Running since 2008, the hugely successful Porsche Carrera Cup GB (PCCGB) Junior Programme strives to find and nurture the best young racing talent.
Candidates are put through their paces on and off the track at the Porsche Experience Centre, Silverstone. Not only does the Porsche Carrera Cup GB Junior have to be an outstanding racing driver, they must show that their media and fitness skills can be developed to ensure they are the perfect ambassador for Porsche.
Adam Smalley was announced as the Porsche Carrera Cup GB 2022 / 2023 Junior at the Porsche Motorsport GB ‘Night of Motorsport’ end of season awards. Adam succeeds 2020 Porsche Carrera Cup GB champion Harry King in the role, following in the footsteps of former Juniors Dan Harper (2018 / 2019), Charlie Eastwood (2016 / 2017) and Josh Webster (2014 / 2015). All three took title honours before furthering their careers on the international motorsport stage.
The Porsche Carrera Cup GB Junior programme seeks to identify and nurture young racing talent, offering one of the largest prizes in UK motorsport – including a £85,000 budget contribution per season – and facilitating an entry into the Porsche Motorsport pyramid. Underlining the effectiveness of the opportunity for career development comes the current global roster of Porsche factory drivers – over half were previously Juniors.
Outgoing Porsche Carrera Cup GB Junior Harry King (2020/21), Dan Harper (2019/20), Charlie Eastwood (2016/17) and Josh Webster (2014/15) each secured Porsche Carrera Cup GB championship honours during their time with the programme, using the opportunity as a springboard to further their careers. Harry is only the second Junior to win the title in his maiden year (after Josh) and will compete to become the next Porsche Supercup Junior for 2022. 2017 Champion Charlie Eastwood and 2019 champion Dan Harper both progressed to factory drives in international endurance racing with Aston Martin and BMW respectively.
In addition to the normal racing calendar, the Junior attends high profile events such as the Goodwood Festival of Speed and other networking events that boost their exposure.