Posted on 3rd May 2017 at 11:25am
The biennial gathering of the Australian Lotus community took place over the ANZAC weekend, providing Lotus enthusiasts the chance to experience Victoria’s best wine regions, mountain roads and importantly their Lotus.
It was a huge weekend for the Lotus community with Targa Tasmania also taking place and Harrop Engineering together with Simply Sports Cars (SSC), Lotus Melbourne & Zagame hosted the first Lotus Only Track Day (LOTD) of the year at Winton Motor Raceway. Over 50 diverse Lotus’ attended, split between Drive, Sprint & Race groups. Track time was maximised with alternating 15 minute sessions for each group throughout the day, allowing participants to grow in confidence and familiarise themselves with the track.
The Sprint group is timed and ideal for those with a competitive streak, Harry in his Harrop enhanced Exige S was quickest on the day, setting a blistering fastest lap in ideal conditions - 1:28.83!
Another highlight from the day was seeing Mark O’Connor hunt down the race group after starting in the pits; he narrowly missed catching first place after a series of red hot laps. Mark also had the outright fastest time of the day in his rocket, setting a mid-1:26 lap early on Monday morning.
Going fast isn’t just what Lotus Only Track Days are about; these days were created to offer a safe and fun platform for Lotus owners to enjoy their cars, experience them out on a track with driver training and mechanical support.
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About Harrop Performance Centre
Leveraging our partnership with Lotus Cars Australia, Harrop Performance Centre offers Victorian Lotus enthusiasts comprehensive knowledge and experience for every requirement from general servicing through to performance enhancements.
Harrop is the OE supplier to Lotus Cars UK for supercharger systems and an Authorised Service Centre for Lotus Cars, boasting a modern workshop and dyne facility within Preston HQ.