Youlden and Vidau confident ahead of Carrera Cup Australia season opener
Porsche Paynter Dixon Carrera Cup Australia drivers for Tekworkx Motorsport, Luke Youlden and Max Vidau, have unveiled striking liveries ahead of the 2022 season start at the Australian Grand Prix next week.
This year, Tekworkx will see a split sponsorship program across its two cars. With Youlden sporting major backing from Hire A Hubby, who are joined by returning sponsors Entertainment Park, Porsche Centre Sydney South and Bondi Carpet.
As for Youlden, his weekend will be supplemented by the exciting hallmark of Australian Grand Prix events, the Lap Time Comparison, courtesy of his role as Porsche’s Deputy Chief Driving Instructor.
“The Australia Grand Prix is a very big event for Porsche as a whole, they will be doing a lot around the event and there are some cool activations ready to go. I’ll also be at the wheel of the Porsche Taycan Turbo S for the speed comparison which is always a fan favorite event between sessions,” said Youlden.
“In Carrera Cup Australia it will be a record breaking weekend, the changes to the track mean we will be obliterating any previous track records. Everyone is keen to see how the updates translate when we actually get on track,”
“I’m excited to have all my sponsors on board for this season, Hire A Hubby, Entertainment Park – who are a really fun facility in Sydney – Porsche Centre Sydney South and Bondi Carpet. If anyone is looking for some work helping people out, Hire A Hubby is actively recruiting people to ‘become a Hubby’ at the moment”
“In terms of the new (Type 992) car it suits my driving style a bit better than last year. You can be a lot more aggressive and through testing we’re finding that we are quite quick. The Tekworkx crew and I have done everything we can to be competitive. We’ll just have to wait and see how it plays out at the Grand Prix,” Youlden concluded.
In car #72 Vidau and Tyrepower are joined by XD clutches who the young South Australian has been partnered with for three years now, with Bondi Carpets coming on board to support the #72 as well.
For Vidau, the opening round of 2022 allows him to finally experience racing on the Albert Park Circuit after a false start in 2020.
“Starting the year on the Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit is really cool and it will be good to finally do some racing on it. I was there when COVID struck on the Thursday in 2020, so I never got the opportunity to actually race,” said Vidau.
“The 992 generation Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car is awesome, it feels a lot more like a GT car and requires a slightly different driving style. It’s still very much a Porsche and awesome fun to drive, I’ve been having a lot of fun learning all the aspects of it.
“I’m excited to see how it goes on the new track, with the changes they made to the circuit it will certainly be a lot more flowing, quite suited to both F1 and the new Porsche Cup cars. Our car should be fast judging by testing, so we’ll be looking to roll out the gate quickly,” Vidau concluded.
Luke Youlden and Max Vidau will hit the track for Tekworkx Motorsport on Thursday 07 April at the Australian Grand Prix.
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Porsche Paynter Dixon Carrera Cup Australia
Round 1, AGP Schedule:
Thursday, April 7
11:45 -12:05 Practice
14:20 – 14:40 Qualifying
Friday, April 8
11:00 – 11:30 Race 1
17:15 – 1750 Race 2
Saturday, April 9
12:00 – 1225 Race 3
Sunday, April 10
11:05 -11:35 Race 4