Internationals Sample Gold Coast Sights Ahead of Race of Stars

Daniel Bray, Davide Forè and Marijn Kremers with the 2015 Race of Stars Winners Surfboard
(Photo: Coopers Photography)

Three of the International visitors for the 2015 Race of Stars powered by SuperFest have taken in some of the sights of the Gold Coast ahead of this Saturday’s event.

Five-time World Champion Davide Forè, New Zealander Daniel Bray and Dutchman Marijm Kremers got up close to some Australian wildlife at the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary before taking to the famous Gold Coast surf.

For Forè, he rates the Gold Coast as one of the most beautiful places he has visited in the world.

“(Australia) is probably the most beautiful country in the world. I have been to many countries around the world and I can say it is just beautiful, this part (Gold Coast) is the best that I have ever seen. It is a pleasure to come here and race,” said Forè

“I’m really looking forward to putting on a good show at this weekend’s event.”

Bray says that reaching the 160 kilometres an hour against the world’s best in the event is a thrill – as was meeting the Australian wildlife.

“(Racing at the high speeds) is probably easier than doing it with your Club racer guys. As Haysey (Chris Hays) and I found out last year you can touch and get away with it because you’ve got confidence in the guys around you,” said Bray.

“Wolverine the little Koala was pretty cool, he tried to attacked Davide, he got his claws out. It was pretty cool going to the wildlife park to hold the Koala and feed the Kangaroos to give us an insight into the Australian wildlife.”

Davide Forè taking a selfie with a Kangaroo  (Photo: Coopers Photography)

Davide Forè taking a selfie with a Kangaroo
(Photo: Coopers Photography)

After finishing fifth last year Kremers is aiming even higher and hopes to take home the winners surfboard so he can further enjoy the surf even more.

“Last year I finished fifth and I think this year we can do much better than that and hopefully take the surfboard home,” said Kremers

“The weather here is much better than back home in Holland. We have a beach in Holland but it is very cold. It is awesome just to experience all of this.”

The event will begin tomorrow with practice, qualifying and the opening races before continuing from 9:00am on Saturday.

The Xtreme Karting Facility is located on Pimpama-Jacobs Well Road, Pimpama – exit 49 off the M1. Admission is free for spectators.

About the Race of Stars

The Gold Coast in Australia is one of the most picturesque places in the world and now it has a race that has been designed to attract the best kart drivers from all across the globe.

The Race of Stars powered by SuperFest will see more than 150 of the top kart racers from Australia, New Zealand, Italy and the Netherlands competing at the prestigious event.

SuperFest – an initiative of the Queensland Government, City of Gold Coast and V8 Supercars Australia – is a community events program that provides support to organisations and groups wishing to host events and projects that contribute to the festival surrounding the Castrol Gold Coast 600.

The 2014 event attracted the likes of World Champions Davide Forè and Jonathan Thonon along with Daniel Bray, Lorenzo Camplese, Simo Puhakka, Marijn Kremers and Juan Manuel Correa.  These drivers battled with Australia’s best pilots on a unique fast, flowing circuit that produced some spectacular action.

While the racing is spectacular, just as sensational is the time that can be spent by the visitors in the surrounds on the Gold Coast.

The Gold Coast offers some of the best beaches and theme parks in the world – it’s famous for fun!


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