Porsche International Cup Scholarship contenders gallery

As with 2013, Porsche are offering the chance for one national Carrera Cup racer to win a €200,000 bursary towards a seat in the 2014 Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup.

At the Oschersleben track, in Germany, the eight young hopefuls have been put through their paces in the latest Porsche 991 GT3 Cup car. However, to be successful, the drivers not only had to vie to set the fastest lap time, but also show the ability to the set up and analyse the handling of the 911 race car.

The eight drivers competing for the top prize (won last season by Jean-Karl Vernay are):

  • Earl Bamber – Carrera Cup Asia
  • Maxime Jousse – Carrera Cup France
  • Alberto Cerqui – Carrera Cup Italia
  • Ryo Ogawa – Carrera Cup Japan
  • Daniel Lloyd – Carrera Cup GB
  • Jonas Gelzinis – Carrera Cup GB
  • Johan Kristoffersson – Carrera Cup Scandinavia
  • Christofer Berckhan Ramirez – GT3 Cup Challenge Central Europe

“All eight candidates have shown just how competitive Porsche’s international one-make cup series are”, said Jonas Krauss, manager of the Porsche Mobil1 Supercup.

“All of the drivers did a great job at the wheel of the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup and this doesn’t make our decision over the next few days easy. We now have to evaluate the huge amount of data and select the candidates with the most potential.”

Keep up to date with all the developments in the Porsche International Cup Scholarship at Total911.com.

2014 Scholarship contenders
The 2014 Scholarship hopefuls gathered at Oschersleben for the evaluation process.
Alberto Cerqui
The Carrera Cup Italia has put forward Alberto Cerqui
Scholarship 991 GT3 Cup braking
All drivers were put through their paces in the new 991 GT3 Cup car.
Contenders in pitlane
A wealth of Porsche experience was on hand to help the 2014 contenders.
Daniel Lloyd and Andrea Mercatelli
Daniel Lloyd sits down and looks through the data with engineer Andrea Mercatelli.
Scholarship 991 GT3 Cup on track
Maxime Jousse has performed well in the Carrera Cup France this year.
Earl Bamber
Porsche 911 racer, Earl Bamber is the Carrera Cup Asia’s representative.
Johan Kristoffersson
The Carrera Cup Scandinavia’s Johan Kristoffersson waits patiently in the Oschersleben pit lane.
Scholarship 991 GT3 Cup in action
The contenders were competing to set the fastest lap aboard the 2013 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car.
Jonas Gelzinis and contenders
The competition wasn’t solely about lap times though, as Jonas Gelzinis looks through the data.
Maxime Jousse helmet
Carrera Cup France’s candidate won last year. This season, Maxime Jousse is their hopeful.
Ryo Ogawa
Ryo Ogawa is the 2013 Porsche Carrera Cup Japan champion.
Scholarship 991 GT3 Cup Oschersleben
The Scholarship winner will win €200,000 towards a seat in the 2014 Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup.
Sascha Maassen and Earl Bamber
Earl Bamber gets some advice from Porsche ace, Sascha Maassen.

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