As Mount Panorama prepares for the annual onslaught of top-level motorsport, Dick Johnson Racing's Warren Luff is readying for a double dose of the action, contesting the two V8 Supercar categories at the Bathurst event this weekend.

As well as partnering Shell Helix Racing regular Steve Johnson for the 1000km race in the main V8 Supercar Championship category, Luff will also pilot the DJR Falcon in the Konica V8 Supercar support race, after the team elected to give him the opportunity to gain more track time and familiarise himself with the twists and turns of the world famous circuit.

"It's a strategy that could pay great dividends," team owner and former Bathurst winner Dick Johnson explained, "It was a tough decision because it will be a gruelling weekend, and we don't want him worn out before the big race on Sunday morning. But we weighed up the benefits against the demands of contesting both classes and it was the only smart decision.

"He's going to be buggered at the end of it, but the extra miles he gets around the mountain will be well worth it."

A newcomer to the Konica series, Luff has only contested one round - at Mallala Raceway - in which he brought the # 71 car home in a very promising fourth place. Stepping into the category so late in the season, Luff immediately grabbed attention, being straight on the pace and dicing with the series leaders.

The defending V8 Brutes Series champion and current series leader, Luff knows how to win races and will be keen to assert his dominance in the V8 Supercar feeder class.

"A strong result in the Konica race would be a huge boost to his confidence, and that could be a real mental advantage in the 1000km race," Johnson continued, "We know he's got the talent, now he's getting the chance to get in and have a red-hot go."

 

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