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The twelve up-and-coming drivers of the Porsche Junior shootout 2023 standing around the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup in pitlane in Portugal.

11/17/2023

The Porsche Junior shootout 2024

Talent forge

Teamplayer, media professional and of course, driving talent: These are just three of many important attributes taken into consideration during the selection of the Porsche Junior 2024. Twelve candidates have the chance to take the next big step in their young career on the Autódromo Internacional do Algarve.

They have come from all corners of the world with one common goal: to be selected as Porsche Junior 2024. One of twelve candidates from countries such as New Zealand, the Netherlands and Latvia will receive support of up to 225,000 Euros as well as comprehensive support from Porsche Motorsport. These candidates have proven themselves in their regional Porsche Carrera Cups and have been nominated by local Porsche locations for the Junior selection process.

 

In the past, the "Porsche Junior" title has served many as a stepping stone to the major competitions in motorsport. Most recently in the DTM 2023 season, Thomas Preining (Porsche Junior 2017 to 2018) became the first Porsche champion. Marc Lieb, Sports Communication Manager at Porsche, was a Porsche Junior from 2000 to 2002 and won the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

The Porsche Junior initiative is one of the most prolific junior programmes in motorsport. This programme gave my career a decisive boost and paved my path into professional motorsport 23 years ago.

Marc LiebSports Communication Manager at Porsche

During the two-day shootout, the invited candidates will complete a total of 820 laps in four Porsche 911 GT3 Cup cars on the 4.653-kilometer Portimão circuit. Special attention will be paid to ensuring equal opportunities: Weight differences are balanced out as much as possible so that all participants have the same basic conditions on the track.

 

In addition to their main duties, motorsport drivers also have representative roles off the track. For instance, their cooperation with the engineers and their vehicle feedback on the car are assessed, as is their ability to conduct an interview. And all of this is evaluated while taking further development into consideration.

The participants of the Porsche Junior shootout 2024 walking beside each other on the ractrack.

The participants of the Porsche Junior shootout 2024.

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