2022 PORSCHE Paynter Dixon Carrera Cup Australia Champion Harri Jones has launched into his European racing career with a strong start at Spa Francorchamps.
Jones scored finishes of fifth and seventh in the two Porsche Carrera Cup Germany races at the weekend and leads the rookie championship following the opening round in Belgium.
It was a positive start to his European campaign which builds into the opening round of the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup at Imola in three weeks’ time.
Jones’ drives for new squad, Team Scherer Sport PHX, in the German Championship which includes many of his Supercup rivals.
He’ll race for BWT Lechner Racing in the Supercup Championship this year, following in the footsteps of fellow Carrera Cup Australia graduates like Matt Campbell, Jaxon Evans and Jordan Love in contesting the top one-make category in the world.
“It’s been a really good start to the season. We had a top five finish in race one and we crossed the line in P7 today in our rather wet race two,” Jones said.
“We’re leading the Rookie Championship after Round 1 so it’s been an awesome start to the year.”
Jones now turns his attention to the opening round of the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup, which will be held at the iconic Imola circuit alongside the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix.
“It’s been a whirlwind start to the year here in Europe,” Jones said.
“I moved to Salzburg (Austria, to be near the Lechner team) four or five weeks ago so far, we’ve been at five different racetracks with lots of testing and lots of new experiences. I’m learning the new teams, people and new championships.”
“Our next round is the first round of Porsche Supercup at Imola, which is back-to-back with Monaco which is going to be a pretty exciting couple of weeks for me.”
2022 Porsche Michelin Sprint Challenge Australia champion Thomas Sargent will be back in action in the Porsche Deluxe Carrera Cup North America Championship next weekend as the series supports the Miami Formula 1 Grand Prix.
In local competition, Round 2 of Porsche Michelin Sprint Challenge Australia will see the series’ join the Ned Whisky Tasmania SuperSprint later this month.