Versa Motorsport confirms Cooper Webster for Tasman Series
FRESH from an outstanding debut season in the 2022 S5000 Australian Drivers’ Championship, Versa Motorsport has confirmed young teenage Victorian star Cooper Webster will continue with the team for the upcoming S5000 Tasman Series.
Webster and Versa combined to post a giant-killing performance in this year’s Gold Star championship, finishing third outright – only two points behind GRM driver James Golding.
The team won three races across the 2022 season, scored 10 podiums, holds the lap record at Darwin which included a dominant lights-to-flag performance from Webster in the opening race at Hidden Valley in June, where he comfortably won from second on the grid.
Versa made their debut in one round of the 2021 Tasman Series, expanding their program to ultimately include four cars by the final round of the 2022 Gold Star in Darwin.
Webster is the first of several drivers to be confirmed by the team for the Tasman Series, which kicks off at the 2022 Boost Mobile Gold Coast 500 on the streets of Surfers Paradise this October.
“It’s fantastic to be locked in for the Tasman Series this early so we can have the best possible preparation,” Webster said.
“The progress we made as a team throughout the championship was incredible and at Darwin we really showcased what we are capable of.”
“With a full year’s worth of experience we are confident that we head to the Tasman Series as a contender for the championship, which will be our ultimate goal.”
TOBY POPE – Team Principal
“We have always believed in Cooper’s talent from the first time we saw him race, watching him beat current top level F2 and F3 drivers in his karting days, but now its been validated throughout the 2022 S5000 season for everyone else to see,” Pope said.
“At Coopers age, with his talent, I don’t think we will be able to keep him for much longer so doing the best preparation possible to try to win the Tasman series is the focus for the rest of 2022”.
“This is the first of a number of announcements for the team moving forward as we count down the streets of the Gold Coast in October.”