Prince to make NZ debut at Highlands
Courtney Prince – one of the best female racers in Australia – will make her New Zealand debut in the forthcoming Highlands Six Hour race.
Melbourne-based Prince - 22 - will join circuit owner Tony Quinn and grandson Ryder Quinn in the Celtic Racing for the big weekend aboard the Celtic Racing Porsche GT4 RS ClubSport.
A veteran of more than seven years of karting and two seasons in Formula Ford, Prince is also a specialist in Porsche and Mercedes driver training and will be a competitive addition to a mouthwatering endurance field that includes Shane van Gisbergen, Greg Murphy, Ryan Wood and current NZ champions Jonny Reid and Sam Filmore.
Prince has competed against Quinn in both the Aussie Racing Cars Series and in the Porsche Championship this year, but it is the first time the two have teamed up to race.
“It’s a weekend of debuts for me,” she explained. “First time in a GT4 Porsche, first time competing with Ryder rather than against him and my first time at Highlands so there’s going to be plenty to focus on.
“I’ve wanted to race at the track for quite a while now. It always looks amazing and is incredibly challenging from a driver’s point of view and that’s a big draw card for any racer and I’m no different. I have to say I’m excited to get out there.”
Courtney won’t be the only female competitor out there competing however. Long-time Kiwi racer and GT4 class winner Christina Orr-West is also a confirmed entry for the massive weekend for Dayle ITM Racing.
A packed weekend of on-track action features NAPA Central Muscle Cars – arguably the top muscle car championship in world motorsport – the flyaway finale of the 2023 Aussie Racing Cars Championship, a One Hour mini endurance race and of course, the first ever Six Hour race for contemporary GT cars in New Zealand.
Key Facts - Highlands 6 Hour Enduro
Celebrating: The 10th anniversary of Highlands Motorsport Park
Dates: November 3rd, 4th and 5th 2023 – 6 Hour Endurance Race - Sunday 5th
Support categories and events: NAPA Central Muscle Cars, Aussie Race Cars, One Hour Endurance
Tickets: Available from https://www.highlands.co.nz/events/highlands-6-hour-enduro - All pre-purchased weekend passes go into the draw to win a 2014 Lamborghini Huracan – T&Cs apply.
Kids: 16 and under free
Top - Courtney Prince is a Porsche specialist.Picture Dan Allen
Bottom - Courtney will make her NZ debut at Highlands Picture Dan Allen