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PORSCHE CHAMPION TO DEBUT AT SANDOWN

Jordan Love to make Porsche Carrera Cup debut at Sandown - Photo: Supplied

Jordan Love to make Porsche Carrera Cup debut at Sandown – Photo: Supplied

FRESH FROM wrapping up the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge at Phillip Island, Jordan Love will compete in three rounds of the Porsche Carrera Cup Australia, starting this weekend at Sandown.

The 18-year-old equalled the record for consecutive round wins and eclipsed the previous benchmark for consecutive race wins. After Sandown, Love will race at Bathurst and on the Gold Coast with race team, Sonic Motor Racing Services.

“Making the move from GT3 Cup Challenge to Carrera Cup is hugely exciting and probably the biggest challenge of my motor racing career so far,” said Love.

“I tested at Sandown last week, which was my first time in the current Carrera Cup car. There were several things to get used to, including the paddle shift and brakes, but my 2011-spec GT3 Cup Challenge car and the 2014-spec Carrera Cup car share many of the same characteristics, which makes the transition a lot easier.”

The Sandown round also marks the start of Carrera Cup’s Endurance Cup, which will see the championship hold one longer-distance race at each of the three final rounds, and should suit Love won the 2017 Jim Richards Endurance Trophy – the long-distance mini-series within the GT3 Cup Challenge series.

Porsche Junior driver Jordan Love - Photo: Supplied

Porsche Junior driver Jordan Love – Photo: Supplied

Love’s announcement follows the confirmation that GT3 Cup runner-up Brenton Grove will also race Carrera Cup at the Sandown round.

While it is yet to be confirmed, Love is hopeful to race in Carrera Cup full time next season.

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