• From Tuesday 22 November to Thursday 24 November, twelve young talents will compete to become the next Porsche Junior
• Porsche Carrera Cup Benelux contributes towards the formation of new talent with its own pyramid and Talent Pool
From Tuesday 22 November to Thursday 24 November, the annual Porsche Motorsport Junior Program Shoot-out is on the agenda. Twelve very talented young drivers, who made their appearance in a Porsche Carrera Cup this season, are fighting among themselves to see who will become the next Porsche Junior driver. The Porsche Carrera Cup Benelux is of course also represented, by none other than brand new champion Harry King.
The Porsche Motorsport Junior Program Shoot-out is part of Porsche's strong approach to young talent and motorsport. Every year, twelve young drivers are given the opportunity to distinguish themselves and thus claim a status as Porsche Junior. Each Porsche Carrera Cup has the opportunity to send one youngster and for the Porsche Carrera Cup Benelux this year it is Harry King, the 2022 champion.
“Obviously we are delighted to send Harry King to the Porsche Motorsport Junior Program Shoot-out,” said Olivier Aerts, Series Manager of the Porsche Carrera Cup Benelux. “We once again underline the strength of the pyramid of Porsche Motorsport, but also of the Porsche Carrera Cup Benelux. Our Talent Pool in the Porsche Carrera Cup Benelux, for drivers aged 16 to 24, has already proven several times in the past to strongly train young drivers and to prepare them for a successful career within Porsche. So our pyramid is also perfectly geared to the advancement of young talent. In the past, Porsche Motorsport has of course already proven that it can work perfectly with young talent. I am thinking of Ayhancan Güven, champion in the Benelux competition and later champion in the Porsche Carrera Cup France, from where he was allowed to go to the Porsche Motorsport Junior Program Shoot-out to win it. Or more recently the young sim racer Laurin Heinrich who won the selection last year. This year we are sending our champion Harry King with, of course, the hope that he can win.”
Grateful to the Benelux
“I'm really looking forward to it,” says the 21-year-old Briton who took part in a race of the Porsche GT3 Cup – Middle East in preparation for the Porsche Motorsport Junior Program Shoot-out. “It is a wonderful opportunity to participate in the Porsche Motorsport Junior Program Shoot-out thanks to the Porsche Carrera Cup Benelux. I have had a very strong sporty year, including nine victories in the Porsche competition in the Benelux and now I want to measure myself against the eleven other young drivers in the Porsche selection. Obviously the goal will be to win, especially now that there are a lot of opportunities on various fronts at Porsche Motorsport due to the changes in endurance racing. Growing further at Porsche Motorsport and one day defending the brand's colors as factory drivers is not only a dream, but also a goal.”