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Christian Pancione
Porsche Festival @Sandown 2020

Christian Pancione

Christian started in karting, racing karts from 2012 till 2017, winning numerous Regional and State championships and Australian championship rounds. He went on to race in two international championship racing events in Daniel Ricciardo's race team.

His first move to main circuit was straight into Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge in 2018, where he won the class B championship and impressed by racing with the Pro cars in class A.

In 2019 Christian stepped up again, this time to Porsche Michelin GT3 Cup Challenge Pro class, where he saw highlight performances such as a qualifying pole position, two podiums and a lap record.

In 2020 he joined MR as the reigning Cup Challenge champion and after a disrupted 2021, along with his 3 pro team mates, will be a 2022 race and championship contender.


What are your top 3 Career Highlights so far?

  • First pole position in the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge.
  • First Australian championship win
  • Class B Championship

Have you raced in any other events or categories?

  • Karting Australia/International
  • Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Class B 2018
  • Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Pro 2019

Any other personal interests you would like to share?

  • Simulator, cycling and designing new helmets

What are your favourite motorsport moments?

  • Meeting and working alongside Daniel Ricciardo at an international karting event

What is your all-time favourite race car?

  • Porsche RSR

What is your favourite race circuit?

  • Australian track - The Bend Motorsport Park
  • International circuit - Spa-Francorchamps

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Christian Pancione
Supernationals @Las Vegas 2018

Christian Pancione
Australian Championship @Emerald QLD 2017

Christian Pancione
Getting ready for Porsche Sprint @MR 2020

Christian Pancione
Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge @Sydney Motorsport Park 2019

Christian Pancione
Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge @Symmons Plains 2019

Christian Pancione
Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge @The Bend 2018