With a successful start to the Porsche Paynter Dixon Carrera Cup Australia Championship, EMA Motorsport has confirmed plans to expand its domestic racing programme this season with an entry into the Porsche Michelin Sprint Challenge Australia. The national series sees round 1 of the 6-event championship take place this weekend at Sydney Motorsport Park , 27-29 May, with Christian Fitzgerald at the wheel of the 991.2 generation Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car.
Driving duties will be handled by Christian Fitzgerald, son of Porsche motorsport stalwart Peter, whose name has been synonymous with the brand for more than 40 years. Christian continues his relationship with EMA Motorsport having already competed in the Victorian Sports Car Championship earlier this year, finishing 3rd in the overall standings and continuing the family legacy with the Porsche brand. Prior to this, he debuted with the team in the Australian GT4 Series during 2019 for a one-off weekend scoring a double race win, double pole position and fastest lap at Sandown Park.
This latest championship entry for Melbourne-based EMA Motorsport forms part of the team’s objectives to expand capabilities and knowledge running as a Porsche Customer Racing team. A strong start to the Porsche Paynter Dixon Carrera Cup Australia Championship saw EMA Motorsport score a first race win last weekend at Winton Raceway, and further details of the European GT3 programme with entry into the Total Energies 24 Hours of Spa will be confirmed in the coming weeks. The additional domestic programme is designed to gain important track experience while building a further platform to support a multi-car expansion into the Carrera Cup Australia and GT3 competition.
The 2022 season kicks off at Sydney Motorsport Park with a strong grid of 27 cars competing across multiple classes. Christian will run the #74 EMA Motorsport Porsche 991.2 911 GT3 Cup in the Morris Finance Pro-Am category, with action starting with two practice sessions and night qualifying on Friday, before three races broadcast live on Stan Sport over the course of the weekend.