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GT3 Cup Challenge
PERTH’S JORDAN LOVE heads to Sydney Motorsport Park this weekend for round four of the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Australia, presented by Pirelli.
Jordan leads the three-race Jim Richards Endurance Trophy series following his convincing victory in the first endurance race at Winton Motor Raceway.
The Sydney round marks the start of the season’s second half, with Saturday’s 30-lap opening race featuring as the second long distance event.
“I’m really looking forward to Sydney Motorsport Park,” Jordan said. “It’s the only track on the calendar so far on which I haven’t driven a tin-top, so I’m really looking forward to learning the track in a different car.
“I’m excited about the second race of the Jim Richards Endurance Trophy, which I’m focused on the this year, as well as the GT3 Cup outright title. The longer races throw more challenges at you, like managing tyres and learning consistency over a longer distance, so hopefully I can have another strong performance and hold my lead in the endurance standings,” the 17-year-old Porsche Junior said.
Jordan stepped up this year to the big time, joining the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Australia as the second recipient of the Jamey Blaikie Scholarship for young drivers.
He won the 2015 Asia Cup Championship and progressed to Formula 4 last year, grabbing third in the championship. Jordan progressed to GT3CC with Sonic Motor Racing, the defending champions of the series.
“GT3 Cup Challenge is the perfect next step from open wheelers to sports car racing, where I’ll be able to develop the skills needed to move to Carrera Cup in 2018,” he said.
Jordan, Brenton Grove and John Steffensen continue their season-long Professional Class battle in Sydney, with 62 points separating the trio mid-way through the year.
Weekend Race Schedule (EST)
Friday July 07, 2017
12:45pm Practice 1 (30 minutes)
3:00pm Practice 2 (30 minutes)
Saturday July 08, 2017
10:15am Qualifying (20 minutes)
1:48pm Race 1 (30 laps)
Sunday July 09, 2017
09:28am Race 2 (10 laps)
1:41pm Race 3 (10 laps)
To watch Sunday’s racing at the Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals, including race two and race three of Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Australia presented by Pirelli, click on the Shannons Nationals website, below:
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