Vastly experienced motorsport Team Principal Matt Cook will lead Porsche Centre Melbourne Motorsport forward into the 2024 season.
Cook joins the team at a time of expansion for the Collingwood-based outfit, now housed from a bespoke motorsport facility based next door to the Porsche Centre Melbourne dealership itself.
This year, the team fielded two cars – for Fabian Coulthard and Courtney Prince – in the Porsche Paynter Dixon Carrera Cup Australia Championship and supported multiple customers in Porsche Michelin Sprint Challenge Australia.
Sporting the iconic BWT Pink livery, Porsche Centre Melbourne Motorsport’s Carrera Cup campaign built momentum throughout the 2023 season; Coulthard finishing 7th in the championship despite missing the opening round.
In her rookie season, Prince finished 17th with a best finish of 8th coming in the final race of the season.
Cook’s addition to the team brings with him 27 years of experience in the sport, including a decade working at Dick Johnson Racing plus time in A1GP and at the Virgin Racing Formula One team.
He returned to Australia to spend a decade enjoying success at Triple Eight Race Engineering, while more recently he oversaw the growth of the Premi Air Racing team in the Supercars Championship.
Cook joined the PCM Motorsport team at the recent VAILO Adelaide 500 and will lead the team forward into the 2024 racing season.
“I’m very excited to be joining Porsche Centre Melbourne Motorsport, they take their racing very seriously and have done a fantastic job to date,” Cook said.
“2023 has seen the team transform from offering a motorsport service to becoming a professional race team, being a part of this transition in its infancy to see what the future holds is something I’m very proud to be a part of.
“The Porsche Paynter Dixon Carrera Cup Australia is an ultra-competitive championship, as is Porsche Michelin Sprint Challenge. It’s never easy in a one make category to win so when you do its very satisfying and rewarding.
“The driver talent in the field is second to none, the competition is fierce lending itself to some close door handle to door handle racing.”
Porsche Centre Melbourne Motorsport will confirm their full plans for the 2024 racing season early in the new year.