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V8 Hot Laps Driver

Race Car Driver Wanted
(no racing experience necessary)

Audition for Australia’s fastest job! Get paid for driving hot laps at Australia’s premier race tracks (including Bathurst)

Do you have what it takes to be a professional hot lap driver for Australia’s largest race car experience company? You won’t know if you don’t try.

In 2020, Hamish Ribarits won the competition to join Fastrack V8 Race as a Hot Laps driver for the 2021 calendar year. There’s no better way to practice and improve your skills with input from racing legends like George Elliot and John Bowe and get paid to give a thrill to Aussies on the best Supercar circuits. The 2020 Shootout was closely contested with 2nd placed Deon Stewart having no prior racing experience and Brandon Lucas in 3rd place has only driven on track with Fastrack for his 18th and 21st Birthday.


  • Become a V8 Hot Laps Driver – show us what you’ve got!
  • Half day audition includes two 10 lap sessions with coaching and judging at local race track
  • Advanced program with 10 positions for top qualifiers at Sandown Shootout in Melbourne
Become a Hot Laps Driver

Absolutely stoked to be the winner of the first Fastrack V8 Race Hot Laps competition. The whole team have put on an awesome experience and I'm super excited about the year ahead.

Hamish Ribarits

Become a national V8 hot lap driver!

Get behind the wheel of a V8 racing car on all of the best supercar circuits to make everyone’s dreams come true. You’ll even be doing hot laps on the Mount Panorama Racing Circuit in Bathurst.

Craft your circuit driving skills with track time that every aspiring racer dreams of and be paid $500 dollars per day for about 45 weekend days for one year. That’s good extra income without needing your own car or to give up your regular work. All airfares, car rental, accommodation and meals will be paid for.

The 10 highest point scorers will attend the Sandown Top 10 Shootout, an all-expenses paid advanced race seminar in Melbourne for final interview and instruction. If your combined 3 lap average, is the fastest in the Shootout, you will be awarded a one-year contract as a professional V8 hot lap driver.

I've witnessed so many drivers with the potential to become motorsport professionals. There's more talent sitting in the grandstands than in the race cars. We've given Australians the chance to show how good they are and the 2020 winner Hamish Ribarits is now a Hot Laps Driver on our team. Don't miss this rare opportunity to enjoy a high level performance driving competition with the potential to fast track to regular racing.

George Elliot

Here’s how it rolls…

Applicants will be required to purchase a test drive package driving two 10 lap sessions – a Practice session, then the judged Qualifier session. Pay your competitor entry fee now to secure your place on the grid.

On the day, you’ll be assigned a professional in-car coach. Your Qualifier session will be scored by your professional coach and independently by a professional racing instructor using your live action in-car recording.

Points will be awarded on your ability to be smooth, consistent and your improvement on track with focus on:

The 10 highest point scorers will be invited to participate in the Sandown Shootout, a race driver seminar and final interview. Each will be given 3 high speed qualifying laps solo your combined 3 lap average, is the fastest in the Shootout, with the fastest over all being awarded a one-year contract as a professional V8 hot lap driver.

Strictly limited, purchase and book your audition today.

  • Helmet

    Ability to make decisions around safety, fast. Safety before ego.

  • Seat

    Ability to be smooth.

  • Steering Wheel

    Steering wheel (car) control.

  • Race

    Hitting apexes.

  • Pedal


  • Speed

    Throttle control.

  • Yoga

    Ability to remain relaxed and calm.

  • Smile

    Attitude towards customers.

  • Mirror

    Cockpit cycle.
    (Mirror, track, gauges, customer.)

  • Stop Watch


  • V8 Hot Lap Driver Auditions - Sandown

    Sandown Raceway - Melbourne, VIC

    • 20 Drive laps
    $1,400.00 @$70/lap
  • V8 Hot Lap Driver Auditions - Barbagallo

    Barbagallo Raceway - Perth, WA

    • 20 Drive laps
    $1,400.00 @$70/lap
  • V8 Hot Lap Driver Auditions - Sydney Motorsport Park

    Sydney Motorsport Park - Sydney, NSW

    • 20 Drive laps
    $1,400.00 @$70/lap
  • V8 Hot Lap Driver Auditions - Symmons Plains

    Symmons Plains Raceway - Launceston, TAS

    • 20 Drive laps
    $1,400.00 @$70/lap
  • V8 Hot Lap Driver Auditions - The Bend

    The Bend Motorsport Park - Tailem Bend, SA

    • 20 Drive laps
    $1,400.00 @$70/lap

FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions and Answers.

Can I choose my own coach?

No. In the interest of transparency and possible bias, your professional coach will be allocated randomly on the day of your audition.

Can I make payments on my audition pack?

Yes. If you book directly on line you can make 4 equal payments of $350 prior to your audition day.

How will tyre management work in the final shoot out?

All tyres will be rotated and compared for equal wear.

Will the contestant with the fastest lap time in the final be the winner?

Will the contestant with the fastest lap time in the final be the winner?

(A) No. The combined time of the 3 flying laps will be averaged and the quickest combined time will be determined to be the successful applicant. Consistency and speed combined is required to be a successful hot lap driver.

What happens if I crash a car?

you will be deemed unsuccessful in your audition and the car will be replaced by a car with the same capabilities for the next driver auditioning.

What if a car has a mechanical issue?

The car will be checked and if an issue discovered that can’t instantly be rectified you will immediately be place into another car with equal capabilities and start your session again.

Do I need a helmet and driving suit?

NO. You will be fitted with a driving suit and helmet. You will need soft driving shoes or sneakers.

Am I guaranteed to be on television?

No this will be determined by producers during editing.

Terms & Conditions

To apply for this position, applicants will be required to consent to the possibility of being filmed for a reality television program.

Applicants must have a current Australian driver’s license.

Applicants who have worked as a driving instructor/coach either as a contractor or employee for Fastrack V8 Race Experience since 1st of January 2020 are NOT eligible to apply.

Applicants agree to acknowledge that the decision based on the judging criteria will be accepted as final.

The successful applicant will be required to obtain a Motorsport Australia license.

Any additional extended training period will be supplied by Fastrack V8 Race Experience prior to the commencement of the contract.

The above is not an exhaustive list of the terms and conditions, wherefore applicants may request further information prior to entry .



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