Aaron Love makes impressive debut in Porsche Carrera Cup
Sonic Racing driver and Michelin Junior Aaron Love made his debut in Porsche PAYCE Carrera Cup Australia on the streets of Surfers Paradise at the Gold Coast 600 and made a big impression by moving his way up the grid.
After being inside the Top 6 for much of the second Practice session, Aaron Love moved his way forward from P16 to P10 in Race 1.
An unfortunate incident at the end of Race 1 carried a 30 second penalty which saw him start Race 2 from P14. However, Aaron made the most of his opportunities in Race 2 to move up, passing cars and finishing P9.
In Race 3, Aaron stayed focussed and kept moving forward up the grid from P9 up to P6 and impressing everybody by keeping level pace with older brother Jordan, who became the first ever WA driver to win the Carrera Cup Championship and Sonic’s first title since 2015.
“Overall, I would say that I am very pleased with how the week went as I took on an enormous amount of information and learned so much. Obviously the incident in race one made us work hard to get back up to where we should’ve been before the incident with Harri,” Aaron said.
Aaron Love stepped up to the plate and did a phenomenal job on debut driving a Cup car which has more aero and engine power compared to that of a GT3 Cup Challenge car which he has driven all year with multiple race wins at Philip Island and Sandown Raceway.
Showing great maturity and professionalism at 17, Aaron also played an important tactical role within the Sonic Racing team which helped his brother Jordan to become Champion.
“I think after this weekend it has changed my view on how I should approach these big races which I will definitely use going into the final round of GT3 Challenge Cup,” he said.
“Michael Ritter and the Sonic Racing team boys are the ones who have been right behind me this whole time on this journey and without them I wouldn’t be able to do what I do, so I am incredibly grateful for that,” Aaron said.
Aaron will be racing at The Bend Motorsport Park in South Australia for the final round of the 2019 Porsche Michelin GT3 Cup Challenge on November 15-16 where he currently sits 2nd in the Championship points.
Aaron would also like to thank his sponsors for their amazing support, including SRG Global, Cocos Restaurant South Perth, Porsche Centre Perth, Barbagallo Motors and Ben Blackburn Racing.