GT3 Cup champ graduates to Carrera Cup
Fraser Ross will become the latest GT3 Cup Challenge winner to move up to Porsche’s flagship Carrera Cup Australia this season.
The 24-year-old will join new team DNA Racing, formed by long-time Porsche specialist Dave Macmillan.
Ross spent three years in the GT3 Cup Challenge and says he’s looking forward to a season of learning against the established Carrera Cup stars.
“This is truly a dream come true; winning the GT3 Cup Challenge title was unexpected and I certainly never thought I’d follow it up with joining Carrera Cup this season,” said Ross.
“There was some tough competition in GT3 Cup Challenge and winning the title was a struggle, though I got there in the end.
“This season will bring whole new challenges and will be the toughest year yet of my racing career.
“I’m not expecting to win, or be in the top five, but my aim is to build as a driver and move through the field as the season progresses. I can’t wait.”
Ross joins fellow former GT3 Cup Challenge winners Richard Muscat (2013) and Roger Lago (2010) in the 2015 Carrera Cup field.
Muscat is also moving into the one-make category this year after a victorious season in the Australian GT Championship aboard an Erebus Mercedes.
“To have three GT3 Cup Challenge champions in the 2015 Carrera Cup field and numerous more with GT3 Cup Challenge experience truly demonstrates its importance as a feeder series and a great way to hone your craft in a Porsche,” said Porsche Cars Australia Motorsport Manager Kurt Sakzewski.
“We wish Fraser all the best for the season ahead and hope he paves the way for future GT3 Cup Challenge champions to move up to Carrera Cup competition.”