18-year-old Porsche Paynter Dixon Michelin Junior rising star, Bayley Hall, has excitedly collaborated with one of Australia’s most celebrated Aboriginal Artists, Kurun Warun for the first ever official Supercars Indigenous Round this weekend at the Merlin Darwin Triple Crown.
Bayley shares the honour of displaying Kurun’s work with some very famous names, including Michael Schumacher, Oprah Winfrey and Pierce Brosnan – who are all collectors of Kurun’s artwork.
Darwin will be yet another new track for Hall to learn and adapt quickly to this weekend, but he’s excited for the challenge and the experience as he finds his feet in the new Porsche 992 GT3 Cup Car and the ultra-competitive Carrera Cup championship.
Darwin marks Bayley’s 5th ever round in a Porsche category, after Covid disrupted a planned full-season campaign in the 2021 Porsche Michelin Sprint Challenge Series.
“We are yet to secure a naming right sponsor for the 2022 season, so I wanted to help make a difference by donating my prime car real estate for this initiative and give Kurun a platform to showcase his incredible designs, while showing respect for the local Indigenous people of Darwin. I’m so appreciative to Kurun for getting behind me and giving me this privilege of using his design,” said Hall.
Andy McElrea, Founder & Team Principal, McElrea Racing:
“Even though Bayley may have the least amount of experience in the field, he’s certainly moving forward in leaps and bounds with how fast he can adapt, with excellent race pace and race craft, we are extremely happy with his progress,” said Team Owner Andy McElrea from MR (McElrea Racing).
About Kurun Warun:
As an accomplished didgeridoo musician, Kurun has performed around the world in places as far flung as Italy and Korea. He played a role in the Sydney 2000 Olympic games as a traditional artist and has appeared on NBC in the United States.
He is an established Aboriginal Artist, learning from his mother at a young age. He paints many varieties of high-quality paintings – all with deeper meanings.
He has been involved in the design of Hall’s Darwin Carrera Cup Livery and is passionate about teaching the beauty of indigenous paintings and the culture of the indigenous people.
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