It is official. Warren Luff will be replacing Tim Slade in the reigning and two time WTAC winning car the MCA Suspension “Hammerhead” S13 Silvia for WTAC 2018. This is due to a date clash with Blancpain Asia Le Mans series where Slade has been contracted as a driver with Hub Auto Corsa Ferrari in a 488GT3 alongside Morris Chen.
“Firstly I want to say that Tim has done a truly fantastic job for us and has been an absolute pleasure to work with” said MCA team principle Murray Coote “so where do we go from here was my immediate thought. SVG had already committed to Road Atlanta (Petite LeMans) as had Earl (Bamber) so we needed to find a new driver and fast. The one name that kept popping up was Luffy. It is one thing to get in and drive real fast in a car you are used to driving all the time, but another thing all together to string together a near perfect lap with very little seat time. After a quick test day with Luffy we go into this confident he is indeed the man. His experience across many classes from GT to Supercar and more will indeed prove an asset. Plus there are only four guys to date ever won this event and he is one of them.”
“Yes, well I sure wasn’t expecting that phone call!” said Warren Luff “but this really will be an absolute honour to drive this car. After taking the win way back in Nemo Evo in 2012 it was a real eye opener as to what these aero cars are capable of. To get behind the wheel of a fully developed version such as the MCA car is certainly going to be nothing short of incredible. I have followed this whole thing from day one will sure be pushing hard to bring home the silverware for the MCA team that is for certain”
“There is no question Murray Coote knows how to pick the drivers” said Superlap CEO Ian Baker “you only have to look at the history to see that so no doubt that goes to show the skillset of Luffy. He has been a part of WTAC many times right back to 2010 when he was the fastest Aussie in the Prep’d Lotus GT3. My only complaint about the whole thing is I actually had hired him to be one of the hosts on our Livestream but I guess I got upstaged! In all seriousness though I doubt you would find a more worthy replacement for Tim Slade than Warren Luff so we all can’t wait to see how he goes in October.”