MAX KOEBOLT WINS THE PIRELLI JUNIOR CUP IN AUSTRIA
June 15, 2017
Ekris Motorsport driver Max Koebolt won the Pirelli Junior Cup for the best scoring driver aged 26 and under at the Red Bull Ring. The 19-year-old Dutch driver won both races, scoring the maximum amount of points and after the second race he received a cheque from Pirelli circuit activity manager Matteo Braga in the GT4 European Series Northern Cup paddock.
For the young driver, winning the Pirelli Junior Cup with a double race win felt like a confirmation that he has made the right decision to join the series this season.
“It feels great to win the Pirelli Junior Cup and I really feel at home in this series. Before joining the GT4 European Series Northern Cup I raced in GT3 for two years. The first season I was thrown in at the deep end as I came from the Supercar Challenge. I had no high expectations but did quite well and when I changed to another team for the next season, the car didn’t really work. However, I knew I had the pace. After two years of bad luck I came into this series with the aim of winning the title and it’s all going so well that even those two ‘bad’ years were worth it.”