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Foster claims first WEC podium

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Australian racer Nick Foster has claimed his first FIA World Endurance Championship podium in Mexico, as part of the sixth round of the championship. 

Competing in the FIA Endurance Trophy for GT Am Drivers division, the former Porsche Carrera Cup Series winner also secured his team's first podium finish. 

"We've finally been able to achieve what we always knew was possible, we claimed Gulf Racing's first-ever World Endurance Championship podium finish," Foster said. 

"The team had worked really hard during the break... we were fairly confident that this track would suit our car given the fact it is a 'low-deg' track and in the past has really suited the Porsche, but regardless of that, the team had also made some big improvements to the car in the break.

"We are all pretty stoked to finish on the podium though – especially me. Not only was it my first FIA WEC podium, it was also the team’s first so it was a pretty special result – one I am really happy to have been a part of."

Foster will now prepare for the next round of the championship this week, racing in Texas as part of the 6 Hours of COTA, beginning 14 September.      

"Texas is going to be rather different from Mexico, we'll go from cool, damp conditions in Mexico to stinking hot, humid conditions in Austin, on a very high-speed, 'high-deg' circuit," Foster said. 

"It's likely to be one of the toughest circuits we will visit, particularly for our team, but you never know what it will deliver. 

"We will take a bit of confidence with us after this one... I can't wait to get back in the car." 

Published: 13 September 2017