Last minute helicopter hop for Denyer to attend Logie Ceremony.
Seven Network TV presenter Grant Denyer has a busy weekend ahead – Round 2 of the Fujitsu V8 Supercar Series at Winton Raceway near Benalla in Victoria, followed by the annual TV Logie awards on Sunday night.
“I’m certainly hoping for some silverware this weekend, although going head to head with Rove McManus in the Logie award for “Best TV Presenter” is even more daunting than lining up on the grid in a 620 hp V8 Supercar.”
Grant will make a last minute helicopter dash from Winton straight after his final Fujitsu race on Sunday, direct to Crown Casino for the glittering awards ceremony. “I can’t really walk in wearing my race suit, so somewhere along the way I will have to don the tuxedo and tie – although if a Fujitsu podium is on offer, then I might be tempted to stay and celebrate with the team.”
Driving the Crimsafe Ford for Dick Johnson Racing, Grant is hoping for a better result this weekend following a 7th place finish at the first round during the Clipsal 500 in Adelaide last month.
“We have ironed out some issues with the car since James Courtney drove the same Ford at the Australian Grand Prix meeting. His feedback was similar to what I was experiencing, so I think we will go to Winton this weekend with a bit more confidence following some changes to the steering and braking set up. I also feel a lot fitter now, and although I still cant run or do major cardio work, I have started some weight training and swimming which should help this weekend – at least I can be guaranteed that the weather wont be 50 degrees in the cabin.”
Grant is nominated for 2 Logie awards, Best TV Presenter and Australia’s Got Talent for Best Light Entertainment Programme. The grand final of Australia’s Got Talent drew over 1.5 million viewers last week, to be televisions top rating programme for the night.
Round 2 of the Fujitsu V8 Supercar Series will be held over three races this weekend, including a reverse grid top format for Race 2.