2014 Porsche Junior programme confirmed
Four young racing drivers will be supported by Porsche next year after the Stuttgart manufacturer firmed up its Porsche Junior programme ahead of the 2014 race season.
The Porsche Junior race programme is designed to help the most promising young talent in the Stuttgart manufacturer’s array of 911 one-make series around the world, providing the drivers with a bursary towards their race budget.
Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup racer, Klaus Bachler will continue to receive support from Porsche in 2014 after he marked his debut season in the world’s premier Porsche 911 series with victory at Spa-Francorchamps.
His performances in 2013 left him as the second best Supercup rookie of the season (with only newly-announced Porsche factory driver, Michael Christensen beating the Austrian) and guaranteed €200,000-worth of support.
Also retained by Porsche are Carrera Cup Deutschland racers, Connor de Phillippi and Alex Riberas. Both will received €150,000 towards their 2014 seats in arguably the toughest of the national Carrera Cup series.
“Winning the rookie classification was a good start”, explained American, de Phillippi. “But next year I’ll be aiming for the podium. I’m up against some tough opposition, but my dream is to climb to the very top.”
Spain’s Riberas was similarly optimistic: “I’ve worked hard over the entire season and managed to secure a podium at the season final. I can hardly wait for next season.”
With the departure of Christensen from the Junior programme, 19-year-old German driver, Sven Müller has joined the line up for 2014. Like, de Phillippi and Riberas, the ex-European Formula 3 racer will line up in the Carrera Cup Deutschland.
As well as financial support, the Porsche Juniors receive dedicated fitness programmes and media training, in a similar fashion to the factory drivers. Make sure you keep up with all the Porsche Junior’s progress on Total911.com.