SP Tools releases the new design and livery of the Earl Bamber 2022 Porsche #5 Entry.
The partnership between Earl Bamber Motorsport and Matthew Payne during the 2021 Porsche Paynter Dixon Carrera Cup Australia season produced numerous poll positions and podium finishes in both the team and driver’s rookie season.
Payne’s ascent up the Porsche Motorsport Pyramid from go karts has resulted in a full-time drive with the Grove Racing Team in Super2 this year and the young New Zealander is destined take part in the Bathurst 1000 as a support driver, less than 18 months after stepping out of his go kart.
Following in the footsteps of Payne, the EBM Team in conjunction with SP Tools’ Karts to Cars Program, now has #5 Ryan Suhle lined-up for the full 2022 Porsche Paynter Dixon Carrera Cup Australia season, where the debutant will make his mark in the new Porsche 911 GT3 Cup (Type 992) at the Australian Grand Prix this weekend.
Tom Tucker, CEO SP Tools: “I’m thrilled with how the 2022 design has come to life. We have seen it on track at the recent test day in Queensland and it stands out with our SP Racing blue accompanied with an orange and black finish. We’re looking forward to Ryan showcasing what the SP Tools Karts to Cars pathway program can do. He will be one to watch and we’re proud to be able to give him the opportunity to step-up from karts to cars with the support of the Earl Bamber Motorsport Team”.
Barry Hay, Porsche Cars Australia’s Motorsport Manager: “It’s fantastic to see the new SP Tools livery for Ryan Suhle unveiled. Porsche Cars Australia’s partnership with SP Tools, continues to go from strength to strength and as the ‘Official Tool Partner’ of both Porsche Paynter Dixon Carrera Cup Australia and Porsche Michelin Sprint Challenge Series, we couldn’t ask for a better partner both on and off the track. The collaboration between SP Tools, Karting Australia, Patrizicorse and the Earl Bamber Motorsport Team for the Karts to Cars Pathway Program, also reinforces the opportunity for the best young talent within Australasia to reach the highest levels of the sport via the Porsche Motorsport Pyramid.”
Ben Jenkins, Earl Bamber Motorsports Race Engineer:
‘After some great results together in ‘21, it’s awesome to extend our partnership with SP Tools into the future and be a part of the Karts to Cars ladder. It’s great to have the guys at SP Tools increase their involvement to a full car this season and how awesome does it look. With the combination of EBM, SP Tools and a driver of Ryan’s calibre, we’re sure we’ll at the front, hunting for trophies from Round 1 this weekend at the Australia GP.’
Suhle’s #5 SP Tools livery will roll out on the Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit in Porsche Paynter Dixon Carrera Cup Australia’s first practice at 11:45am on Thursday 07 April.