Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge by Yokohama series welcomes partnership with Kévin Estre
Porsche factory driver and 2018 Le Mans champion to collaborate in the 2019 Canadian
Toronto, ON, May 21, 2019 - Today, Porsche Cars Canada, Ltd. announced the association
of Porsche Factory Driver and 2018 24 Hours of Le Mans champion Kévin Estre with
its GT3 Cup Challenge by Yokohama series. Kévin will offer competitors in the Canadian
race series coaching and mentorship for the 2019 season.
"Kévin Estre joining as a mentor in the 2019 GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Yokohama
is more than just an honour," said Marc Ouayoun, President & CEO, Porsche Cars Canada,
Ltd. "I've known Kévin for more than 10 years when he raced in the Carrera Cup France,
becoming champion in 2011. His outright talent and passion have allowed him to realize
outstanding achievements, including his Le Mans win last year. We couldn't think
of a better candidate to inspire and guide our series' drivers as they develop and
hone their craft."
"I'm really excited to be included in the GT3 Cup Challenge Canada series as a driver
mentor. Although I have done a lot of coaching, this is completely new for me, as
I will have to take care of the entire field," said Kévin Estre. "The Porsche GT3
Cup is the perfect platform to prove yourself as a driver, and as this car has a
unique way of driving, I'm happy to share my Carrera Cup and Supercup experience
with all the drivers. A majority of the Porsche Factory drivers have a GT3 Cup background,
as well as the lead amateur drivers in IMSA or WEC, which shows just how much can
be learned in a 911 GT3 Cup car."
Kévin will be present at two race weekends throughout the season: Canadian Tire
Motorsport Park IMSA race weekend, July 5 to 7, and the season finale in Mont-Tremblant,
September 27 to 29. Involved with Porsche Motorsport for a number of years, dating
back to 2008 when he entered the Porsche Carrera Cup France for the first time,
Kévin progressed to Supercup in 2012 and became a Porsche Factory Driver to start
the 2016 race season.
He is currently in first place in the WEC GT FIA World Endurance Drivers' Championship
with one race left in the 2018-2019 Super Season at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, June
15 and 16, 2019.
About Porsche Cars Canada, Ltd.
Established in 2008, Porsche Cars Canada, Ltd. (PCL) is the exclusive importer and
distributor of the Porsche 911, 718 Boxster and 718 Cayman; Panamera; as well as
Cayenne and Macan. Headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, since 2017, PCL employs a
team of more than 50 in sales, aftersales, finance, marketing, network development,
and public relations. They, in turn, work to provide Porsche customers with a best-in-class
experience in keeping with the brand's 70-year history of leadership in the advancement
of vehicle performance, safety, and efficiency. In 2019, a Parts Distribution Centre
will open its doors and service the countrywide network of 19 Porsche Centres. PCL
is the dedicated subsidiary of Porsche AG, headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany.
In 2018, Porsche sold an unprecedented 8,904 units in Canada, up 7.9% over the prior
At the core of this success is Porsche's proud racing heritage that boasts some
30,000-plus motorsport wins to date.