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JAXON EVANS ON POLE IN PORSCHE MOBIL 1 SUPERCUP SEASON OPENER

MEDIA RELEASE/Porsche Motorsport Australia – Photo: supplied

For a long time it looked as if pole position was out of reach for Jaxon Evans (BWT Lechner Racing) at round one of the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup at the Red Bull Ring.

With only two minutes left on the clock, the Porsche Junior from New Zealand planted his Porsche 911 GT3 Cup at the top of the timesheets ahead of the 25-strong field.

“At first I didn’t quite get the brake balance right,” explained Evans. “But once I switched tyres everything went smoothly. P1 – I’ve achieved my first goal for the opening round.”

Like the 2018 Porsche PAYCE Carrera Cup Australia Champion, Florian Latorre (CLRT) also only found his stride towards the end of the qualifying session. Just a little more than a tenth of a second behind, the Frenchman secured the spot next to Evans on the front grid row.

”I didn’t expect this,” he admitted. Third in qualifying went to the German Leon Köhler (Lechner Racing Middle East) as the fastest of the nine rookies. “It couldn’t have gone better,” said the 20-year-old from Bavaria. The best-placed driver in the Pro-Am classification was the Norwegian Roar Lindland (Pierre Martinet by Alméras).

While it is not uncommon to see the fastest 16 drivers qualify within a second in the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup, reigning Porsche PAYCE Carrera Cup Australia Champion, Jordan Love, qualified in 18th for his first Supercup race – only 1.112 seconds behind the pole-time of Evans.

Jordan Love will start from 18th in his maiden Porsche Supercup start – Photo: supplied

Round one of the 2020 Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup will be broadcast on Sunday 5 July 2020. Australian fans can enjoy the race via a live stream on F1.com or via the FoxSports broadcast on channel 506.

FURTHER READING:

Broadcast Schedule:
SUNDAY 5
FOX SPORTS 506
Sun 5 Jul 8:23pm – 9:08pm

MONDAY 6
FOX SPORTS 506 HD
Mon 6 Jul 11:30am – 12:15pm

FOX SPORTS 506
Mon 6 Jul 11:30am – 12:15pm

FOX SPORTS 506 HD
Mon 6 Jul 3:45pm – 4:30pm

FOX SPORTS 506
Mon 6 Jul 3:45pm – 4:30pm


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