David Russell to ride for The Heart Foundation

DAVID RUSSELL LENDS HIS TWO WHEELED SUPPORT TO DIABETES QUEENSLAND & THE HEART FOUNDATION THIS SUNDAY Team Jayco BF Falcon V8 Supercar racer David Russell will be heading out on two wheels rather than his customary four this Sunday in to assist...

DAVID RUSSELL LENDS HIS TWO WHEELED SUPPORT TO DIABETES QUEENSLAND & THE HEART FOUNDATION THIS SUNDAY

Team Jayco BF Falcon V8 Supercar racer David Russell will be heading out on two wheels rather than his customary four this Sunday in to assist in fund raising for Diabetes Queensland and The Heart Foundation.

The Bathurst Pole setter and double Fujitsu V8 Supercar Series race winner will take part in Queensland's biggest public bike ride, The 2010 Wilson HTM Brisbane to the Gold Coast 100km this Sunday. A regular distance cyclist and overall fitness fanatic, Russell will be one of some 9,000 participants who will be leaving Brisbane from 5:15am this Sunday (Nov. 7) on this epic ride to help raise awareness and funds for these two vital causes.

The Brisbane based V8 Supercar driver is working solidly towards gaining a main V8 Supercar Championship Series drive for next season. He has two race events remaining in the 2010 Fujitsu V8 Supercar Series, the development category and final step for drivers seeking to make it to the sport's top level.

Russell, 28, will come across some friends on this epic ride, as several of his Dick Johnson Racing (DJR) team mates are also taking part in this cycling challenge. Russell raced to a top six finish at the Phillip Island L&H 500 V8 Supercar Championship Series enduro event with regular DJR driver Jonathon Webb, and gained a top 20 finish in the Bathurst 1000 also with Jonothan Webb, during September and October this year.

"It will be great to get out and ride for 100 kilometres this Sunday and it is even better to be assisting in raising funds for these vital causes by being involved," David said.

"I am looking forward to seeing how I fare against my V8 Supercar counterparts in this event, as some 15 guys from DJR are taking part as well, along with thousands of enthusiastic Queensland cyclists. It will be an incredible spectacle and a great attention raiser which is very important, as we all know people who have been affected by diabetes or heart disease," He added.

For members of the public wishing to take part but not wanting to tackle the entire 100km cycle challenge distance, an alternative 60km challenge is also taking place on the same day, departing from Logan to the Gold Coast. Prospective participants can find out more by visiting www.bq.org.au

David Russell will return to the four wheeled track at Melbourne's Sandown Raceway and Sydney's Olympic Park Street Circuit for the final two rounds of the Fujitsu V8 Supercar Series over the next two months. He is currently placed 3rd in the Drivers' Championship points standings.

-source: marinellipr.com.au

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Series Supercars , Charity
Drivers Jonathon Webb , Dick Johnson , David Russell