Love makes a move

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Formula 4 graduate Jordan Love will make the step up to Carrera Cup this weekend.

Fresh off securing the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge series at the Shannons Nationals on the weekend, Jordan Love will spread his wings and race in the Porsche Carrera Cup for the remaining three rounds of 2017.

The CAMS Jayco Australian Formula 4 graduate said he was thrilled to be debuting in the high profile series at Sandown.

“Making the move from GT3 Cup Challenge to Carrera Cup is hugely exciting and probably the biggest challenge of my motor racing career so far,” Love said.

“It has been a great season for me and to race as the second ever Australian Porsche Junior (scholarship winner) has been an honour.” 

As recently announced, fellow Formula 4 graduate Brenton Grove will also compete in the Carrera Cup at Sandown and the Gold Coast, showcasing the talent Formula 4 continues to produce.

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Love said he hoped he would continue in Carrera Cup in 2018, hoping his performances in the coming races would show he was capable of making the next step in his racing career. 

“While not yet confirmed, I’m hopeful to race in Carrera Cup next season. Should that happen then I’ll be better prepared having raced at the tail end of the 2017 season,” the 18-year-old added. 

“The pathway that Porsche provides has been amazing for young drivers like me, especially for this coming weekend where I step into Carrera Cup having spent a season in a very similar 911 GT3 Cup race car.”

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Love has already had some time behind the wheel, getting used to the changes that will confront him this weekend.

“I tested at Sandown last week, which was my first time in the current Carrera Cup car,” he said.

“There were several things to get used to, including the paddle shift and brakes, but my 2011-spec GT3 Cup Challenge car and the 2014-spec Carrera Cup car share many of the same characteristics, which makes the transition a lot easier.”