Reigning Porsche Paynter Dixon Carrera Cup Australia Champion, Harri Jones, will join the championship-winning BWT Lechner Racing Team for the upcoming Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup season.
The Queensland based 23-year-old will make the next step up the Porsche Motorsport Pyramid and move to Salzburg, Austria to be based with the reigning Drivers and Teams Champions.
The Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup is the pinnacle of Porsche one-make Championships worldwide and will follow the Formula 1 Championship at key events throughout Europe across the season.
“To say I’m excited is an understatement,” Jones said.
“This is the opportunity of a lifetime for me. And to not only have the chance to move to Europe and race in the Porsche Supercup, but to do so with the most successful team in the series history, is quite simply a dream come true.
“This year we will be racing at some of the most spectacular venues in the world, including Monaco, Spa and Monza to name a few. I’m already buzzing at the thought, but I know I will need to work harder than ever to ensure we have success on track.”
Jones already has experience within the team and behind the wheel of a BWT Lechner Porsche having completed the first round of the Porsche Sprint Challenge Middle East Championship with the team in November last year.
Team Principle, Robert Lechner, is excited for the Australian to join the team and believes that winning the Australian Porsche Carrera Cup Championship is proof that he has what it takes to fight in Europe.
“I first met Harri at the final round of the 2022 Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup Championship at Monza,” Lechner said.
“He is a very impressive driver and athlete and after already winning some silverware for the team in Bahrain last year, and of course the 2022 Australian Carrera Cup Championship, we are all very excited to see him race with us for a full season of Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup this year.” In the lead up to the Championship, Harri is leaving nothing to chance and has commenced an intensive preseason roster taking part in a further two rounds of Porsche Sprint Challenge Middle East over the coming two weeks at the world-renowned Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi and the Dubai Autodrome.
Round One of the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup takes place at Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari, Imola, from the 19th to 21st of May.