Ryan Cullen will start the 2017 Porsche Supercup well prepared: Over the winter he participated in the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Middle East, winning the title there at the Bahrain Formula 1 weekend.
The 26-year-old from Ireland began his racing career in karting, then in 2012 stepped up to British Formula Ford, one year later into GP3 with Marussia Manor Racing, where he continued for one more year in 2014 before deciding to turn to GT racing for the future. “Of course at the beginning about every racing driver dreams about Formula 1”, he says, “but even not all of the really talented can make it. And at some point you realise that there are other very good options in racing to compete, have fun – and make a living.”
So in 2015 he took part in the Porsche Carrera Cup Great Britain and the Porsche Supercup, concentrating on the Supercup in 2016 and finishing 11th in the final classification, just missing out the Top Ten. Which leaves him adamant: “To make them this year of course is my minimum goal, but I think with some more experience and the Lechner Team behind me even a bit more should be possible.”