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Evans and Miles Claim Maiden Wins in Darwin

Rookie Evans keeps cool head for maiden outright win

Porsche Carrera Cup Australia rookie Jaxon Evans has kept a cool head in race one to claim his maiden series win in sunny Darwin, while his McElrea Racing teammate Tim Miles finished his debut single-driver race with the TAG Heuer Carrera Challenge victory.

David Wall started Saturday on top, taking his first ever TAG Heuer Pole Position in his 38th round in the championship, with Evans joining the Sydneysider on the front row in second.

Evans had the best jump off the start line to lead into turn one, closely followed by Alex Davison and Wall.

Evans maintained the lead and didn’t look threatened until the closing laps, when Davison closed to within striking distance. Then, on the final lap, Davison ran wide at turn one and lost second place to Wall, while handing Evans an easy run to the chequered flag to claim his maiden Carrera Cup win in just his fourth event.

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Johnson Joins Porsche as DSA

Steve Johnson Recruited as Porsche Driving Standards Adviser

Australian touring car ace Steven Johnson has been recruited by Porsche to serve as the Driving Standards Adviser across Porsche Carrera Cup Australia and Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Australia in 2017.

The new appointment will see Johnson replace Craig Baird in the role after the latter accepted the same position within the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship.

The vastly experienced Johnson entered top-level motorsport in 1998 and has since contested 13 consecutive full-time Australian Touring Car/Supercars Championships (2000-2012) and, more recently, raced in the popular Touring Car Masters championship.

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Father-son Team Set for 2017 Porsche Campaign

Grove Group to Contest Carrera Cup and GT3 Cup Challenge

The Groves are a Porsche family… now more so than ever.

Popular Porsche driver Stephen Grove has raced with the sports car brand since 2011, starting in Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Australia before moving to Porsche Carrera Cup Australia in 2012.

Grove has experienced much throughout his six years in Porsche one-make series, highlighted by his 2014 TAG Heuer Carrera Challenge title victory and becoming the first Challenge ranked driver to win a single-driver Carrera Cup race when taking the chequered flag at the Carrera Cup Asia & Australia Class B battle in Sydney.

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