Porsche Supercup runner-up Jaxon Evans is proud of his efforts in 2021. He’s pleased to race for New Zealand on the world stage and continuing to be one of the most complete drivers on the Supercup grid.
Evans collected one win and two other podiums this year, his third Supercup campaign.
He eventually finished second in the driver’s standings and a fair way off the dominant Larry ten Voorde.
Still, 2021 was a season Evans enjoyed.
He left Lechner Racing, one of the most successful Supercup teams, for Martinet by Alméras.
Likewise, he dovetailed his Supercup season with a full-time role in the World Endurance Championship, including a debut start at the Le Mans 24 Hour.
“It was far from easy but I enjoyed the ups and downs of the season,” Evans said in an interview with Spark Sport.
“To come away with second in the championship is just shy of what we were after. But in a series as competitive as the Supercup, I can’t be too displeased.”
Switching teams between seasons was a significant change for Evans.
He said he felt at home with Lechner Racing last year.
“Driving with Lechner in 2020 was probably one of the best decisions I made in terms of aligning myself with the right people at the right time.”
What triggered Evan’s choice to move was when things began not looking the way they seemed. Lechner had also signed some new drivers to their ranks.
“Generally, as a Porsche junior you do two years in Supercup and then you move on. So, they weren’t pushing me out the door, they were just making sure they were covered.”
Evans immediately made a mark with martinet by Alméras. He finished second in the first race at Monaco, with teammate Dorian Boccolacci coming home in third.
“Not saying I left the best team, but they are certainly up there. On paper, they are the best team in the championship.
“Leaving that team and joining a different team for this year was a big risk. So, to go to the first round on the streets of Monaco and finish on the podium and dragging my teammate along with me was pretty special.
“It proved to me I could make things work with another team.”
Evans heads to Bahrain later this month for the final two races of the World Endurance Championship.