Ashley Seward Motorsport has locked in a three-car program for Round 1 of the Porsche PAYCE Carrera Cup Australia at this weekend’s Superloop Adelaide 500, with a trio of strong Pro-Am prospects ready to take their places on the grid.
Dean Cook is back for another season, while three-time Pro-Am Champion Max Twigg makes his return to the category, along with Scott Taylor who joined the ASM squad during 2019.
After several strong performances last year, including overall podium results at Townsville and the Gold Coast, Cook is aiming to be a regular top three contender this season.
“Last year was a lot of fun, and this year I’m aiming to be consistently among the top three in the Pro-Am Class at each round,” Cook said.
“Ash and the team always do a great job with the car, and I made some good progress with my driving last year which I’ll be looking to carry into the new season.”
Twigg is excited for his return to the category, and says the removal of the ABS brakes from this year’s Carrera Cup cars will present some new challenges.
“I always enjoy racing at Adelaide, although Turn 8 is a pretty demanding corner!” Twigg said.
“I can’t wait to be back in the Porsche, but I will have to get used to racing with no driver aids. For the last couple of seasons, the Pro-Am drivers have had ABS which has now been removed from the cars, and recently I’ve been driving GT3 cars which also have traction control.
“But I’m excited to be driving a pure race car again, hustling one of these Porsches around a street circuit like Adelaide is always a thrill.”
For Taylor, the emphasis is very much on maximum enjoyment.
“It was good to team up with the ASM crew last year – the Townsville, Bathurst and Gold Coast rounds were fantastic,” Taylor said.
“For me, it’s all about constantly working on my driving techniques and improving my lap times over the course of the event.”
This weekend’s Carrera Cup races will be shown live on Fox Sports 506.
Carrera Cup Round 1 Schedule
*South Australian time
Thursday, 20 February
10:55am – Practice 1 (20 min)
3:05pm – Practice 2 (20 min)
Friday, 21 February
11:10am – Qualifying (20 min)
3:40pm – Race 1 (15 laps)
Saturday, 22 February
1:30pm – Race 2 (10 laps)
Sunday, 23 February
11:10am – Race 3 (10 laps)