Rising Porsche star Reid Harker has unveiled the livery he will sport in his inaugural full-time assault of the Carrera Cup Asia championship.
Harker contested four races in the single-make series last season with kiwi-backed team Earl Bamber Motorsport, where the 24-year-old Aucklander scored top-ten finishes at Bangsaen and Shanghai.
Having been retained by EBM for 2020, including being promoted to a full-time drive, Harker will see himself lead from the front in the Carrera Cup department as the team look to expand their operations into Asia’s premier GT category – the GT World Challenge series.
The Carrera Cup Championship was slated to begin in April but has since entered a coronavirus-induced hiatus.
It was an undesired setback for the team as pre-season testing suggested performance was strong.
Nevertheless, Harker says he is confident that, when racing does finally resume, both himself and the team will return to the track full steam ahead on a title challenge.
“My program with EBM in the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia championship was scheduled for April, but unfortunately we are yet to go racing,” Harker told Velocity News. “It is unclear as to when we will resume but I hope soon.
“We had a successful test back in February, so I am excited to start back where we left off in the not so distant future.
“I have a great team around me, including the guys and girls at EBM and Porsche New Zealand.”
Instead, what has become clear is the livery for which Harker will contest this year’s championship in.
Inspired off the Bathurst 12 Hour livery the team donned in 2019, Harker will sport a similar black-and-white fern pattern.
“We took the fern design from the 2019 Bathurst 12HR livery and came up with what I think is a pretty badass car,” he said.
“Clean lines and proud to rep the kiwi fern and colours.”
A revised Porsche Carrera Cup Asia calendar has yet to be determined with racing set to remain on pause until June at the earliest.