Evans thankful for support
Wed, 26 Sep 2012 6:46p.m.
By Ross Karl
Recently crowned GP3 champion Mitch Evans is home, but he won't bask in his glory too long as he plans his assault on GP2.
Arriving home in Auckland after a holiday, Evans had his silverware on hand and the big smile that comes with it.
He will return to Europe for testing in a month and has plenty of money to raise in order to get behind a GP2 wheel next season.
“To walk through these doors with the trophy is pretty special for me,” says Evans. “I've got a lot of people to thank and hopefully I'll be able to get around and thank as many as possible.”
Two weeks ago the 18-year-old claimed the GP3 crown in Monza and plans to race GP2 next season in the feeder series to Formula One.
His title came with $400,000, which will help fund his GP2 drive, but he'll need $3 million on top that, which is part of his mission now he's home.
“To come back here and show my face will hopefully help. It's going to be tough but hopefully we can pull something off,” he says.
A major player in his success is his manager, Red Bull Formula One driver Mark Webber, who hosted him at the Singapore Grand Prix over the weekend.
“I can't thank him enough to be honest. It's a good feeling to pay back what he's done for me,” says Evans.
With so many young drivers chasing his Formula One dream, Evans will keep pushing for more trophies.
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