IWD: Meet Corrine Virag
Saturday 07 March, 2020
Corrine Virag has been a fantastic female ambassador for motorsport in New South Wales.
Ever since she was a young girl, Corrine Virag has been a passionate motorsport fan.
Spending many weeknights in the shed and weekends at race meetings with her father, Tony, who was an avid racer himself in the New South Wales Production Cars Series, Virag knew she wanted to follow in his footsteps.
In 2018, she was finally given that opportunity to race and with her supportive parents by her side, the passionate Holden fan gained experience at a number of track days.
It was here she learned car control and a new set of skills behind the wheel, as well as the confidence to start plying her trade against others.
In her first ever race, which happened to be an enduro at Sydney Motorsport Park co-driving with Tony, the duo gave the 27 other competitors a fight as they steered their car to a gallant 11th place.
As 2019 came around, she got even better, claiming a number of solid results to eventually finish the year third in class and 10th outright.
With Virag beginning her 2020 season at the Production Car Nationals, she spoke with Motorsport Australia about being the only female in the field.