News TRT Media Release May 8, 2024 (Comments off) (163)

Shahin for Supercup

Sam Shahin will contest the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup in 2024.

A multiple Pro-Am Champion in Porsche Paynter Dixon Carrera Cup Australia and Porsche Michelin Sprint Challenge Australia, the South Australian will contest the eight-round international championship with Dutch team, GP Elite.

Shahin won the SP Tools Pro-Am class in the 2022 Carrera Cup Australia Championship, while also claiming the 2019 and 2023 Sprint Challenge Pro-Am titles in style.

His 41 Carrera Cup Australia rounds have delivered 7 Pro-Am round wins and 22 race victories.

He will contest the Porsche Supercup Pro-Am championship amidst an the incredibly competitive field this year.

The championship commences at the famous Imola circuit next week, before subsequent rounds at some of the most iconic venues in global motorsport.

Following the Imola round, the championship heads to Monaco, the Red Bull Ring, Silverstone, Hungary, Spa Francorchamps, Zandvoort and Monza – all supporting the Formula 1 World Championship.

Shahin is one of several Porsche Motorsport Australia competitors to make the leap to international one-make competition, including Matt Campbell, Jaxon Evans, Jordan Love, Aaron Love, Marc Cini, Stephen Grove and Harri Jones.

Sam Shahin

“Supercup is an epic challenge, it’s the Everest of one-make car racing, but I’ve never minded a challenge!

“Just the thought of competing at places like Imola, Spa, Silverstone and Monza is enough to put the hair on the back of my neck on end. It is a special privilege to be able to do this and to represent The Bend at these incredible circuits.

“Porsche Supercup is incredibly competitive. The Pro-Am field is very small and the competition intense so even just making the grid is a challenge. At the front of the field the stakes are high with incredible and talented drivers – the best of the best from all over the world – competing for rarer opportunities up the motorsport pyramid, so I am very much aware of the challenge in front of me.

“GP Elite are a team with a lot of success and experience and are best placed to support my debut in Supercup and I am looking forward to working with them this year.

“This is going to be an experience to remember. Porsche Cup racing in Australia is a terrific platform and I am grateful for the wonderful experiences I have gained here.

“To commence the campaign at Imola, a circuit with so much significance to so many people for all of the reasons, is the stuff dreams are made of.

“I can’t wait to get started and put my best foot forward and really relish the experience. I intend walking onto the Imola track first up with my NACIONAL cap – one that I’ve cherished since Ayrton Senna’s sad passing many years ago at that circuit.”

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