Dylan O’Keeffe has unveiled a spectacular livery for his return to the Porsche Paynter Dixon Carrera Cup Australia Championship, kicking off at the Australian Grand Prix this weekend.
O’Keeffe’s RAM Motorsport/GWR Porsche will feature Dexion Victoria and Circle Red Watches as major sponsors, while also welcoming Trading Garage, The Motorist, StoreFast, OFE Refrigerated Transport and Porsche Centre Sydney South as partners.
Long-time supporters Local Roadways and Insure My Fleets are on board for O’Keeffe’s Carrera Cup campaign, while Ringwood Mazda will continue their involvement as official road car supplier.
The 24-year-old last competed in Carrera Cup in 2018 and is enthused about his return to the category, expecting this season to be the most competitive on record.
“There will be 31 cars on the grid this weekend, which is one of the largest fields we’ve ever seen for Carrera Cup, and the driving talent at the front of the field is all class,” O’Keeffe said.
“The GWR squad have worked hard to unlock the potential of the new 992 Cup car, but we know all the other teams will have been preparing thoroughly as well, so the racing will be cut-throat.”
The last time O’Keeffe raced at the Albert Park circuit was during the 2019 Carrera Cup round, where he made a one-off appearance; he was scheduled to compete in the TCR races at the ill-fated 2020 event before it was cancelled because of COVID.
Since then, the track has undergone significant layout changes which have increased speeds in some corners and opened up additional overtaking opportunities.
“Some of the corners have been widened and the chicane at turns nine and 10 has been removed altogether, which will make that section of the track a lot faster,” O’Keeffe said.
“In the Carrera Cup cars, I don’t know how much it will increase overtaking because we haven’t really had the chance to race close together in these cars yet, but I’m sure the racing will be entertaining.
“I can’t wait to be racing on the big stage again, we haven’t had a proper Australian Grand Prix for more than three years so it’s awesome to be competing in front of the world’s biggest and best motorsport stars.”
This weekend’s races will be shown live as part of Channel 10’s broadcast of the Australian Grand Prix.
Thursday, 7 April
11:45am – Practice (20 min)
2:20pm – Qualifying (20 min)
Friday, 8 April
11:00am – Race 1 (12 laps)
5:15pm – Race 2 (12 laps)
Saturday, 9 April
12:00 midday – Race 3 (10 laps)
Sunday, 10 April
11:05am – Race 4 (12 laps)