Evans GP, an Australian racing team renowned for its commitment to national talent, is proud to commemorate Australia Day and celebrate its strong Australian roots. The team, owned by Australian Josh Evans, has become a symbol of the country’s excellence in the world of motorsport.

By Nida Anis

The 2023 GB4 Championship marked a significant milestone for Evans GP, as it was the first time in decades that an Australian team has competed in Europe with an Australian driver, Cooper Webster.

Webster and the team finished the year on a high, achieving a double pole position and winning the final three races of the season on British soil. This historic achievement reflects the team’s dedication to promoting Australian talent on the international stage.

DEVELOPING THE NEXT GENERATION OF AUSTRALIAN RACING TALENT

Cooper Webster continues to carry this legacy forward by continuing his involvement with Versa Evans GP in Europe, whilst fellow Australian driver Costa Toparis also proudly represents his home country in the 2024 Formula Regional Middle East Championship. Their participation underscores Evans GP’s commitment to nurturing the next generation of Australasian racing stars.

Several key team members hail from Australia, including Versa Evans GP Technical Director Toby Pope, FRMEC Communications Manager Jason Grant, and Engineer James Edwards. This strong Australian presence is a testament to the team’s national identity and commitment to the country’s racing heritage.

The team is also committed to developing the next generation of Australian mechanics and engineers, and recently provided work experience opportunities to four talented students from Wodonga TAFE during the build-up and first round of the 2024 Formula Regional Middle East Championship.

EVANS: “WE’RE REALLY PROUD OF WHAT WE’VE BEEN ABLE TO ACHIEVE”

Speaking about the team’s Australian heritage, Evans said, “We’re really proud of what we’ve been able to achieve in a relatively short period of time, showcasing what Australians can achieve on the world stage.

“We’ve been able to achieve success in Asia, and now also Europe, and we now look to build on this in the coming years as we take on new challenges. Throughout history, Australia has been able to punch above its weight, despite often being referred to as the ‘underdogs’, and we look forward to continuing this ANZAC legacy.”

Proudly holding a Motorsport Australia license, the team stands as a symbol of Australian excellence and ambition in the global racing arena. The team’s success is not only a victory on the track but also a celebration of Australian spirit, hard work, expertise in motorsport.

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