RYDER QUINN will become the first, third-generation driver to compete in the Porsche Paynter Dixon Carrera Cup Australia Championship when he makes his debut this year.
Quinn follows in the footsteps of grandfather Tony and father, Klark in joining Australia’s premier one-make category.
The 17-year-old will race a Type 992 Porsche GT3 Cup Car in Local Legends colours this year in what is rapidly shaping as an intensely competitive 2023 grid.
Quinn enters Carrera Cup fresh off the back of a strong debut season in the Castrol Toyota Formula Regional Oceanic Championship in New Zealand, where he finished seventh overall. Prior to that he gained experience in Australian Formula Ford and Aussie Racing Cars.
The Quinn families heritage in Carrera Cup is extensive, with Ryder’s father and Grandfather both involved from the series’ foundation in 2003.
Tony Quinn won 28 Pro-Am class races in his extensive Carrera Cup Career, while Klark contested five seasons between 2003-2007, finishing a best of fifth in 2004 – behind only Porsche legends Alex Davison, Jim Richards, Fabian Coulthard and Peter Fitzgerald.
Ryder’s debut will come in the opening round of the championship at the 2023 Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix this March 30-April 2.