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Australian single seater racer turned Porsche driver Joey Mawson will re-start his 2020 campaign when he contests the opening round of the Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland Series with FACH AUTO TECH, the team Porsche aces Matt Campbell and Jackson Evans started with.
After spending the past nine months in Australia, the Sydneysider will join the FACH AUTO TECH team for the Series that kicks off alongside the famous Le Mans 24 Hours race this weekend.
“This year has just been full of so many challenges, I’m happy to have be able go racing again and join such a great team in FACH AUTO TECH,” said Mawson.
“This has been the longest that I’ve spent based in Australia since I was 15 but I’ve always been focused on getting back to Europe and chasing my goal of making a career in motorsport at a high level. I’ve been training very hard over this time to make sure that whenever the opportunity arose that I will be able to grab it with both hands.
“I’ve got some great people who have continued to believe in my talent, they have assisted me in gaining this opportunity and I’m aiming to reward them with some strong results.”
It is expected that more than 40 drivers will take to the 13.626km circuit for this weekend’s race prior to the iconic 24-hour battle.
Following his return in France, Mawson will then contest 11 races across a total of 8 weeks on circuits that he is familiar with from when his Championship winning campaign in the German Formula 4 Championship.
“Having competed in the Porsche Supercup last year, I’m now very familiar with the machinery, so to be going back to circuits that I know from my Formula 4 days gives me a lot of confidence,” said Mawson.
“Like many Series’ and Championship’s in 2020, the schedule is very compact – which can be a real bonus as I think you’ll be able to can continue the momentum from event to event easily.”
Mawson will have a test with the FACH AUTO TECH outfit tomorrow (Tuesday) at Magny-Cours before heading to Le Mans later in the week with the round culminating in a 45-minute race on Saturday.
Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland 2020 racing calendar
Circuit des 24 Heures du Mans (Le Mans 24 Hours)
Races 2, 3 & 4
Sachsenring (ADAC GT Masters)
Races 5, 6 & 7
Red Bull Ring (ADAC GT Masters)
Races 8 & 9
October 30 – November 2
Circuit Zandvoort (ADAC GT Masters)
Races 10 & 11
Oschersleben (ADAC GT Masters)
Photo: Mawson FB
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