Cooper Murray is the latest young racer to move from open wheel racing into Porsche Michelin GT3 Cup Challenge Australia, starting his ascent of the Porsche Motorsport Pyramid.
At just 16 years of age, Murray is a multiple karting champion with over 100 race wins to his name and in excess of 150 podiums. Focused and determined, the Melbournian will leave school in 2018 to begin training and dedicating himself to a full time career in motorsport.
“Motorsport is definitely where I want to be and I’m determined to follow my passion and do everything I can to be where I want to be.
“Previously, it has always just been myself and my parents managing my racing, so to have signed with Push Talent Management and become a part of their Junior Development Program is really exciting,” said Murray.
Furthermore, the young Victorian will team up with Ashley Seward Motorsport, whom will ultimately prepare and take care of the #36 entry, pre and post race weekends.
“I feel so comfortable with the crew at Ashley Seward Motorsport. They know what they’re doing and have already made me feel so welcomed and part of the team.
“I’m really looking forward to teaming up with them for the 2018 season and seeing what we can do on track,” said Murray.
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Although only the beginning of the race season, the 16-year-old is focussed on working his way up the ranks in the motorsport world.
“My aim for 2019 is to be in the Porsche Carrera Cup, so I’m really determined to bring home decent results this year and learn as much as I can,” said Murray.
Murray will hit the track for the first time at the Shannons Nationals at the all-new Tailem Bend circuit, April 13-15.