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Earl Bamber, Porsche works driver

s_earl-m15_0586_fineBorn: 9 July 1990, Wanganui, New Zealand
Lives: Kuala Lumpur (MAL)
Marital status: Single
Height/Weight: 1.83m/74kg
Hobbies: Fitness, surfing, skiing
Earl Bamber managed to scale the summit of long distance racing in record time. After winning the Porsche Motorsport International Cup Scholarship, one of the most extensive and sustained youth development concepts in the automotive world, he went on to clinch the title in the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup in 2014 as well as in the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia for the second time since 2013. The New Zealander also notched up an impressive achievement at his race debut, securing second place at Petit Le Mans in the USA. These successes earned him a contract as a works driver and thanks to his convincing performance at tests, he quickly climbed the next step on the ladder and into the LMP1 programme, clinching the 17th overall victory for Porsche at the 2015 Le Mans 24 Hours.
Earl Bamber contests the IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship with the Porsche 911 RSR run by the Porsche North America team, as well as the GTE Pro class of the 24 Hours of Le Mans for the Porsche Manthey team. At the Nürburgring 24-hour race and at the Macau Grand Prix, he drives a 911 GT3 R.

Career

Year Details
2017 Porsche works driver WEC, LMP1
2016 Porsche works driver, GT; IMSA SportsCar Championship: 1 win (Austin,
four 3rd place finishes (Daytona, Sebring, Laguna Seca, Virginia); 4th FIA GT World Cup Macau; 2nd Sepang 12 Hours (Intercontinental GT Challenge)
2015 Porsche works driver; Overall victory Le Mans 24 Hours; 2nd TUSC Watkins Glen (GTLM); 2nd TUSC Road America (GTLM); 2nd TUSC Virginia (GTLM)
2014 Youth development candidate of Porsche AG; Winner of the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup (2 wins); Winner of the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia (8 wins, 10 podiums); 2nd Petit Le Mans (GTLM); Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland (2 wins)
2013 Winner Porsche Carrera Cup Asia (4 wins, 8 podiums); Winner Audi R8 LMS Cup Korea; 2nd Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup Abu Dhabi
2012 3rd World Time Attack Challenge (overall)
2011 3rd Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge New Zealand; 7th Superleague Formula; 10th World Time Attack Challenge
2010 Vice champion Toyota Racing Series NZ (6 wins); Superleague Formula in the team of FC Porto (winner of the Super Final)
2009 A1GP Series for New Zealand, GP2 Asia Series
2008 Vice champion Toyota Racing Series NZ; Vice champion Formula Renault V6 Asia
2007 7th Toyota Racing Series NZ; 11th Formula Renault V6 Asia
2006 Winner Formula BMW Asia (10 wins)
2005 4th Formula Ford NZ
2004 Karting

Source: Porsche

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