Who will be the 2019 Porsche Junior?

Who will be the 2019 Porsche Junior?

01.11.2018: Eleven young upcoming racing drivers dream of taking the next step in their motor racing careers – to be accepted into the Porsche Motorsport Junior Programme. photo caption: Lukas Sundahl (S), Dylan O’Keeffe (AUS), Ayhancan Güven

Eleven young upcoming racing drivers dream of taking the next step in their motor racing careers – to be accepted into the Porsche Motorsport Junior Programme.






photo caption:  Lukas Sundahl (S), Dylan O’Keeffe (AUS), Ayhancan Güven (TR), Gianmarco Quaresmini (I), Bruno Baptista (BR), Jaxon Evans (NZ), Trenton Estep (USA), Larry ten Voorde (NL), Philip Hamprecht (D), Yoshiaki Katayama (J), Lewis Plato (GB)



 In their bid for this, the talented youngsters took part in a three-day selection process in the southern French town of Le Castellet. In addition to setting consistently fast lap times, the candidates focused on working with the Porsche engineers.



On the 3.862-kilometre Circuit Paul Ricard near the Côte d’Azur, the aspirants competed against each other in identical 485 hp Porsche 911 GT3 Cup racers.




 The international line-up of participants was nominated to take part in the shootout by the national Porsche one-make cup series around the world. The winner, who will be announced in a few weeks, receives support as a Porsche Junior for their 2019 Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup campaign.




The new Porsche Junior receives 225,000 Euro towards next season’s Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup, which is run as a support series to Formula 1. In addition, Porsche Motorsport provides the successful applicant with a comprehensive training programme to become a professional racing driver. Aside from coaching on the racetrack, this support includes psychological training and media relations as well as an extensive fitness regime.



Larry ten Voorde has already gained experience in the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup. The Dutchman has just concluded his first full season in the international one-make cup and secured second place in the rookie class. In this season’s Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland, ten Voorde achieved third overall.



Philip Hamprecht knows the Supercup from selected guest appearances. This season, the German tackled the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia and took home the vice-championship crown. The Japanese Carrera Cup nominated Yoshiaki Katayama.




The 24-year-old finished the national one-make cup in sixth place. For the shootout, Bruno Baptista travelled to France from South America. The Brazilian contests his second season in GT racing – with two races left on the calendar of the Porsche Carrera Cup Brazil, he currently ranks fifth.



Ayhancan Güven from Turkey is turning heads in two Porsche one-make cup series: The young driver from Istanbul clinched both titles in the Porsche Carrera Cup France and Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Benelux.



Setting the benchmark from Down Under was Jaxon Evans. The New Zealander won the Porsche Michelin Junior Programme Australia and secured first place in the Porsche Carrera Cup Australia. Dylan O’Keeffe also comes from Australia’s one-make cup. In his homeland, the 20-year-old concluded the season in third place




. Gianmarco Quaresmini represents Porsche Carrera Cup Italia and took home the championship title this year. Moreover, the 22-year-old from Brescia in Italy has underlined his potential at several Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup races.




The youngest candidate comes from the USA: Trenton Estep, just 18 years old, lives in San Antonio/Texas and is the newly crowned champion of the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA. Lukas Sundahl also has a title under his belt. The Swede won this year’s Porsche Carrera Cup Scandinavia. Flying the UK flag, 25-year-old Lewis Plato achieved fourth in the Porsche Carrera Cup Great Britain.



“We’ve seen from the shootout that there are some very talented youngsters in our worldwide Porsche one-make cups. At Le Castellet we simulated a complete race weekend.



Moreover, all drivers underwent medical examinations and had to prove themselves in interview situations in front of the camera. Now we’ll analyse all the data to see who has the greatest potential,” said Jennifer Biela-Moll, project manager of the Porsche Motorsport Junior Programme.





Scouting initiatives for up-and-coming young racing drivers have a long tradition at Porsche. Many scholarship recipients have managed to climb the career ladder to become professional drivers in GT championships around the world.



 Out of the current squad of works drivers and Porsche Young Professionals, Earl Bamber (NZ), Timo Bernhard (D), Michael Christensen (DK), Patrick Long (USA), Sven Müller (D) as well as Matt Campbell (AUS), Matteo Cairoli (I), Mathieu Jaminet (F) and Dennis Olsen (N) all received training in the Porsche Motorsport Junior Programme.




Oliver Hilger- photos Porsche

Permanent-URL: http://www.automobilsport.com/who-porsche-junior-2019---182949.html

01.11.2018 / MaP

More News

The Colours of motorsport
31.10.2018
Do you know your racing Motorsport colour?     There has never been such a significance in colour like in Motorsport. If you have ever watched Motorsport racing, you might have wondered why Britain's more >>
Tagessieg für Steiner/ Ostrowski – GLP-Titel für Oliver und Udo von Fragstein
30.10.2018
RCN GLP-Gleichmäßigkeitsprüfung Nürburgring Nordschleife7. GLP Lauf „Klingentrophy“ (27.10.2018)Es war kalt am Nürburgring – aber das war nichts Besonderes für diese Jahreszeit. Das Außergewöh more >>
Bruchmann siegte beim RCN-Saisonfinale, Unger/Rink Meister 2018
29.10.2018
Matthias Unger/Christopher Rink (Heusenstamm/Frankfurt, BMW 325i) heißen die Meister der Rundstrecken-Challenge Nürburgring 2018. Beim Saisonfinale, dem 3h-Rennen „Schwedenkreuz“, siegte das Duo vom Pixum Team Adrenalin Motorsport more >>
Hundred Series by BGDC / 7. Zolder 200 review
28.10.2018
Spinoy-Heyer (D4), van der Straten-Putz (D3), de Robiano-Caprasse-Dupont (D2) et Ménage-Katsers (D1)  à la conclusion sous le soleil du Limbourg Haletante et incertaine jusqu’au bout, la finale de la Hundred Series by BGDC 2018 l& more >>
Hundred Series by BGDC / 7. Zolder 200
24.10.2018
Toutes les bonnes choses ont une fin… Entamée au printemps dernier sur le plus beau circuit du monde à l’occasion des Spa 400, la saison 2018 de la Hundred Series by BGDC s’achèvera ce prochain samedi dans la cé more >>
RCN Abschiedsvorstellung in der Eifel
24.10.2018
3h-Rennen „Schwedenkreuz“: Saisonfinale der Rundstrecken-ChallengeAuch 2018 bildet das Langstreckenrennen „Schwedenkreuz“ den Saisonabschluss der Rundstrecken-Challenge Nürburgring. Die Veranstaltung zählt in diesem Jahr als more >>
Keagan is the master of the 2018 Sasol GTC2 Championship South Africa
22.10.2018
Volkswagen Motorsport had much to celebrate after the ninth and final round of the Sasol GTC Championship at Zwartkops on Saturday.Keagan Masters wrapped up the GTC2 Championship in the first race of the day after powering his Vol more >>
Jeffrey Kruger crowned as the 2018 Engen Polo Cup Champion
22.10.2018
•    Jeffrey Kruger crowned the 2018 Engen Polo Cup champion•    Youngster takes title in 17th of the year's 18 races•    Tasmin Pepper and Jonathan Mogotsi  take second and third places in title chase. more >>
Volkswagen Fun Cup news
22.10.2018
Volkswagen Fun Cup FranceThe Socardenne by Milo team won the final race of the season in the Volkswagen Fun Cup France. After eight hours of racing, they crossed the finish line ahead of the crews from Groupe Lemoine and Allure Team 1.     Volkswagen Fun Cup UKVictory and the title: Th more >>
Naissance de l'ULTIMATE CUP Series 2019
19.10.2018
Michelin sera le fournisseur officiel de pneumatiques, en proposant ses produits de haute technologie et son savoir-faire sur le terrain. Il sera un partenaire clef dans l’accompagnement de ces séries.Greig Coull, Directeur de la Compéti more >>
DMV Nes 500 Green Hell 1000
18.10.2018
Clemm-Brüder mit Doppelsieg in der EifelDominik und Nicolas Clemm (BMW M4 GT4) heißen die großen Sieger beim Finale der DMV NES 500. Die Piloten von Securtal Sorg Rennsport entschieden sowohl das Rennen auf dem Grand Prix Kurs als more >>
Radical Sportscars Expands Global Network – Marcassus Sport New Distributor For France
17.10.2018
Leading British sports racing car manufacturer, Radical Sportscars confirms Marcassus Sport, the leading specialist sports and track day car retailer, as a new official distributor for the whole of France.  The appointment continues the global expa more >>
Nico Gruber krönt sich zum Rookie Champion!
16.10.2018
Der junge Oberösterreicher fährt in seiner Debutsaison gleich zum Nachwuchstitel Nico Gruber hat sich in der Britischen Formel Ford die Rookie-Meisterschaft gesichert more >>
Patrick Lange wins 2018 Ironman World Championship title
15.10.2018
....with a race handlebar designed and produced by Sauber EngineeringSauber Engineering congratulates Patrick Lange for winning his second Ironman World Championship title yesterday at Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.The German triathlete competed using a race handlebar that was engineered and produced by Sauber Engineering as part of Project 101 & more >>
Burgess Takes Final Win; Jackson Crowned 2018 Radical Challenge Champion
14.10.2018
Dominik Jackson was crowned 2018 Radical Challenge Champion at Silverstone, his outstanding tally of seven wins and 14 podiums over 19 races securing the title by 53 points. This season has seen one of the closest championship battles in ser more >>
Engen Polo Cup title chase to be decided at year's final event near Pretoria
12.10.2018
•    Three-way title fight to go all the way to the end•    Little to choose between the title championship chasing trio•    Some of the year's closest competition expected more >>
17 drivers selected for the Richard Mille Young Talent Academy
12.10.2018
The  young  talent  detection  operation  launched  by Richard Mille, in close collaboration with Birel ART, will soon enter its active phase. On 11th and 12th December the first edition of the Richard Mille Young Talent Academy will gather 17 drivers representing 14 countries from five continents on the Paul Ricard circuit. The winner will win a full season in the more >>
What’s on at the Le Mans race tracks in 2019?
12.10.2018
Be prepared for a packed schedule! As we edge towards the end of the year, it’s time to open your 2019 diary. The circuits will be hosting all types of races, featuring cars of the past and the future, motorbikes, trucks, go-karts, rollerblades, bicycles and runners.*  The most-awaited day of more >>
Go Radical at MotorsportDays.LIVE 2018!
11.10.2018
Radical Sportscars is on the countdown to the inaugural MotorsportDays.LIVE at Silverstone, 2-3 November, where the company will showcase its complete current range and offer the opportunity to test drive its world-class models around the renowned International circuit. more >>
FIA European Truck Racing Calendar 2019
10.10.2018
Provisional 2019 FIA European Truck Racing Championship Calendar:    Misano, Italy – 25/26 May 2019    TBA – 11/12 May or 8/9 June 2019    Hungaror more >>
Dario Koch und Maurice Thormählen siegen beim DMV BMW Challenge Finale
09.10.2018
DMV BMW Challenge verabschiedet sich mit packenden Rennen in die WinterpauseDario Koch (M235i RC) und Maurice Thormählen (M3 E46) sicherten beim Saisonabschluss der DMV BMW Challenge die Gesamtsiege. Damit hatten beim Finale auf dem Hockenheimring nicht unbedingt die Favoriten die Nase vorne. Diese waren zwar schnell, hatten aber das nötige Renngl&uu more >>
US pilot Goulian kisses the bricks with win Red Bull Air Race in Indianapolis
08.10.2018
Michael Goulian was fighting back tears on Sunday as he became the first Red Bull Air Race pilot from the USA to write his name in the list of motorsport winners at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. In second place, Canada’s Pete McLeod claimed his first podium of 2018, more >>
Wimmer Werk Motorsport erreicht in Le Mans VdeV Platz Vier
08.10.2018
Beim 4-Stunden-Rennen der VdeV Endurance Serie erreicht das Fahrertrio Klaus Bachler, Matthias Kaiser und Felix Wimmer den sehr guten vierten PlatzAuf dem Circuit Le Mans Bugatti in Frankreich fand heute der vorletzte Lauf in der französische more >>
Inter Europol Competition: VdeV Le Mans race review
07.10.2018
- Second place for Smiechowski/ Fredricsson- Fifth for Scheuschner/ Müller-CreponDate:        7 October 2018Circuit:         Le MansChampionship:   & more >>
Britcar title destiny beckons for Matt Greenwood – but focus is solely on race victory
04.10.2018
Matt Greenwood heads into the penultimate round of the Britcar Dunlop Endurance Championship knowing he can seal the title but he insists the job is far from done. After clinching the class 4 title during the last ro more >>
Double podium for Harry King in Ginetta Supercup finale
02.10.2018
Rising star Harry King enjoyed a successful end to his rookie season in the Michelin Ginetta GT4 Supercup with two more podium finishes in the final meeting of the year at Brands Hatch. The teenager from Holyport headed for the Kent circuit eager t more >>
Louis Foster wraps up record-breaking campaign with runner-up slot
02.10.2018
Rising star Louis Foster brought the curtain down on a record-breaking rookie campaign in the Ginetta Junior Championship with another race victory to secure second in the overall standings. The 15-year-old Lord Wandsworth College student from Odiham made the trip to t more >>
Dan Zelos proves progress with podium-challenging pace in Brands GP finale
01.10.2018
•    Talented Norfolk racer pushes for podium as 2018 campaign draws to a close•    Evergreen Tyres-sponsored star shines again in fiercely-disputed BTCC support series•    WDE Motorsport ace rues ill-fortune that cost him higher championship finish more >>
Peugeot 308 Racing Cup Barcelona race results and standings
30.09.2018
PEUGEOT  308 RACING CUP Round #5/6, Barcelona (Spain) 29-30 September 2018   RACE RESULT : 308 Racing Cup classification – Barcelona – Race 1 (15 laps)  more >>
Peugeot 308 Racing Cup driver quotes after Barcelona races
30.09.2018
PEUGEOT  308 RACING CUP Round #5/6, Barcelona (Spain) 29-30 September 2018WHAT THEY SAID Laurent GUYOT - PEUGEOT SPORT CUSTOMER COMPETITION DIRECTOR “It was a weekend that wa more >>
Strong showing in Barcelona and Peugeot 308 Racing Cup Junior title for Teddy Clairet
30.09.2018
PEUGEOT  308 RACING CUP Round #5/6, Barcelona (Spain) 29-30 September 2018 This weekend, the 308 Racing Cup made a trip abroad for the second time this season. The competitors gathered at the well-known Circuit de Catalunya ne more >>
De Sadeleer Dominates Rockingham; Jackson Takes Title Advantage
30.09.2018
Jerôme de Sadeleer proved his Rockingham prowess at the penultimate Radical Challenge round, adding a brace of wins and third place podium to his previously perfect SR1 victory record at the Corby circuit.Title protagonist Dominik Jackson more >>
Glickenhaus and Michelin Team Up
28.09.2018
Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus is proud to announce the use of  Michelin tires on all of our NHTSA approved Low Volume Sport Cars and BFGoodrich tires on our NHTSA approved LVM Glickenhaus Boot. We are also very pleased that SCG will be ra more >>
Radical Australia Cup Syndey race results and final standings
28.09.2018
Rnd#5 [FINAL] 2018 Radical Australia CupSydney Motorsport Park, NSW21-23 September, 2018 Qualifying - Race#1 1. 81. Chris Perini (GWR Radical SR3RSX) - 1:29.60772. 31. Peter Paddon (First Focus Ra more >>
Perini and Paddon victorious in Sydney, but Burke is Radical Australia Cup champion
28.09.2018
Rnd#5 - Radical Australia CupSydney Motorsport Park, NSW21-23 September, 2018 Despite a strong challenge from title rival and race one winner Chris Perini, and a setback in qualifying which forced the cham more >>
Entscheidungen in der RCN stehen bevor
27.09.2018
Lauf sieben der familiären GT- und Tourenwagen-BreitensportserieErneut haben über 150 Teilnehmer ihre Nennung für eine Veranstaltung der Rundstrecken-Challenge Nürburgring 2018 abgegeben. Wenigstens 154 Starter haben sich für den sieb more >>
DMV NES 500 final race, timetable and 2019 calendar
26.09.2018
DMV NES 500 at NürburgringOctober 12-14   Our two season finals take place in the course of the Westfalentrophy at the Nürburgring.Final party Nürburgring and all ann more >>
Red Bull Air Race Three-way title battle comes to Indianapolis Motor Speedway
26.09.2018
 As the Red Bull Air Race returns to Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the penultimate stop of the 2018 season, three pilots are still in the hunt for the World Championship. Can a Czech star clinch a maiden title for his country? Will an more >>
Nitro World Games - Bronze for Foust
25.09.2018
Impressive performance with the Volkswagen Beetle in Nitro RallycrossTanner Foust (USA) took bronze in the first Rallycross race in the history of the Nitro World Games. Foust, at the wheel of the Volkswagen Beetle, finished third in the final in Salt Lake City/Utah (USA), which consisted of eight Supercars from different Rallycross series. more >>

Kategorien

STROOSSEN ENGLEN ASBL www.stroossenenglen.lu

2001-2019 automobilsport.com full copyright