CHE Racing Team’s Tom Sargent ready for Porsche progression
After dominating the Australian Formula Ford series last year, Tom Sargent will take the next step in his motorsport career when he embarks on his first campaign in the Porsche Michelin Sprint Challenge this year.
Sargent swept pole positions and 2021 Australian Formula Ford Series title round wins to lead a CHE racing team 1-2 overall.
After team manager and mentor Cameron Hill’s journey through the Porsche Motorsport Pyramid, Sargent begins his journey in the national Porsche Michelin Sprint Challenge series.
Sargent enters the series as one of the favorites and, with the backing of Australian Championship winning team Porsche Paynter Dixon Carrera Cup CHE Racing, Hill took a convincing victory in last year’s campaign.
The Porsche Michelin Sprint Challenge will contest six rounds, with the first taking place at Sydney Motorsport Park during round three of the Shannons Motorsport Australia Championships.
It was a successful start to the season for CHE Racing following a successful first appearance at the Hi-Tec Oils Bathurst 6 Hour where Hill and Sargent took victory in the team’s BMW M2 competition. While competing in the Australian Formula Ford competition, Jimmy Piszcyk tops the standings and remains unbeaten in the NSW State Series.
Recognized as a high-quality development category, the Porsche Michelin Sprint Challenge has provided the launch pad for drivers such as factory ace Matt Campbell, international GT driver Jordan Love, while Cooper Murray and Aaron Love have recently started their career abroad.
Practice and qualifying begin on Friday, with live coverage of all three races on Stan Sport on Saturday and Sunday.
CHE Racing Team, Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Car (Type 991 Gen II)
“I’m super excited to make the step to the Porsche Michelin Sprint Challenge this year,” said Sargent.
“It’s great to be driving the Porsche this year with CHE Racing. We had a great start to the year with an outright win at the Hi-Tec Oils 6 Hours of Bathurst, so hopefully we can keep the momentum going and have a solid year.
“We have an impressive group of supporters, with Tegra Australia, Sloanebuilt Trailers, Australian Builders Cement, Momenta Accounting and Insurance and Scribblegum supporting us this season, which I really appreciate.”
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