What’s Not To Love About Bathurst

CAMS Jayco Australian Formula 4 Championship graduate Jordan Love is preparing for his first laps around the famed Mount Panorama Circuit aboard a Porsche Carrera Cup car this weekend.

Third in Australian Formula 4 in 2016, Jordan Love this year claimed Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge honours in his debut season in sports car racing. As reward for his efforts, Love stepped up to Carrera Cup last month at Sandown and will again race in the category this weekend at Bathurst.

“Obviously Bathurst is like no other place in Australia and around the world but in terms of race preparation, I treat it the same,” Love said.

“So just simulator work, vision from previous years, data and just going over a plan for the weekend and what we want to achieve.”

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The prospect of driving a Porsche on one of Australia’s most renowned race weekends is not lost on the young West Australian.

“Obviously it feels so special to drive around a place like Bathurst. So it’s good to embrace the opportunity given to be able to do what I’m doing, but also block it all out and focus on the job at hand,” Love said.

“The previous round at Sandown started off really well, but I tried too hard and made too many mistakes which cost me. So the plan for this weekend is just to focus on making minimal mistakes, stay consistent and focus less on the result.”

Porsche Carrera Cup’s first practice session will be held on Thursday, with three races held across Friday through to Sunday.