After taking out the 2019 Porsche Michelin GT3 Cup Championship (rebranded to Porsche Michelin Sprint Challenge for the 2020 season) young gun Harri Jones is gearing up for his debut in the Porsche PAYCE Carrera Cup Australia in a striking, new-look HeliMods Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car.
Jones will again team up with Queensland based team McElrea Racing and is looking forward to the new challenges and competition ahead in the Carrera Cup.
“Winning the Michelin GT3 Cup Challenge certainly gives me a lot of confidence that we will do well in the Carrera Cup,” said Jones.
“You only need to look as far as Mat (Campbell), Jaxon (Evans) and Jordan (Love) to see how well this pathway has worked for them, but there is no room for complacency in this category.”
“I’m so grateful for the continued support from HeliMods. We formed an excellent partnership last year and have some pretty awesome plans for the future that I’m really excited about,” said Jones.
Will Shrapnel, said he could not be prouder of Harri and what he achieved last year throughout his championship season in the GT3 Cup.
“This year, we’ve stepped up along with Harri into the Carrera Cup and are backing him in a big way, not only through sponsorship but also through a partnership that will see us work together on some exciting new endeavours, including race and driver analytics,” said Will.
“We’re big believers in backing young talent to help them reach their ultimate potential and can’t wait to see what this debut season has in store for Harri and the team.”
Round One of the Porsche PAYCE Carrera Cup begins this Thursday at the Adelaide Superloop 500. The race weekend starts with two practice sessions on Thursday 20 February before a 20min Qualifying and 15 lap race on Friday. Races 2 and 3 enjoy prime viewing slots again this year at midday on Saturday and Sunday.
“I think I’ve watched every single Carrera Cup race from Adelaide over the last few years, needless to say I’m pretty excited to hit the track!”
Source. Porsche/Photo. Oli Coulthard