula Ford experience day in 2002 and six weeks later owned a car and went racing.

What was your first race?
It was a State Series Formula Ford race at Eastern Creek and I finished the weekend somewhere in mid-field.

And first race car?
1990 model Swift -- Formula Ford

Who is your racing hero?
I don't really have any heroes however I have a healthy respect for Jim Richards and his accomplishments through his career.

What is your favourite circuit or race?
Bathurst

What is your most memorable racing moment?
Driving at sunrise in the 2003 Bathurst 24 Hour race.

Describe your first ever job?
Labouring in Sydney

What is something few people know about you?
I have competed in Multi Sport events such as the triathlon particularly in endurance events. I've completed the Foster Ironman.

PERSONAL BACKGROUND

Car Number - 24
Team - Celerity Racing
Date of Birth - September 1, 1962
Birthplace - Sydney NSW
Residence - Balmoral NSW
Height - 178cm
Weight - 85kg
Profession/Company - Company Director / Logi Add
Occupation Involves - Business marketplace IT company. Logi Add has established itself as one of Australia's leading computer peripheral suppliers, based in Sydney.
Interests - Multi Sports including triathlons, bicycle racing
Team Manager - Stephen Brook
Car Major Sponsor -- Logi Add
Vehicle - 2003 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car
Racing Career - Formula Ford; Carrera Cup
Progression - 2002 -- State Level Formula Ford; 2003 -- Australian Formula Ford Championship; 2003-04 -- Carrera Cup Highlights - 2nd in Class E at 2003 Bathurst 24 Hour -- Toyota Celica

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Series Porsche
Drivers Jim Richards , Stephen Borness , Dean Grant