BurgerFuel Racing pilot Katherine Benson has secured further support for her 2016 Yokohama World Time Attack campaign, announcing that her Evo VII time attack machine will be receiving a number of finely engineered improvements as she officially joins Team Turbosmart as a brand ambassador.
Turbosmart marketing manager Richard Shumack met Kat during her debut at the 2015 event and said, “Kat is a fantastic athlete who has done great things both in and for the motorsport world in New Zealand, and with her coming back for a second time to represent on a global stage at World Time Attack, she seemed a perfect candidate to represent Turbosmart. As a global brand, New Zealand is a very significant market for us, so supporting local New Zealand racers and the Kiwi racing scene is something that we see as an incredibly important activity. “
Kat and her team are incredibly thankful to have secured this partnership and are excited about the opportunities in front of them both internationally and on the domestic scene with their Prowear NZ Superlap endeavours.
The eagle-eyed will spot a set of MCA suspension has made its way underneath the Evo and a new set of Evo X Brembos will provide much greater stopping power, all fitted under the watchful eyes of NZ GT champion Hans Ruiterman, who will travel as crew chief and spotter.
The number of upgrades ensures the 2016 campaign is something well worth keeping your eyes and stopwatches on, and as the only female entrant this year, Kat is proud to be flying the girl power flag.
For further updates follow Kat via Facebook, Instagram, and keep your eyes peeled here as we'll keep you updated as the vehicle is closer to completion leading up to the event.