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.”