Australian Race Driver
2022 V8 SuperUte Champion
2019 Toyota 86 Racing Series Champion
From a young age, all Aaron Borg dreamed about was getting behind the wheel of a race car. This dream seemed impossible to achieve as Aaron was born with a severe heart condition where the flow of blood from the heart’s pumping chamber was heavily restricted.
Aaron spent most of his childhood in and out of hospital, and as he continued to grow older his condition worsened. By the time Aaron was 5 years old he was not able to walk more than 50 metres without running out of breath. During Aaron’s first few years at school, he was required to wear heart monitors, preventing him from enjoying life as a normal child. He was not able to run around and enjoy play times with his friends, as his heart did not allow him to.
When Aaron was just 7 years old, his parents were advised that Aaron would need to have open heart surgery or he may not survive. After facing many challenges during the lead up, Aaron finally had a successful surgery.
Growing up in a family obsessed with racing, Aaron’s goal was always to race but even though most kids could start karting when they are 7, Aaron had to wait until he got cleared by the heart specialist. This finally came when Aaron was 10 years old and he has never looked back.
20 years later, Aaron is the only driver to have had open heart surgery and race at close to 300km/h around the infamous Mt Panorama circuit in Bathurst.
Not only has he raced around Bathurst but he has been very successful in doing it as well, being considered by many as one of the leading drivers in Australian motorsport.
Aaron is one of only a few drivers to have won multiple National Championships in different categories having become the champion in both the Australian Toyota 86 Racing Series and the V8 SuperUte Series. Aaron is also one of few to have qualified on pole and won races in multiple categories at the infamous Mt Panorama circuit in Bathurst.