2023 Porsche Carrera Cup Australia race winner, top three Championship driver and Dayco Australia ambassador David Russell, returns to the world’s fastest one make motor racing series this season with the highly competitive Earl Bamber Motorsport team.
This will be Russell’s 8th season of Porsche Carrera Cup competition, with just one place remaining to be gained in his career title chase after achieving the championship runner-up result back in 2015 and two third place championship results in 2008 and 2022.
Last season’s result makes the Dayco sponsored racer the highest finishing driver from 2022 to return to the Porsche Carrera Cup Australia championship this season.
Racing with the same number as his Erebus Motorsport Supercar endurance race partner Brodie Kostecki, #99, the highly experienced racer is looking forward to the new season, his first in a non-single Carrera Cup car team of his long and successful career.
“It is very exciting to be joining forces with Earl Bamber Motorsport who are no doubt one of the best teams in Carrera Cup. This will be a first for me, being able to share data with other Pro category team mates, as I have competed as a single car entrant in the past. This has made it more challenging compared to being a part of the bigger multi-car teams,” Russell said.
“Finishing third in last year’s championship gives me great confidence to push for better results with my new team and car this season,” He added.
Earl Bamber Motorsport Team Manager Ben Jenkins is also excited about the latest addition to this major four car Carrera Cup team.
“David is an awesome addition to our team, he raced strongly to third in the championship last season placing him at the forefront of the field. He brings a wealth of experience and we now have three of the top seven drivers from the 2022 championship within our team.
“This places us in a great position and we are fired up for the season ahead,” Jenkins stated.
Dayco Australia is joined by the Lago Corporation, SPM Investments, JAX Tyres & Auto and Macpro Properties in Russell’s 2023 Porsche Carrera Cup Australia challenge.
“This is our 8th season with Dayco Dave in Porsche Carrera Cup and he gets faster with every season.
All of us at Dayco are looking forward being a part of his 2023 season, competing with such a strong four car team. We wish David great success and as always we are very proud to be a part of it once again,” stated Arnold Mouw, Dayco Australia Managing Director and Vice President Aftermarket – Asia Pacific.
The Porsche Carrera Cup Australia Championship begins at the 2023 Rolex Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne this weekend (March 30 to April 2) and extends across eight high profile Supercar rounds throughout the year.
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