Menu toggle


17 May 2019

Photos by Richard Pearce

Coming of age – Northern Ireland’s rising star

Porsche Junior Dan Harper makes a blistering return to Carrera Cup GB

In a chilly garage in the old pits on Silverstone’s National Circuit, Dan Harper radiates a welcome warmth. The 18-year-old Northern Irishman is here testing ahead of the 17th season of Carrera Cup. Dan is the 2018/19 Porsche Junior, part of Porsche’s driver pyramid programme that has seen the likes of Nick Tandy graduate from national championships to the pinnacle of sportscar racing in the 919 Hybrid.
Carrera Cup GB is part of an international programme of over 20 Porsche championships. It is the fastest single-make sportscar series in the world and one that is famous for its close, hard racing. Regardless of its importance to Porsche, both in terms of marketing clout and driver progression, it has always provided exceptional entertainment for race fans, often to the detriment of the headline acts that it traditionally supports.

Member-only content

This content is part of the regular features we provide for our members. Please login to continue reading.


Let us help you unlock the potential of your Porsche

Join now