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Porsche Paynter Dixon Carrera Cup Australia rookie, Bayley Hall has welcomed managed print solutions company, Printech, in association with the Tom Barker Group and AKXN Sports for the opening round at the Formula 1 Heineken Australian Grand Prix.

Printech provides full print service solutions to businesses in the photocopying and printing areas from finance right through to supply and service of machinery for businesses modest in size or large enterprises. Sister companies, Calltech and FINLOANS are also part of the Grand Prix campaign.

Gold Coast 18-year-old Hall has stepped up from Porsche Michelin Sprint Challenge Series to the premier Championship with leading team, McElrea Racing.

Bayley’s quick progression through the motorsport ranks saw him start in karts at age six, before moving to cars at 14 and at the last Bathurst 12 Hour, at 16 years of age he became the youngest ever driver to stand on the podium at the international event.

Bayley Hall’s Printech-backed Porsche 911 GT3 Cup (Type 992) for round one of the Porsche Paynter Dixon Carrera Cup Australia Championship.

Round represents a level playing field for the Paynter Dixon Carrera Cup Australia field, as it will be the first Australian race of the new 992 generation Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Car, which Hall is aiming to use to his advantage.

Hall is one of the youngest drivers in the field and will be among some of the best young drivers in Australasia in the hunt to become the next Porsche Michelin Junior Champion following in the wheel tracks of fellow McElrea Racing alumni, Matt Campbell and Jaxon Evans.

Aside from racing, Hall is heavily involved in charitable work, being an ambassador for The Alive Project – a youth suicide prevention program and just three weeks ago raising $17,000 for cancer research on the Tour de Cure Signature Tour that saw him ride 1445km from Geelong to Canberra with the likes of Jenson Button’s former F1 trainer, Phil Young and Seven Sunrise sports host, Mark Beretta.

The arrangement with Printech, Calltech and FINLOANS has been brought to life through a business-to-business relationship with AKXN Sports Management and the Tom Barker Group, who host Formula 1’s most sought after corporate lounge, The Penthouse, at various Grands Prix around the world. The Penthouse is about experiencing Formula 1 from a whole new perspective and TBG is trusted by a number of global corporate and private high net worth clients to host their VIP guests.

Bayley Hall’s first Carrera Cup Australia season is also backed by Financial Planning Business HFI, Queensland Marine Centre & Squadra Bespoke Luxury Car Wraps, who have made sure that Hall’s Number 28 Porsche will certainly stand out on track.

Round 1 of the Porsche Paynter Dixon Carrera Cup Australia at the Formula 1 Heineken Australian Grand Prix will be shown live on Network Ten, Fox Sports and Kayo Sports.

Bayley Hall: “It is incredible to think that I’m about to make my Porsche Carrera Cup debut at the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix. It is an event that I’ve been going to since I was five years old and to be on the grid myself, is a dream come true”

“Even better, is that the event will be in front of a sell out Saturday and Sunday crowd, and I head into the event in peak fitness, especially after completing the 1445 kilometres on the Tour de Cure! That was an incredibly humbling experience, physically and emotionally demanding but so rewarding to be able to make a difference to other people’s lives and inspire others to get involved with this outstanding charity.”

“Our aim for this year is to learn, of course, but also keep an eye on that Porsche Michelin Junior Champion title. My team, McElrea Racing have such a strong history with that Programme and in Carrera Cup Australia, I am so grateful to team owner Andy McElrea for his leadership and drive to help me achieve my goals”.

“Again, I can’t thank Printech, Calltech, FINLOANS, the Tom Barker Group, Queensland Marine Centre, HFI and Squadra Bespoke for jumping on this journey with me and supporting me at this iconic Grand Prix Event.”

James Leon Donatossian, Managing Director – Printech, Calltech & FINLOANS:
“At Printech we live and breathe our purpose, which is to deliver more than you expect. Bayley also aligns with these values as can be seen through his great community work away from the race track – something our business does within our local community as well.

“Motorsport is, by far, the most exciting and dynamic platform for us to present the Printech brand to a wider audience. The psychology of what the Porsche brand means to a consumer and what they represent is both honourable and thrilling to be a part of.

“It is fantastic that we can align Printech, Calltech and FINLOANS with Bayley and use his profile in his first Porsche Paynter Dixon Carrera Cup Australia race, at country’s highest profile international motorsport event and the exposure that provides.”

Formula 1 Heineken Australian Grand Prix Carrera Cup Schedule

Thursday April 7, 2022
11:45-12:05 – Practice
14:20-14:40 – Qualifying

Friday April 8, 2022
11:00-11:30 – Race 1
17:15-17:50 – Race 2

Saturday April 9, 2022
12:00-12:25 – Race 3

Sunday, April 10, 2022
11:05-11:35 – Race 4

2022 Porsche Paynter Dixon Carrera Cup Australia calendar
07-10 April        Australian GP, VIC
21-22 May        Winton, VIC
17-19 June       Darwin, NT
08-10 July        Townsville, QLD
29-31 July        The Bend, SA
19-21 August    Sandown, VIC
06-09 October  Bathurst NSW
28-30 October  Gold Coast, QLD



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