Mad Dog returns to the Mount for annual Bathurst classic
SEVEN TV Presenter Grant Denyer will return to Bathurst this weekend for Round 6 of the Fujitsu V8 Supercar Series around Mt Panorama. Currently lying fourth in the series, Grant will be back in the Crimsafe Ford for 2 races over the weekend as the curtain raiser to the annual Super Cheap Auto Bathurst 1000.
“Unfortunately I won’t be a starter in the big race as my fitness level is still well down on where it needs to be for such as demanding event. I still can’t run or do any major core strength exercise and although I can get away with 12 or 14 laps in a Fujitsu race, any longer stints are still work in progress.” Grant said.
Both Fujitsu V8 Supercar races will be televised live on the SEVEN Network this weekend, Race 1 scheduled for Friday and Race 2 on Saturday.
“Bathurst is the pinnacle of the racing year, and I absolutely love the track, so I cant wait to strap in the Crimsafe/KFC Ford and head up Mountain straight. The weather forecast is looking pretty ordinary for the first few days and Bathurst can serve up anything from hail, snow or 40 degree heat to a direct in car delivery of fresh kangaroo tail soup – you have to be prepared for it all.”
Grant will be at the KFC store in Bathurst from 6.30 pm Thursday evening for a poster signing session and racing hat giveaways, before Friday qualifying and Race 1.
Destroyed in Seconds – Grants new TV show debuted on SEVEN nationally on Monday night with an audience in excess of 2 million viewers.
“The programme will run for the next 13 weeks, and I just hope none of my efforts at Bathurst over the weekend feature in any upcoming episodes!”