After a great run as part of the Pacific Hoists/ Halda Race Pilot team in car 44 at Clipsal, Winton, Perth and Townsville, our Swedish driver Fredrik Lestrup has had to bid the team a final farewell as his commitments overseas have grown.
Debuting in his position as team driver at this weekend’s Coates Hire Ipswich 400 will be Sydneysider Brett Hobson, a former CAMS Rising Star program graduate from the Formula Ford Championship. At 28 years old Brett has already had a successful run within the motorsport series beginning in the Junior program in National Karting Championships prior to being accepted in CAMS Rising star Program.
Hobson first ran in the Development Series in 2006 continuing to 2008, before taking a break from the V8 circuit to focus on the family business. He also had a limited run in 2013 for the Holden Rev Trans WA Team finishing regularly in the Top 15.
“I’m looking forward to being part of the Pacific Hoists/ Halda Race pilot team and seeing out the year with them. My goal is to ultimately break it into the Top 10 and it’s great to be involved with the team and what they do with the HeartKids charity and their customers”.