Sean Edwards, one of the leading Porsche drivers in the UK, is set to join the Mobil Porsche Supercup grid for 2008.
The 21 year old from Henley-On-Thames, London will drive a Konrad Motorsport prepared Porsche 997 GT3 Cup machine.
With guidance from driver manager Phil Hindley, and team boss Franz Konrad, Sean is ideally placed to learn from the current Porsche masters, and compete at the highest level in front of the Formula 1 crowd. ‘Konrad Motorsport were our perfect choice in terms of providing Sean with the best machinery to perform, their history in Porsche Motorsport has been outstanding and I am confident that we will be competitive’ – quotes Hindley
The Mobil Porsche Supercup supports the Formula 1 grid in Europe, creating a fantastic environment for sponsors and guests to appreciate the finest Porsche machinery and driving talent, a truly exciting spectacle.
‘My Porsche driving career to date with Tech 9 Motorsport has been very successful. Winning the European FIAGT3 title in 2006, then opened doors for me into the FIAGT Championship in a Porsche 997RSR. I had a great experience in this Championship and driving alongside the Porsche greats of Maassen, Collard and Lieb has given me the appetite to develop my career and establish myself, in what is regarded as the toughest Championship for a Porsche driver’ – quotes Edwards.
The test program with Konrad starts in Hockenheim 5/6 March, followed by Budapest 7th with the eagerly anticipated first races in the Championship to be held in Bahrain 5/6 April.
Sean will also have a chance to race some of the other Konrad fleet, including the 997 RSR in VLN and maybe the GT1 Saleen in FIA GT among other things…