Double trouble for R1 competitors: Praga Racing ANZ reveals new racing liveries for two-car entry into Australia’s premier prototype series

Double trouble for R1 competitors: Praga Racing ANZ reveals new racing liveries for two-car entry into Australia’s premier prototype series

Praga Racing ANZ has released two new Praga R1 racing liveries for the 2024 motorsport season. The refreshed designs come as the Australian race team increases its entry into the Australian Prototype Series (APS), which will now see two Praga R1 race cars compete at the Southern Hemisphere’s premier circuits, including Sydney Motorsport Park, The Bend and Phillip Island, supported by Euro Motorsport and Zagame Autosport.

Featuring Praga’s traditional Czech racing colours of black, white, blue and gold, the new Praga R1 liveries will be unveiled at Round Two of the race series on 7-9 June, at The Bend, Adelaide, where Ross Poulakis and Miles Lacey will join forces on a highly competitive grid.

Poulakis, who joined the team in April, made his Praga racing debut at Round One of the series in an incredible first outing in the R1, finishing all three races in second place, taking the championship lead. Meanwhile, British driver Lacey returns to the team after a successful campaign in the 2023 series.

Rick Campbell, Team Principal at Praga Racing ANZ, said; “We are super excited at the prospect of having two Praga R1 race cars on the starting grid for Round Two of the Australian Prototype Series and to unveil our new liveries. Both liveries prominently display the Praga coat of arms which continues the tradition of the R1 being the most striking race car on the circuit. With Ross leading the 2024 season after Round One, and Miles’ historic success securing a P2 on his first outing at The Bend in 2023, we are looking forward to a big result for the Praga Racing ANZ team this weekend. Onwards and upwards!”.

The two Praga R1s will compete on a grid featuring some of the most exotic and technologically advanced open and closed cockpit prototypes from around the world, with a host of factory supported teams.

Ross Poulakis, Praga customer and racing driver, said; “After a great first outing in the Praga R1 in Sydney I can’t wait for this weekend at The Bend Motorsport Park. I have really enjoyed my time in the car and to have two Pragas on the grid this weekend, looking as good as they do, is really exciting for all of us at Praga Racing ANZ. I’m also looking forward to learning as much as possible from an experienced Praga racer in Miles Lacey. He has prepped and educated me on the ins and out of driving the Praga on Zoom, but to have him here in person racing alongside me is amazing and I know I’ll learn a lot from him. The new liveries on the cars have had great reactions and we expect to turn some heads at the race track this weekend.”

Miles Lacey, Praga Racing ANZ team driver, said; “Growing to a two-car team is a significant move for Praga Racing ANZ and helps us bring an even stronger fight to the series. We know the pace of the R1 is mighty and seeing how well Ross drove at his first ever race in the Praga was fantastic to witness. It’s an incredibly proud moment to be fielding two cars and with brand new liveries which look brilliant. It’s been a long time waiting to get back out in the R1 since last season, so I can’t wait to jump back in and get the best out of the car for some proper results.”

The format for the race weekend at The Bend will including three sprint races over two days.

Read the full pre-race interview with Miles Lacey here:

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