Canberra racing driver Cameron Hill has chosen Porsche power for the next phase of his career, today announcing he will undertake a full-time campaign in the 2018 Wilson Security Carrera Cup Australia series.
The 21-year-old has demonstrated his talent over the last three seasons, winning the coveted Australian Formula Ford Series in 2015 and scoring more race victories than anyone else in the Toyota 86 Racing Series during 2016 and ’17.
Hill will follow in the footsteps of fellow Canberra racer Mark Webber, who raced a Porsche in the World Endurance Championship from 2014-16, and is thrilled to be racing a marque with such a rich vein of motorsport heritage.
“When we looked at my options for 2018, Carrera Cup was the standout category for a number of reasons,” Hill said.
“It runs at high-profile events such as the Australian Grand Prix and the larger Supercars race meetings and it’s professionally managed and presented, which makes it an ideal platform to showcase our corporate partners.
“Everyone recognises Porsche as a brand synonymous with upmarket sports cars and all the cars in Carrera Cup are identical – the results genuinely come down to driver ability.
“Another strong aspect is the pathways it can create – drivers who have been successful in Carrera Cup have been able to pursue overseas racing opportunities, or stay here in Australia and progress to the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship.
“Matt Campbell is the best example – he won lots of Carrera Cup races and was able to race overseas in the Porsche Supercup, but also received an offer from Red Bull Racing Australia to co-drive with Shane Van Gisbergen in the Supercars endurance races.”
Hill’s family team was successful in securing one of the 26 brand-new Carrera Cup cars making their way to Australian shores for next year’s series.
“I’ve looked at the new car and I can’t wait to get behind the wheel!” Hill said.
“It’s a pure race car, with a paddle-shift gearbox and the horizontally-opposed six-cylinder engine which makes that distinctive Porsche bark. It will be the fastest and most-powerful race car I’ve ever driven.”
Full details of Hill’s Carrera Cup program, including 2018 team partners, will be announced early in the new year.