NEW PORSCHE OFFER FOR EVANS

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By Josh Nevett

Rising international racer Jaxon Evans has been welcomed into the Porsche factory stable, signing a multi-year deal that will see him compete around the world for the German marque.

The 2018 Porsche Carrera Cup champion from Australia finished second in the Porsche Supercup last year, having won the French Carrera Cup competition in 2020.

Evans, from New Zealand, was excited to secure a place on Porsche’s programs in the future.

“I’m really proud to join the Porsche family for 2022 and beyond. I feel like I’ve evolved as a person and a driver – both on and off the track – since my time with them as Porsche Junior,” Evans said.

“I’m excited to see what we can accomplish together moving forward. Porsche does a great job of lining up all the right components to give its customer teams and drivers the best chance of winning. I hope that together we can continue on this winning path.

“I’m confident for the coming season as we have some great programs in sight, and I’ll be competing alongside some very talented teammates, so good results shouldn’t be too far away.”

Evans will compete in the FIA ​​World Endurance Championship (WEC) in 2022, driving the Porsche 911 RSR.

He will complement this with selected races from the NLS Nurburgring Endurance Series in a Porsche GT3R.

Evans’ journey began in a 911 Cup Car at Queensland Raceway with McElrea Racing when he was 17. Since then, he has progressed strongly, winning the long-term contract announced today.

“I worked my way up from the bottom in Australia, starting with the Porsche Sprint Challenge (formerly GT3 Cup Challenge) before winning the Carrera Cup Australia Championship in 2018,” said Evans.

“From there I had the opportunity to pursue a career in motorsport in Europe by winning the Porsche Motorsport Junior Shootout and being selected as one of two Porsche Juniors.

“This led me to the Porsche Junior program, where I had the opportunity to work with some of the best GT drivers in the world, attend physical training camps and receive media training and coaching from driver on site.

“Now I’m a professional driver with them, racing in Europe. It’s been a great journey so far, and I’m excited to see what the future holds working with Porsche.

The 2022 WEC season kicks off with the 1000 Miles of Sebring, which will take place from March 16-18.

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