Jackson Walls, a prominent figure in the Porsche Paynter Dixon Carrera Cup Australia, is gearing up for a new challenge as he joins the 2023-24 Porsche Carrera Cup Middle East Championship. This move marks a significant step in his racing career, as he teams up with the renowned Austrian outfit, Lechner Racing, to compete in the remaining five rounds of the championship.
Having already made a name for himself in Australia, where he finished second in the championship standings, the 20-year-old New South Welshman is set to drive an Objective Racing-backed Porsche 992 GT3 Cup Car. This opportunity not only represents a leap in Walls' career but also aligns with his aspirations to expand his racing horizons.
The Porsche Carrera Cup Middle East Championship, which has already commenced with its first round in Bahrain, will see Walls making his debut this weekend. The championship schedule is packed with excitement, featuring rounds in Dubai and Abu Dhabi in January, and concluding with two rounds that serve as support categories for Formula 1 races in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia.
Walls expressed his enthusiasm about this new venture: “It’s a cool opportunity that has come along. I’m excited and can’t wait to get started with everyone and meet people I’ve been talking on the phone to for the last month or two now." His decision to join the championship was influenced by fellow Carrera Cup star Harri Jones, who spoke highly of the benefits such a competition brings, especially in preparation for other prestigious events like the Porsche Supercup and Carrera Cup Germany.
The opportunity to race with Lechner Racing, a team celebrated for their numerous drivers, teams, and rookie championships, is a golden chance for Walls to further hone his skills. "I’ve got so much to learn still," Walls admitted, acknowledging the immense learning potential this experience offers.
For Walls, the championship is more than just a competition; it's a chance to accumulate valuable mileage and stay sharp during the off-season. His participation is backed by the unwavering support of his father, Tony, a former Carrera Cup racer, who Walls credits for making this opportunity possible.
As Jackson Walls embarks on this exciting journey in the Porsche Carrera Cup Middle East Championship 2023-24, his progress will be closely watched by fans and motorsport enthusiasts. His participation in this prestigious championship not only elevates his profile as a racer but also adds an intriguing dimension to his promising career. The upcoming round at the Bahrain International Circuit, set to take place from December 15-17, is eagerly anticipated as the next chapter in Walls' racing story unfolds.