LUIS SUPPORTS DROUGHT STRICKEN FARMERS FOR SYDNEY

LUIS SUPPORTS DROUGHT STRICKEN FARMERS FOR SYDNEY

Luis will sport a special livery on his Porsche Michelin GT3 Cup Challenge car this weekend to raise awareness of drought stricken Australian farmers.

23Red Racing has backed the Buy a Bale initiative which aims to raise funds to purchase hay to feed livestock, and vital supplies for families in affected regions.

The Melbourne squad run by Phil Munday has been particularly passionate about the campaign and the squad has created a special livery for its Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge car which will be campaigned by Leeds in the final round of the series at Sydney Motorsport Park this weekend.

LUIS ON THE PACE AT WET + WILD WINTON

LUIS ON THE PACE AT WET + WILD WINTON

Luis has shown strong early pace, producing the 3rd quickest time in the field, in practice for Round 5 of the Porsche Michelin GT3 Cup Challenge Australia.

In variable weather conditions at Winton Motor Raceway its field made final preparations ahead of Saturday’s final race of the Jim Richards Endurance Trophy.

The Porsche series held opening practice on a soggy Winton circuit before the sun emerged for practice two, a session where all drivers were able to complete their best times of the day.

Series points leader Cooper Murray was the best of both sessions, finishing the day just 0.1115secs ahead of his closest title rival Simon Fallon, with Luis Leeds behind in third.

ROUND 5 - LUIS RETURNS TO HOME STATE TRACK WITH ENDURANCE TROPHY ON OFFER

ROUND 5 - LUIS RETURNS TO HOME STATE TRACK WITH ENDURANCE TROPHY ON OFFER

Victoria’s Winton Motor Raceway will host the fifth round of the Porsche Michelin GT3 Cup Challenge this weekend with Luis returning to one of his home state tracks following years of international racing.

As the only category to be at every Shannons Nationals this year, the Porsche Michelin GT3 Cup Challenge will be entering their penultimate round for the year with the final round to be at Sydney Motorsport Park later next month.

FASTEST LAP - POSITIVES TAKEN FROM IPSWICH

FASTEST LAP - POSITIVES TAKEN FROM IPSWICH

Positive momentum has been drawn from the final race at Ipswich in Queensland with Luis claiming the fastest lap of the field, during Round 4 of the Porsche Michelin GT3 Cup Challenge Australia championship.

Clocking a blistering 1:11.8115 on the circuit known as 'the paperclip' due to its layout, Luis now heads to his home state of Victoria and to Winton Motor Raceway, on August 31-September 02 - for the season’s penultimate round, where the Jim Richards Endurance Trophy will be decided.

Fun in the sun as Championship heads to Queensland

Fun in the sun as Championship heads to Queensland

Porsche Michelin GT3 Cup Challenge Australia this weekend commences the second half of its 2018 season as the one-make championship heads to Queensland Raceway.

Porsche Michelin GT3 Cup Challenge Australia will feature two practice sessions this Friday, followed by qualifying and the 60-minute race one on Saturday and two 20-minute races on Sunday.

To watch Sunday’s entire on-track program, including race two and race three of Porsche Michelin GT3 Cup Challenge Australia, visit the event’s Live Stream, available at the Shannons Nationals website – thenationals.com.au.

SPEED IS KING ON THE FASTEST ISLAND IN AUSTRALIA - PHILLIP ISLAND

SPEED IS KING ON THE FASTEST ISLAND IN AUSTRALIA - PHILLIP ISLAND

After two thrilling Porsche Michelin GT3 Cup Challenge Australia rounds, the one-make sports car series returns for round three at the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit with 25 entries as the three-class battle continues.

Luis Leeds enters the Phillip Island round off the back of his maiden Porsche podium at Sandown.

Porsche Michelin GT3 Cup Challenge Australia will feature two practice sessions on Friday, qualifying and race one on Saturday and two additional sprint races on Sunday.

As per all Shannons Nationals events, Sunday’s racing, including the final two Porsche Michelin GT3 Cup Challenge Australia races of the weekend, can be viewed live on the event’s live stream, available from the Shannons Nationals’ website at www.thenationals.com.au and Facebook page.

STRONG SANDOWN ROUND SEES PODIUM AND POINTS

STRONG SANDOWN ROUND SEES PODIUM AND POINTS

A strong and consistent performance during Round 2 of the Porsche Michelin GT3 Cup Challenge Australia at Sandown Raceway, saw Luis take third place on the Pro round podium, claiming two thirds and a second place over the 3 race weekend.

Cooper Murray took the round win while Danny Stutterd and David Greig were the best of their respective classes.

Porsche Michelin GT3 Cup Challenge Australia returns for round three at Phillip Island on June 01-03, 2018.

SWEET PODIUM FOR LUIS AT SANDOWN - RACE 1

SWEET PODIUM FOR LUIS AT SANDOWN - RACE 1

In tough and testing Melbourne wintery conditions, Luis has taken a third place podium position, during Race 1 of Round 2, of the Porsche Michelin GT3 Cup Challenge Australia series, at Sandown.

The podium is the second one of the season for the former Red Bull junior and has seen Luis add more points to his championship challenge.

Victorian Simon Fallon took the victory over Chelsea Angelo and Max Vidau, with Leeds closing to within 3 tenths of a second on the final lap but Vidau was later handed a post race penalty which saw Luis claim third spot.

LUIS NEAR TOP IN WET SANDOWN PRACTICE

LUIS NEAR TOP IN WET SANDOWN PRACTICE

In tough and testing Melbourne wintery conditions, Luis has shown strong pace, recording the third fastest time during Friday practice for Round 2 of the Porsche Michelin GT3 Cup Challenge Australia series, at Sandown.

Cooper Murray was the best of the 21-strong Porsche field in opening practice when the Melbourne weather was at its worst, while Max Vidau was the quickest in the dryer second session.

Vidau’s time of 1:20.2474 was posted on his final lap of practice two, 0.4secs ahead of Murray. Luis Leeds, Chelsea Angelo and Simon Fallon finished closely behind the leading duo with the third, fourth and fifth quickest practice times.

PODIUMS AND POINTS FLOW AT THE BEND

PODIUMS AND POINTS FLOW AT THE BEND

A third place podium and consistent speed all weekend has seen Luis come away from Round 1 of the Porsche Michelin GT3 Cup Challenge to sit in 4th place in the championship.

More points were thwarted when a mechanical failure forced Leeds to pit with 4 laps to go in Race 3.

Despite the frustration, the speed and performance shown across 3 races, against quality opposition, indicates good signs for Leeds this season.

SEASON OPENER TAKES ON THE BEND

SEASON OPENER TAKES ON THE BEND

A 27-strong Porsche field will begin a new era of the Porsche Michelin GT3 Cup Challenge Australia series this weekend at The Bend Motorsport Park in South Australia.

The 27 911 GT3 Cup entries will tackle the first ever national-level race meeting at the 4.9km circuit – the largest grid since the series’ opening 2010 round at Mount Panorama, Bathurst.

The 2018 season marks the introduction of the Type 991 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup cars to the series, the same cars used throughout the past four seasons of the Porsche Wilson Security Carrera Cup Australia championship

LUIS BEGINS PORSCHE CAMPAIGN

LUIS BEGINS PORSCHE CAMPAIGN

23Red Racing will field Luis Leeds in the Porsche Michelin GT3 Cup Challenge Australia series starting next weekend at The Bend Motorsport Park.

Leeds had been working to put a program together, with support in recent weekend allowing the former Red Bull junior to confirm his place on the 25-car grid.

Leeds will pilot the car driven last year by Cameron McConville in Carrera Cup, with team boss Phil Munday expanding the 23Red Racing operation to accommodate the GT3 Cup Challenge program.