Scott Hargrove has been named a Porsche Selected Driver, and will contest the full 2019 WeatherTech season in the GTD class with Pfaff Motorsports, including all endurance races.
The team’s driver lineup features Hargrove, who was 2018 Pirelli World Challenge GT Sprint champion and 2017 Porsche GT3 Cup Canada champion, Zacharie Robichon, 2018 Porsche GT3 Cup Canada champion. Lars Kern, a Porsche engineer and current holder of the production-car lap record at the Nurburgring Nordschleife in a Porsche 911 GT2 RS MR, will join the team for all endurance races, and Porsche Young Professional driver Dennis Olsen will contest the 24 Hours of Daytona with the team.
“We introduced our Porsche Selected Driver program last year with the expressed purpose of placing deserving drivers with equally deserving customer programs,” explained Daniel Armbruster, President and CEO, Porsche Motorsport North America. “Scott Hargrove is a perfect representative of a Porsche Selected Driver. He is fast, intelligent and has a honed racing savvy in and out of the cockpit. Scott has worked his way up through the Porsche racing ranks, including a seat at the 2014 Porsche Young Driver Academy, which makes it that much more satisfying for us at Porsche Motorsport to name him a 2019 Porsche Selected Driver. We are looking forward to a strong year for Scott and Pfaff Motorsports in the full IMSA WeatherTech Championship next season.”
"What a privilege to be added as a Porsche Selected Driver" said Scott Hargrove. Porsche has an incredible history in motorsports and I could not imagine a better manufacturer to represent. I'm very thankful for their belief in me."
“I'm happy Scott is becoming a Porsche Selected Driver." said Steve Bortolotti, Pfaff Motorsports manager. "He is an incredible talent behind the wheel, and a true professional off-track. We are all proud of the role Pfaff has played in his development, and hope this leads to more opportunities in the future with the Porsche brand.”
Scott Hargrove added, “2019 is shaping up to be a massively exciting season. Racing with Pfaff Motorsports in GTD for the full season showcases the drive this team has on- and off-track. They are always looking for more. It is an honour to be a part of the effort, and I can’t wait to hit the track with my new teammates in Daytona.”
23 year old Scott Hargrove from British Columbia, Canada is the 2018 Pirelli World Challenge Sprint Champion with Pfaff Motorsports. Over four seasons in GT3 Cup, Scott captured more than 30 victories, including the 2014 & 2017 Porsche GT3 Cup Championships. Scott also has an extensive open wheel racing background, having competed in every level of the Road to Indy, including numerous victories and winning the 2013 USF2000 Championship.
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