Hear from Morris Finance Brand Ambassador, Jaxon Evans ahead of this weekend’s Round 4 of the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup.
“Gearing up for the first weekend of another tripleheader. Currently on route to the UK ahead of Round 4 & 5 of the Porsche Mobil Supercup. Returning to one of my favourite circuits on the calendar, Silverstone. The combination of history, fast-flowing and challenging circuit makes it a pleasure to drive, especially in the 991 Cup car.
After a dream start to the championship, things haven’t exactly been super smooth since. Caught on the wrong side of luck as well as creating some of my own bad luck, has seen us drop to fourth in the championship, after a DNF at the Hungaroring last time out. However, we still have 5 rounds to go, the mindset hasn’t changed and we are very focused on returning to our Round 1 form.
In 2019, we had a mid-season test prior to the round at Silverstone. Obviously, with the current situation this was not possible, therefore Fridays 45-minute practice session is all the time we have to fine-tune the car setup and get comfortable. Last year we qualified P3 and finished the race P5, the aim is to improve on this and fight for another race victory.
Many laps have been completed on the simulator during the past week, the perfect training tool for when you cannot be in the real car. Parallel to the simulator work, I’ve been making the most of the European summer and perfect weather conditions in Stuttgart to get outside and exercise. Some vineyards up behind my apartment ensure a nice scenic running route.
Due to the short turn around again, I will stay in the UK across both weekends as it reduces the risk of contracting Covid-19 and logistically makes more sense. The majority of the team will also stay on to prepare the cars for Round 5.
After a weekend off, I feel rejuvenated and prepared for another intense three race weekends on the road. The weather is showing clear skies and sunshine for all three days on track, but you never know with England! I will continue to keep you updated throughout the weekend via my social media channels below.
Round 4 of the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup will be held this weekend 31st- 2nd, with the race taking place at Silverstone, GB alongside the Formula 1. To catch all the action, tune into Fox Sports 506 on Sunday night at 8:23 pm or follow all the action on our social media channels.
Timeline (Local time)
Free Practise 1 – Fri 31st 6:55 pm
Qualifying – Saturday 1st 1:45 pm
Race – Sunday 2nd 12:25 pm
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