New Zealander Chris Pither will be back behind the wheel next weekend for the first round of the Porsche Carrera Cup Australia.
The ex-Supercars competitor will drive one of two EMA Motorsport Porsche 992 GT3 Cups for the full eight-round season, joining Australian Garnet Patterson.
Pither has proved that adaptability is a strong point of his over a 22 year career, a trait evident through his successes in V8 Ute racing, Super2 and Supercars. The change to Porsche machinery will present a few challenges for the Kiwi, however, with Pither recognising he has a lot to learn.
“I’m excited to join EMA Motorsport, and by the challenge of racing in the Porsche Carrera Cup for the first time,” he said.
“The car is very different to what I have become accustomed to in Supercars – simple points like being left hand drive – but, more so, the way the car makes its speed and how to maximise the tyre. It will be a steep learning curve, but I have high expectations and it’s great to stay active driving in a highly competitive championship.”
The 36-year-old will have a compatriot in the field with Callum Hedge competing for the Team Porsche New Zealand and Earl Bamber Motorsport entry.
The first round of the 2023 Porsche Carrera Cup Australia is next weekend when the class race three times in support of the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne.
2023 Porsche Carrera Cup Australia Calendar
|30 Mar- 2 Apr||Melbourne|
|18-20 August||The Bend|
|27-29 October||Gold Coast|
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