For a long time it looked as if pole position was out of reach for Kiwi driver Jaxon Evans at round one of the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup at the Red Bull Ring.
With only two minutes left on the clock, the Porsche Junior from New Zealand planted his Porsche 911 GT3 Cup at the top of the timesheets ahead of the 25-strong field.
“At first I didn’t quite get the brake balance right,” explained Evans (BWT Lechner Racing). “But once I switched tyres everything went smoothly. P1 – I’ve achieved my first goal for the opening round.”
While it is common to see the fastest 16 drivers qualify within a second in the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup, a different type of record was set at 2020 season-opener. Reigning Porsche PAYCE Carrera Cup Australia Champion, Jordan Love, qualified in 18th for his first Supercup race – only 1.112 seconds behind the pole-time of Evans.