Seventeen-year-old Victorian teenager Ryan How has set his sights on a win first time out on the Albert Park track at the Formula 1® Rolex Australian Grand Prix 2019.
How has confirmed he will chase the 2019 Australian GT Trophy Series title aboard an Audi R8 LMS GT3, after a sensational debut in the car and category in a one-off championship series drive in 2018.
This year’s Australian Grand Prix will host the opening round of the Australian GT Championship, included in which is the four-race Trophy Series for older GT3 racers.
How used the Audi very effectively last year to win the 2018 Victorian State Series Sports Car title, before making a very impressive Australian GT Trophy Series debut in the championship round at Sydney Motorsport Park mid-year.
After getting faster and faster in practice and qualifying, 17-year-old How won his class in the first race and finished sixth outright, then repeated the dose in the second race.
In the final hit out, he finished second in class in the shortened race.
By any measure it was an impressive debut and bodes well for a strong season in 2019.
How has dreams of emulating Australian drivers like Matt Campbell and carving a career out in global sports car racing.
But at the Australian Grand Prix he’ll also have an eye on the Supercars as his goal for a local career.
“Regardless of what happens in the future, I’m just enjoying the experience as it comes and I can’t wait to get on track at the (Australian) Grand Prix in March for the opening round of the year,” Ryan How said.
The Australian GT Championship will race over four events at the Formula 1® Rolex Australian Grand Prix 2019.