Richmond assistant coach Justin Leppitsch was a late call up to Porsche Michelin GT3 Cup Challenge Australia at Phillip Island… in the passenger seat.
The former Brisbane Lion, with which he won three AFL premierships, came to the third round of GT3 Cup Challenge as a guest of Pro-Am driver Michael Hovey, and ultimately experienced the 4.4km seaside circuit alongside Brett Boulton.
“I’ve never done anything like that before, or even been in a car that fast in my life. I tried to stay calm and get through it, but it’s hard when you’re going that fast,” said Leppitsch.
“I’m good mates with Michael Hovey and he’s been doing it for a while. He told me to come down and do a hot lap and I thought I better do it and get this fear over and done with; and I tell you what, it’s just so exciting and I can see why people get hooked and addicted to motor racing.”