Borg steps up from go-karts to V8 utes


pics of aaron borg during his V8 ute series debut in darwin recently

pics of aaron borg during his V8 ute series debut in darwin recently

MINCHINBURY driver Aaron Borg is in the fast lane.

The former go-kart champion has made an impressive transition to V8 utes while testing for the Jesus Racing Team.

The team gave Borg his big break to make his V8 Ute series debut in Darwin a week ago.

Borg didn't disappoint and steered his way to top 10 finishes in two of the three races after finishing 14th in the qualifying sessions.

He was recognised at the podium presentation for one of the best debuts ever seen in the V8 Ute Series.

"It was my first race in a car so it was a great start," Borg, 22, said.

"It was a great feeling as I wasn't sure I'd get the chance in the middle of the season.

"I'm hoping to get another chance to drive later this year at Bathurst or Homebush.

"The aim is to become a driver for the full season next year."

Borg has been testing for the Jesus Racing Team for 18 months, where driver Andrew Fisher has become his mentor to help with the transition from go-karts.

He has completed UWS business and sports management studies.

"I still drive karts but not as much as I used to because testing V8 utes is hard work," he said.

"I've been helping out at the different meets.

"I'm learning how things operate being at the track. Utes involve a different style of driving but the guys at Jesus Racing Team have been a great help.

"I can't thank them enough for the opportunity they have given me.

"Not only helping me get on the grid but the support and help in getting me up to speed in the cars has been fantastic "

Borg seeks sponsors so he can compete in the series full-time next year.

"I'm in talks with another team linked to the V8 utes, so we'll see what happens," he said.

Borg also has his eyes on the V8 Supercar development series.

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