Watch: Athletes take on Hampton Downs race track
Hampton Downs last year, North Island motorsport fans get their chance to see one of the fastest growing categories in world motorsport. In Australia, interest in the GT Championship is at an all time high. "GT cars are aspirational," says Tony Quinn. "If you look at games like Gran Turismo or that kind of stuff, they promote the kind of cars you see going head to head with one another in the Australian GT Championship. You don't see many Holden Commodores, Ford Falcons or any other V8 Supercars in Gran Turismo. People are excited by Porsches, Ferraris and Lamborghinis and as a sport we have to mindful of that and give people what they want."