EMA Motorsport will return to a full complement at the next round of the Porsche Paynter Dixon Carrera Cup Australia at Bathurst, as young British racer, Harry King, takes his place in the team’s second Porsche Cup Car.
Heading to Mount Panorama for round 6 of the championship, Harry joins the team for his Australian racing debut, having delivered impressive performances throughout 2023, including wins in the Mobil1 Supercup.
Harry will join EMA Motorsport’s Carrera Cup season regular, Garnet Patterson, running in the sister #19 car. With this exciting addition to the driver line-up, EMA Motorsport is looking to improve on results moving forward to 2024, following a less than ideal year in Carrera Cup, compared to 2022.
“I am delighted to be welcomed to EMA Motorsport ahead of Bathurst. The prospect of racing in Australia really excites me, and to measure myself against the Carrera Cup Australia competition is something I am eager to experience,” Harry King said.
“It is great to confirm the drive with EMA Motorsport after my successful weekend in Austria – but all quite surreal! I hadn’t anticipated to be racing on the other side of the world in my career yet, so to do it at Bathurst, in a Cup car, is a great way to do it.
“Aside from my own goals and motivations for the weekend in-car, I don’t know what to expect outside of the car, so I’m really going to embrace the experience.”
Harry arrives on the Australian scene having been extremely successful in the GT3 Cup car, since making his debut in 2020.
In his first year, the 22-year-old from Windsor, England, claimed top honours in the prestigious Carrera Cup Great Britain. This was followed, in 2022, with a dominant run across the Porsche Carrera Cup Benelux with seven wins from eight races on his way to claiming the title.
Alongside this, he also took four podiums in the highly competitive Mobil1 Supercup, and progressed to score three race wins in the 2023 campaign, including around the streets of Monaco.
Round 6 of the Porsche Paynter Dixon Carrera Cup Australia, the Repco Bathurst 1000 race weekend, takes place, 5-8 October 2023.