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Video In Memoriam: Sean Edwards, Will Not Forget You My Friend

In Memoriam: Sean Edwards, Will Not Forget You My Friend


In Memoriam: Sean Edwards
Will Not Forget You My Friend
Porsche AG
Motorsports Event: Porsche Carrera Cup Germany
Location: Hockenheim / Germany
Season: 2013 Season


The British race driver Sean Edwards was killed in a fatal accident October 15th, 2013 during a private driving training on the Queensland Raceway in Australia. The 26-year-old Edwards, who was contesting the Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland and the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup this season, was sitting in the passenger seat as an instructor when the accident happened. This news has sparked immense regret at Porsche. Edwards has for many years been one of the most popular and successful pilots in the Porsche one-make race series.

“Our thoughts are with his family and we want to express our deepest condolences to his relatives,” said Hartmut Kristen, Head of Motorsport at Porsche.

In 2006, Edwards became champion in the FIA GT3 European Championship. He has competed in the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup since 2008, and in the Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland since 2010. Sean Edwards was the son of the ex-Formula One pilot Guy Edwards.
Source: Porsche AG


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Paraplegic racing driver Matt Speakman will fulfill his dream Porsche competition 2013 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Australia files 2013 Season Guide_Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Australia_Lo Res.pdf


An inspirational victory: Paraplegic racing driver Matt Speakman will fulfill his dream of Porsche competition this year when lining up in the 2013 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Australia presented by Pirelli series.

Also,you can get the latest updates and find Matt Speakman on his Facebook Page at Speakman Racing

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In joining GT3 Cup Challenge, Speakman will become the first paraplegic driver to ever compete in a Porsche one-make series worldwide. 130115 350 1 Paralyzed 19 years ago when hit by a drunk driver while riding his motorcycle, Speakman’s dream of a motorsport career was seemingly shattered after having signed a deal to compete in the 1993 Australian 600 Super Sport Championship.

Two decades on and countless challenges later, Speakman will finally return to national-level competition with Queensland-based team McElrea Racing, who has fitted Speakman’s Porsche 911 race car with modified hand controls. Speakman Shoot-11-12-12 Speakman is excited about the prospects of racing in GT3 Cup Challenge and has plans to compete in Australia’s premier one-make sports car category, Porsche Carrera Cup Australia, in the 2014 season.

“My entry into the 2013 GT3 Cup Challenge series has been 25 years in the making and I’m extremely excited,” said Speakman.“It has taken everything I have to gain this opportunity and now I’m seeking support from corporate Australia for this season and then Carrera Cup in 2014.

I guarantee an extremely strong on track performance and return to sponsors.“It has been incredibly frustrating sitting on the sidelines for the past 18 years knowing full well of my racing capabilities.

Now that I have broken down the barrier that stopped paraplegics being allowed on Australian race tracks I intend to really show that I deserve a career in Australian motorsport.”

McElrea Racing Team Manager, Andy McElrea, is pleased to add Speakman to his Queensland based race team.

“Matt commissioned McElrea Racing to improve on the original design of his hand controls. My team built a new system incorporating a combination of the best design aspects we had found in other disabled drivers’ race cars and then customised them to the Porsche GT3 Cup car,” said McElrea.

“Our team has always tried to do things a little differently and having Matt on board fits with this idea. We have three tests planned for this season before Round 1 at Mallala so we can’t wait to get into it.”

Porsche Cars Australia’s Motorsport Manager Jamey Blaikie welcomes Speakman to the championship and believes he won’t take long to become competitive in the one-make series.

“Matt has faced many challenges in his life and I suspect adapting to the Porsche GT3 Cup car will be a minor task in comparison. Matt has a competitive edge and if his determination is anything to go by I have no doubt he will be on the pace early in the season,” said Blaikie.

“GT3 Cup Challenge is known for its amazing atmosphere and great camaraderie between the drivers. Matt will be welcomed with open arms and fit in very well with our great group of racers.”

Since Speakman’s accident two decades ago the 45-year-old has competed in rounds of the NSW Rally Championship and Australian Rally Championship, and more recently after gaining approval to compete in circuit racing, Improved Production, where he won the 2012 six-round Queensland championship title in the 1600cc class. Speakman Shoot-11-12-12 Speakman has also been a member of the Australian Paralympics Alpine Ski team, competed in the 1994 Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race and now volunteers his time educating high school students about the Road Safety Education programme and is an ambassador of SpinalCure Australia.

Speakman’s first appearance in the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Australia presented by Pirelli series will be at Mallala Motor Sport Park, South Australia, on April 20-21, 2013.

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Round Date Track
1 April 20-21, 2013 Mallala Motor Sport Park, SA
2 May 25-26, 2013
Porsche Rennsport Australia – Sydney Motorsport Park, NSW
3 June 22-23, 2013
Winton Motor Raceway, VIC
4 July 13-14, 2013
Sydney Motorsport Park, NSW
5 August 03-04, 2013
Queensland Raceway, QLD
6 September 21-22, 2013
Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, VIC

Source: GT3 Cup Challenge Australia


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Porsche Sport Driving School has started in Russia

 by Porsche


Our aim is to improve driving skills on an ongoing basis, enabling to drive more safely and deal more effectively with hazards on roads. And yes, also to use the full dynamic potential of a Porsche on the racetrack. Starting with the basic fundamentals to professional driving skills. The Porsche Sport Driving School is now based in 14 different locations – across Europe, America, Asia and Australia and now also in Russia, kicking off in Ninzhniy Novgorod.

International Porsche Sport Driving Schools Locations – Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG


Posted by on October 26, 2012 in Porsche, Porsche Sport Driving School


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Mark Visser Rides JAWS at Night! | Mark Visser | International Big Wave Surfer

Mark Visser Rides JAWS at Night! | Mark Visser | International Big Wave Surfer

Mark Visser Rides JAWS at Night! | Mark Visser | International Big Wave Surfer.

Professional surfer Mark Visser rode 30-foot waves at night.

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Mark Visser is an international, professional big-wave rider. His job consists of hunting down and riding some of the biggest waves on the planet. Mark is an extraordinary athlete, one of the fittest surfers in the game and can hold his breath underwater for over six minutes. He has had several waves entered into the XXL awards for biggest wave ridden in only his first year of big wave competition. Mark finished in the top 10 in both the APT tow-in tour event in Chile and the Nelscott Reef Big Wave Paddle In event in the USA. Mark placed as a runner up in the 2008/2009 Oakley ASL Big Wave Awards and once again in 2009/2010.


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