Jaxon Evans impresses at talent shootout in France to become this year’s Global Porsche Junior Winner
Morris Finance are thrilled to announce that our MFL Porsche Sports Ambassador Jaxon Evans has claimed victory at this year’s Porsche Motorsport Junior Programme Shootout.
The 22-year-old was nominated by Porsche Carrera Cup Australia to take part in the three-day selection programme, where he came out on top against ten of the best single make International Porsche drivers in the southern French town of Le Castellet.
Along with driving ability, fitness, technical understanding and media was all taken in to consideration before the decision was made to choose Jaxon for their program in 2019.
"I’m absolutely thrilled to be chosen as the Porsche Junior for 2019, it’s a reward not only for myself, but my family, backers and team who have supported and prepared me over the past four years. I can’t thank everyone involved enough, especially Porsche Motorsport for putting their trust in me – it really is a dream come true," said Jaxon.
For the 2019 season, Jaxon will race in a support category on the Formula 1 calendar in Europe in the world-renowned Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup. Receiving funding totalling $225,000 Euro towards his campaign, the Porsche Motorsport Junior Programme also includes driver coaching, fitness tests with individual training plans, psychological training and media relations as well as the integration of the driver into PR activities.
“We’re delighted to see Jaxon claim victory at the Shootout, from the first time we spoke with Jaxon and his father John five years ago we could sense there was a goal in place that was achievable if he was surrounded with the right people.
We could see the amount of talent and potential Jaxon had, adding to that his humble nature and true professionalism to the sport we knew he was destined for bigger things,” said Managing Director Nathan Murray.
Following a breakout season in the Australian Porsche Carrera Cup Championship, Jaxon has come a long way since making his debut in the 2015 Porsche Michelin GT3 Cup Challenge Australia, where he was competing in Class B.
The 22-year old enjoyed two successful sessions in GT3 Cup Challenge, finishing both runner-up in Class B (2015) and Outright (2016) before making the jump to Porsche Carrera Cup in 2017. Replacing a Europe-bound Matt Campbell, Jaxon continued to impress placing fifth in his debut season.
This year has seen the Morris Finance Carrera Cup driver take a further step forward in his development, occupying top spot in the standings with a 62-point lead, as well as the nomination for the Shootout.
We congratulate Jaxon again on his feat and look forward to being right there by his side as he looks to impress in the 2019 Porsche Supercup in Europe.
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