Hear from Morris Finance Brand Ambassador, Jaxon Evans ahead of this weekend’s Round 1 of the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup.
“I can finally say it is race week. First of two, back to back rounds at the Red Bull Ring kick off this Friday, with the first free practice session of the year. After a strong showing at last weeks ‘Official Porsche Mobil Supercup test’, topping the time sheets on both days and being the first driver to lap under 1:30.000, I’m very excited to try and replicate these results come Sunday afternoon.
Driving the #1 BWT Lechner Racing Car for 2020 is a great honour. I really feel like I am in the best possible position, to fight for the drivers and team’s championship. Never in my life, have I experienced this level of intensive preparation (even due to the Covid-19 Pandemic) before the first race of the season and honestly, I am already seeing positive progression in my own ability and skill level on and off the track.
The team operates on a level above anything I have experienced before, and this begins at the very top (Walter Lechner) running all the way through to the truckies etc. The competition for the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup reiterates its very high standard in 2020, many returning drivers, plus the addition of some fast rookies will provide a tough challenge.
Due to the short turn around between our test days and the opening round this coming weekend, I decided to stay with the team at their base, in the small town of Feistenau (20 minutes from Salzburg). A perfect way to see how they operate on a day to day bases, where it all happens and a small change of scenery for my training.
All things aside, I feel the best I ever have prior to a race season and head back to Spielberg with a backpack full of confidence. The weather is looking slightly unpredictable, with the chance of rain across all three days, but we are ready for whatever is thrown at us. I will continue to keep you updated throughout the weekend via my social media channels below. You can also catch all the action live on Fox Sports 506.”
Round 1 of the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup kicks off this weekend, July 3rd – 5th, with the race taking place at the Red Bull Ring, Spielberg, Austria alongside the Formula 1. To catch all the action, tune into Fox Sports 506 on Sunday night at 8:20pm or follow all the action on our social media channels.
Timeline (Local time)
Free Practise 1 – Fri 3rd 5:55pm
Qualifying – Saturday 4th 1:40pm
Race – Sunday 5th 12:25pm
The 2020 Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup season will again support the premier class of motorsport ,with eight of the rounds a support programme to Formula 1.
- Round 1 – Speilberg, Austria – 3-5 July
- Round 2 – Speilberg, Austria – 10-12 July
- Round 3 – Budapest, Hungary – 17-19 July
- Round 4 – Silverstone, Great Britain – 31 July-2 August
- Round 5 – Silverstone, Great Britain – 7-9 August
- Round 6 – Barcelona, Spain – 14-16 August
- Round 7 – Spa, Belgium – 28-30 August
- Round 8 – Monza, Italy – 4-6 September