Sage Murdoch has selected sports cars as his pathway of choice, with confirmation today that he will participate in next year’s Australian Prototype Series.
Prior to joining the CAMS Jayco Australian Formula 4 Championship in 2017 with AGI Sport, Murdoch has past experience in Formula Vee and karting. This year was his first season of national competition, with Formula 4 visiting most of the circuits Murdoch will encounter next year.
The Novocastrian tested APS machinery last week, impressing the Jam Motorsport squad with his pace.
“I am excited to be competing the Australian Prototype Series next year,” Murdoch said.
“It took me two sessions to get my head around it and start setting some decent lap times.
“The team were very welcoming and were very professional when we were looking at video and data, showing me how to drive the car and what I can do differently to get the most out of it.
Next on Murdoch’s sights is to climb the pathway of prototype sports car racing.
“My objective for next year is to finish in the top three and maybe do a race at Rome in the 6 hour with the Wolf Factory Team, Avelon Formula,” Murdoch said.
“My career objective is to make it to Le Mans or the Asian Le Mans series.”
Jam Motorsport’s Aaron Steer said the team was impressed with Murdoch’s progress after his first day behind the wheel.
“It was the first time Sage had driven a full bodied aero car, and his first time at Mallala – he did a great job quickly getting up to speed,” Steer said.
“He managed to get into the 1m09s using a car setup for ‘new to sports car drivers’, so we’re very confident that he will be on the pace next year and Jam Motorsport will be doing what we can to give Sage the tools he needs to get the results he deserves.”
The first round of the Australian Prototype Series will take place on April 13–15 at The Bend Motorsport Park with the Shannons Nationals.