Bathurst 12-hour 'awesome fun' for Matt Chahda

“AWESOME fun” is how local driver Matt Chahda summed up his stint at the wheel of a BMW 335i at last weekend’s Bathurst 12-Hour.

Called up at the last minute as the fourth driver of the O’Donnell-Shepherd-Booker car, Chahda said they ended up better than they thought, despite a shunt early in the race.

“I got heaps of laps in and despite a bent steering arm which put us nine laps down, we still managed second in class and 24th out of the 30 cars that finished,” he said.

“My 4½-hour stint at driving flat out around Bathurst was awesome.”

Chahda’s team was second in Class D behind the SEAT Leon of Billington-Scott-Owers.

Outright honours went to the Lowndes-Edwards-Bowe-Salo Ferrari F458 Italia, which finished 0.4 seconds ahead of the Primat-Jaeger-Buhk Mercedes SLS AMG GT3.

Chahda’s next drive will be at the opening round of the Shannon Nationals at Sandown in March.

Follow his progress on his Facebook page.

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