Some moments from Australia’s stellar effort at 2014 GT Academy International Race Camp at Silverstone in the UK
Rick Kelly (Australia Judge):
"It’s definitely disappointing that we didn’t come away with the win because Australia have done such a great job since we got here to Silverstone, a little over a week ago now, but at the end of the day the Mexican team won the race, so it was hard to sway everyone’s opinion around. And also, Ricardo did such a good job on all the challenges. He’s got a lot of potential and he’s a great young guy so it’s a great thing.
"From my point of view, it’s great to represent Australia over here for the very first time in the GT Academy. It’s really opened my eyes to the entire program, not only what’s shown on TV, but what training goes into the drivers away from the cameras as well - on the track with really experienced instructors next to them, in a lot of different cars.
"It’s every kid’s and young guy’s dream to come over here and be able to participate in something like that, so in my point of view, it’s really opened my eyes to the entire program and I really hope we can get an Australian group together next year, do a little bit more playing, come back a little bit stronger, and make sure that we take it out and get an Australian into the GT Academy and fill in that success of being able to become a race car driver, because today Australian motorsport, and in motorsport around the world, it is so hard to give somebody that opportunity."
Josh Muggleton (Australia):
"I’m gutted of course, but I knew they couldn’t really take a race win away from Ricardo. I’m proud of coming second after starting at the back and I know it must have been close between Ricardo and me but I wish him all the best for the future.
"I’m definitely going to continue to race. I’m going to knock on every door I can until I’m back in a racing car. I intend to use this as platform to forge my own career back home and gain a little exposure so I’m sure this is not the end."