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Exciting young driver Thomas Maxwell will join TekworkX Motorsport for the 2023 Porsche Paynter Dixon Carrera Cup Australia Championship.

Maxwell is an experienced up and coming driver who competed most recently in the 2022 Super2 Championship where he delivered a sensational pole position at Sandown Raceway.

The 24-year-old started his career in Formula Ford competition, culminating in the 2015 Australian Formula Ford Series where he notched up seven podium finishes.

In 2016 Maxwell moved to England where he competed in the British Formula 3 Championship, earning a podium finish in Donington.

Two years in the highly competitive Formula Renault Eurocup followed where Maxwell competed at some of the world’s most iconic circuits including Monaco, Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Monza and the Nurburgring.

Prior to his foray in the second tier of Supercars racing, Maxwell competed in the 2019 Carrera Cup season where the Territorian finished the year in ninth place.

For 2023 Maxwell will return to the highest level of one-make racing in Australia, with the race-winning TekworkX Motorsport outfit.

In 2022 the Gold Coast-based team flew out of the gates in the new 992 generation cars in the hands of Max Vidau with overall victory at the season-opening Australian Grand Prix. The performance was followed up by Luke Youlden with pole position and a race win on the streets of Townsville.

Maxwell will form one part of a three car line-up at TekworkX Motorsport for the upcoming season, completing a rapid ascension from the single car entry that was fielded in 2021.

The 2023 Porsche Paynter Dixon Carrera Cup Australia Championship commences at the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne this March 30-April 2.

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Thomas Maxwell

“I’m really excited for the year, it’s a logical step for my career,” said Maxwell.

“With the way that Carrera Cup is shaping up this year it’s going to be extremely competitive and a fantastic place to continue developing my career.

“TekworkX Motorsport was the best fit for me, when looking at options for the year. It’s a team that is full of driven and passionate people that want to win races and there’s a great culture within the group. I’ve got existing relationships with a few people on the team as well so slotting in will be a painless process.

“I feel a lot more prepared for this year after my rookie season in Carrera Cup in 2019. I have experience on the tracks which takes away one of the big learning curves I faced in that season, and it will allow me to focus a lot more on extracting the most from the car.

“Every single event on the Carrera Cup calendar is a marquee event, which makes it such an attractive series to go racing in. We get to race up in Darwin as well which I’m really excited for, any opportunity to race in front of a home crowd is something that can’t be passed up.”


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