2019 PORSCHE PAYCE CARRERA CUP CHAMPION CONTINUES ASCENT UP PORSCHE MOTORSPORT PYRAMID
Despite a delayed start to the 2020 season, the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup teams continue to work hard behind the scenes. FACH AUTO TECH is preparing for its eighth season at its headquarters in Sattel.
The team, based in the canton of Schwyz, will once again be entering three Porsche 911 GT3 Cup cars in 2020 driven by Joey Mawson, Jaap van Lagen and 2019 Porsche PAYCE Carrera Cup Australia champion, Jordan Love.
“At the moment the situation is extremely difficult,” explains Team Principal Alex Fach. “No-one knows when the motorsport season will start. But we can’t just sit here and do nothing. We will once again be part of the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup and want to be successful. That’s why we need to be well-equipped to take the season on once it gets going.”
In 2020, FACH AUTO TECH will be competing in the single-make Porsche series for the eighth season in succession. In 2014, the Sattel-based team secured the championship title before finishing as runners-up in 2016, 2017 and 2018. In 2019, Jaxon Evans headlined the FACH AUTO TECH team with podium finishes in his first year as a Porsche Junior driver. The team’s aim for 2020 is to enjoy similar success with Love, Mawson, and van Lagen.
“In Joey and Jordan, we have two young, talented drivers who have shown in the past that they have what it takes to win races,” Alex Fach adds. “Jaap van Lagen has a huge deal of experience, and we have enjoyed numerous successes with him already. The driver line-up is top class.”
Jaap van Lagen and FACH AUTO TECH tasted the victory champagne in the Principality of Monaco back in 2015, when the Dutch was a guest driver for the Swiss squad. In 2018, van Lagen then competed for the team as part of a full-season program in the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup, taking two podiums. He also raced in the single-make series in 2019. The 43-year-old also has race starts in the ADAC GT Masters and the World Touring Car Championship to his name.
Joey Mawson is competing in his second season of Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup. After one overall podium, two class victories and seven further class podiums in his debut season, the young Australian finished second in the Rookie classification in 2019. The 24-year-old is aiming to secure a maiden overall win in 2020.
Fellow Aussie Jordan Love also joins the team in 2020 as part of his debut season in the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup. Love’s career began in the Australian Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge before the 20-year-old moved on to the Porsche Carrera Cup Australia, where he was crowned champion in 2019. “I’m extremely excited to take this big step. The move from Australia to the Supercup is going to present its challenges but I have a great team around me to make the transition as smooth as possible”, Love explains.
Love will also compete in the Virtual Porsche Mobile 1 Supercup Championship on the simulator. The Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup Virtual Edition utilizes the iRacing simulation portal. All events of the virtual one-make cup will be broadcast worldwide via the Internet. Fans can follow the sessions live on the YouTube and Twitch video platforms.
Racing calendar Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup Virtual Edition 2020
29.03.2020, Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya (Spain), official test
04.04.2020, Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya (Spain), races 1+2
18.04.2020, Silverstone Circuit (Great Britain), races 3+4
25.04.2020, Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps (Belgium), races 5+6
16.05.2020, Autodromo Nazionale Monza (Italy), races 7+8