exceptional motorsport experience

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.


  • Take your driving to the next level and become a Fastrack V8 Hot Laps Driver
  • Half day audition includes 20 laps driving; two 10 lap sessions with coaching and judging at you local race track
  • Advanced program for the 10 top qualifiers at the Sandown Shootout in Melbourne with all expenses paid
  • Shootout participants attend the Elite Dinner and receive from John Bowe AM ‘The Red Jacket’

In 2020, Hamish Ribarits won the competition to join Fastrack V8 Race as a Hot Laps driver for 2021. There’s no better way to practice and improve your skills with input from racing legends George Elliot and John Bowe, and get paid to give a thrill to Aussies on the best Supercar circuits.

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 Shootout, Elite Dinner and ‘The Red Jacket’

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.

Not only do you get a half-day Fastrack V8 high performance driving experience, all Sandown Shootout participants are hosted by George Elliot at a VIP Dinner with V8 legend John Bowe. Each Shootout finalists also qualifies to receive from John Bowe ‘The Red Jacket’, the symbol of an Elite Performance Driver.

Here’s how it rolls…

On the day, you’ll be assigned a professional in-car coach for one-on-one briefing and tuition. Your coach will enhance your Practice session, then judge and score your Qualifier session, and take note of your improvement on track. Independently, a professional racing instructor will review and score your in-car telemetry and video.

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 solo high speed qualifying laps. If your combined 3 lap average is the fastest in the Shootout, you’ll be 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 Raceway - Melbourne, VIC

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

    Sydney Motorsport Park North Circuit - Sydney, NSW

    • 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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