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Harper signs with JTR for second year Porsche Carrera Cup GB title challenge

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Credit: Porsche / Dan Bathie

Porsche GB 2018 / 2019 Junior Daniel Harper has re-signed with reigning Teams’ champions JTR as he heads in to his second season of Porsche Carrera Cup GB.

The 18-year-old Irish star took six podium finishes in his maiden season, including two victories at Oulton Park and Knockhill, leading to a fifth place in the final championship standings.

Harper had an impressive first year, taking more pole positions and fastest laps than anyone else on the grid, assisting the JTR team on their way to title glory.

“I’m delighted to be staying with JTR for a second season in the Porsche Carrera Cup GB.” said Harper. “We had some good offers from other teams in the paddock, but after a brilliant year together in 2018, it was an easy decision to stay with JTR.

“The team are full of great people and their support, hard work and attention to detail was key to my development as a driver through my maiden season. Their car preparation was faultless all year and they always gave me a fast race car.

“I’m proud of the brilliant results we enjoyed and I feel we’ve got a strong platform to build upon for next season. I want to be out there winning races from the off and I’m confident that together we can mount a challenge for the overall title. Bring it on!”

JTR Team Principal and 24 Hours of Le Mans winner Nick Tandy revealed the importance that Harper played in their 2019 plans, “Daniel is a sensational prospect as a driver and tying things up for him to re-join JTR in 2019 has been of high importance for us ever since the season ended. With a year’s worth of experience, everything is there to mount a title challenge.

“Daniel showed in the second half of the 2018 season that he has really got on top of the Porsche and was more often than not the fastest driver in the championship. The whole team is really looking forward to working with Daniel and his partners next year.

“We were incredibly proud to win the Teams’ title in 2018 and we are now determined to defend our crown next year as well as going one better to win the Carrera Cup GB Drivers’ Championship for the first time, and Daniel is a key part of these goals.”

Outside of the racing Harper will continue his Porsche GB Junior duties, representing the German marque at a number of events, which this year included  Autosport International Show, Goodwood Festival of Speed and the Festival of Porsche.

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