Following a successful stint in open wheel racing, young Australian Luis Leeds has chosen Porsche Michelin GT3 Cup Challenge Australia as the next step in his motor racing pathway.
The Year 11 student has teamed with 23Red Racing and will compete in the 2014 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup in which Cam McConville took to Albert Park round victory in the 2017 Carrera Cup season.
Leeds will now have the chance to climb the Porsche Motorsport Pyramid like many young drivers before him, including Carrera Cup series leader Jaxon Evans and Porsche Young Professional, Matt Campbell.
“It’s a massive turnaround,” Leeds told Australian motor racing website, Speedcafe.com.
“I was fighting to keep my career alive, to be honest. For 23Red to do this, I’m stoked to be honest.
“I really didn’t think I was going to race. I had belief in myself, you never say never, but it I knew it was quite unlikely to get out there.
“To secure a seat and to race with such a great team is a massive weight off my shoulders.”
Leeds moves into GT3 Cup Challenge from the European based Eurocup Formula Renault 2.0 Series, which he campaigned after a stint in the Australian Formula 4 series.
Porsche Michelin GT3 Cup Challenge Australia kicks off at The Bend Motorsport Park on April 13-15, 2018.