Webster leads Aussies overseas

Monday 11 September, 2023
Cooper Webster takes home two impressive podium places in the GB4 Championship
Cooper Webster has put himself in prime position to finish the year in second in the GB4 Championship standings after another impressive weekend in the United Kingdom.  

Drivers took on Brands Hatch for the final time in 2023, where Webster found himself on the podium on two occasions in the open-wheel category.  

Qualifying in fourth, the opening race saw Webster gain one position to claim the final step on the podium ahead of rival, Colin Queen.  

The 20-year-old then went one better in the second race, moving his way up into second and ensuring another podium finish to his name before rounding out the weekend with fourth place in race three.  

The results see the Victorian hold a 40-point lead over British driver, Liam McNeilly in the standings with a single round remaining - with consistent results at Donnington Park in October expected to be enough to hold on for second.  

Also taking part in the same Brands Hatch meeting was Costa Toparis who was in action in the GB3 Championship.  

Unfortunately, it was a weekend to forget for the 16-year-old who was unable to finish any higher than where he qualified in ninth place.  

After dropping to 17th in race one, Toparis was able to improve to 12th in the category’s second race of the weekend but would ultimately replicate the race one result in the final outing.  

The results see Toparis sit 14th in the championship standings and also has a single round remaining at Donnington Park next month.


While the Porsche Supercup might be done and dusted for 2023, the action didn’t stop for Harri Jones who was back behind the wheel of a Porsche 911 GT3 in the Deutschland Carrera Cup.  

The young Aussie competed in two races across the weekend at the Sachsenring in Germany, improving to 11th in the opening race after qualifying 12th a day earlier.  

His second-best qualifying time would start from ninth for race two, where he would enjoy battles with Supercup teammate, Harry King, and eventually finish eighth outright and second in the rookie class.  

The results were enough to keep Jones inside the top 10 in the standings with two rounds remaining in the season.  

In the United States, Will Power showed plenty of improvement in the NTT IndyCar Series finale in California, crossing the line in fourth.  

The reigning champion eased his way through the first round of qualifying earlier in the weekend before having to settle for ninth in the second round, leaving himself with plenty of work to do in the final race of the year.  

With plenty of bad luck in recent rounds, Power was able to put his head down and charge his way through the field, only missing out on a fairytale podium finish by four seconds.

The result sees an impressive streak of 16 straight years with at least one race win in a season come to an end, with the Team Penske driver expected to return for another run in 2024.

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