Recently crowned Australian Carrera Cup Champion, Harri Jones, will join Lechner Racing this weekend for the first round of Porsche Sprint Challenge Middle East in Bahrain.
Just two days after claiming the 2022 Porsche Paynter Dixon Carrera Cup Australia Championship at the Gold Coast 500, the Sunshine Coast based 23-year-old headed to the airport to depart to the Middle East. Over the weekend, Jones took part in two days of official Preseason Testing with the 2022 Supercup Teams Champion, Lechner Racing.
“I have the opportunity of a lifetime to test and race with Lechner Racing. They are a very professional outfit with some incredible credentials. I have already learnt so much over the two days of testing here in Bahrain. It’s been a privilege to drive the pink BWT car and now with a full race weekend ahead of us I’m excited to show them what we are capable of.” Jones said.
Team Principle, Robert Lechner, initially invited Harri for the two days of testing alone. However, after impressing the team and quickly adapting to the new environment, the whole team are excited for Jones to join them for Round 1 of the Championship.
“I first met Harri at the final round of the Mobil 1 Supercup at Monza. He is a very impressive young guy and after two successful days of testing, we are all excited to see him race in the BWT Junior car this weekend in Bahrain.” Lechner said.
After the event, there won’t be much downtime for Jones as he will travel to Europe for the Porsche Motorsport Junior Shootout taking place from the 22nd of November.
“My time spent here in Bahrain has been perfect for my preparation leading into Junior Shootout. I have needed to change my driving style a little bit to suit the Formula 1 style circuits. Here I have time to adapt and get input from the best in the business. So, I’m looking forward to taking everything I have learnt over here and putting it to good use at the shootout.” Said Jones.
Round One of the Porsche Sprint Challenge Middle East Championship takes place from the
10th to the 12th of November.