Versa Motorsport confirms S5000 drivers for 2022

Cooper Webster and Versa Motorsport will continue together in 2022

Race winner Cooper Webster will contest the entire 2022 Australian S5000 Drivers Championship with Versa Motorsport.

The combination will build on their debut together last November in a one-off appearance at Sydney Motorsport Park during the inaugural Shannons Tasman Series.

Webster was a regular in the first full S5000 season last year, winning a wet race at Phillip Island for 88 Racing.

With Versa, he managed a podium finish in the second race of the Tasman Series after being promoted a place thanks to Jordan Boys’ post-race disqualification.

Versa sat out the Repco Bathurst 1000 to focus on its preparations for 2022, which could include a second car.

“Our focus is on building a team of people, equipment and systems to create a solid, well-organized foundation for the team,” said Team Principal Toby Pope.

“We are delighted to have Cooper on board for the upcoming season. He’s already shown what he’s capable of in S5000 competition so we’re hoping to build on that success as we head into our first full season.

“Cooper has finished on the championship podium in every category he has raced since he started karting so it’s only a matter of time before that happens in the S5000.

“Our debut in Sydney came ahead of schedule but was more successful than we had hoped so these are exciting times for the team.

“Ultimately, performance is the scorecard, so a lot of time is spent tweaking and building on that throughout the season.

“We have ordered a van that can transport several cars that will be ready mid-season.

“We want to expand to a two-car team and are currently in talks with a few potential drivers.

“We will reveal the livery of the car before the first lap.”

18-year-old Webster is eagerly awaiting the season opener at Symmons Plains on February 11-13.

“I’m definitely very excited to get in the car and put all the hard work behind the scenes into action,” he said.

“I am very excited to be driving for Versa Motorsport in 2022 and believe we have what it takes to be at the front of the field and fight for wins.

“During my time on the S5000 I’ve definitely become more aware of the many moving parts within a racing team that need to come together to consistently deliver good results.

“I believe that our hard work in the first months of the new season will be reflected in our results.

“In my entire time in motorsport I have never been so focused and committed to working hard on preparation and doing my best to achieve my own and our team’s goals in 2022.

“Bring it on.”

Versa’s program supporters include Carlisle Homes, Evretos and Proline Partitions.

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