Warren Luff announced as Lansvale Racing Team Endurance Race Co-Driver. May 27, 2002 - Sydney's Lansvale Racing Team is pleased to announce that 26 year old NSW driver Warren Luff has been selected to partner lead driver Cameron McConville in...
Warren Luff announced as Lansvale Racing Team Endurance Race Co-Driver.
May 27, 2002 - Sydney's Lansvale Racing Team is pleased to announce that 26 year old NSW driver Warren Luff has been selected to partner lead driver Cameron McConville in this season's two endurance races, the VIP Petfoods Queensland 500 (September15) and the Bob Jane T Marts Bathurst 1000 (October 13).
Luff has gained an extraordinary level of diverse and highly competitive motor racing experience during his career. The Sydney driver has raced competitively in Club cars, Formula Ford, Supertrucks, Suzuki GTi Cup, GT Production, Super Touring, Porsche Cup, Mitsubishi Mirage Series, V8 Brutes and now V8 Supercars with the Lansvale Racing Team.
Team co-owner Trevor Ashby welcomes the newest member of the team, looking forward to improving upon the team's top ten finish at Mount Panorama last year.
"We first tested Warren two years ago and we were impressed back then with his talent behind the wheel. His latest efforts behind the wheel of our VX Commodore were also impressive. We kept a close eye on his performances in the various categories he has competed in since that first test two years ago and we have been pleased with his consistency, respect for the equipment that he is racing with and his competitiveness. We tested several drivers this year and I must say that they were all very good. We are very pleased to give Warren this opportunity," He said.
As for the driver himself, Sydney born Luff is eager to gain more miles in the team's VX Commodore in the lead up to the Queensland 500 and Bathurst 1000.
"I am very excited and overwhelmed as it has been a lifelong ambition of mine to race at Bathurst in a V8 Supercar. The Lansvale Racing Team has come such a long way over the past couple of seasons with Cameron McConville's strong results and I am confident that we can be a strong combination at these two important races," He said.
The new Lansvale Racing Team V8 Supercar driver will be making his Bathurst V8 Supercar debut this October. The 26 year old is no stranger to Mount Panorama, having competed in the 1995 Suzuki GTi Cup Bathurst round, the 1997 and 1998 AMP Bathurst 1000 (Super Tourers), the 1999 and 2000 GTP 3 Hour race (3rd in 1999 and 2nd in 2000) and taking both race victories at the 2000 Bathurst Mitsubishi Mirage races. Luff won the Class D division of last year's Bathurst GTP 2 Hour race giving the talented driver no fewer than seven Bathurst events in his career.
Luff's Lansvale Racing Team debut at the Queensland 500 will be his second V8 Supercar start, having competed at this event in 1999 with Alan Heath.
In 1995 Luff earned the role of Peugeot Motor Sport factory driver in the 1995 New Zealand Clubsport Series. He also qualified on Pole position in his class at the 1997 Nurburgring 24 Hour endurance race and tested for the German Porsche SuperCup team in 1999. Luff also gained a podium finish in third at the All Japan GT Support race in Sepang, Malaysia in 2000.
This season Luff has been keeping himself busy in the V8 Brute Ute racing series, winning the season opener at the Clipsal 500.
The Lansvale Racing Team finished 10th and 11th in last year's Bathurst 1000 and was one of only three two car teams to have both cars finish the gruelling 6 hour race.