In 2019, Porsche Michelin GT3 Cup Challenge Australia celebrates its 11th anniversary season in Australia. A concept became a reality in 2008 when a group of enthusiasts took their Porsche race cars to Mallala in South Australia to kick start a four-round mini-series. Now managed by Porsche Cars Australia, the series has developed into one of Australia’s best and most professionally run racing series.
For young drivers, the series is a launch pad for up-and-coming drivers in their pursuit of a professional motor racing career. Several drivers have used GT3 Cup Challenge to gain experience in a high-performance sports car before their journey up the Porsche Motorsport Pyramid. The ultimate example of the success of this pathway of Matt Campbell. After winning GT3 Cup Challenge’s Class B in 2014, Campbell raced two Carrera Cup seasons, winning the title in 2016 and claiming success at the Porsche Motorsport Junior Programme Shootout, which promoted the Queenslander to the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup as a Porsche Junior. Third in the Supercup saw Campbell promoted to a Porsche Young Professional role and an extensive Porsche factory race programme in 2018. Since then, Jaxon Evans has also been victorious in the Junior Programme Shootout before launching into an international racing career with Porsche.
Text source: Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Website