Mikkel O. Pedersen has signed a contract with Team MRS for a full season in Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup.
He will participate in a brand new factory build Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car in the big international series.
The young driver from Struer in Denmark has had a small taste of the series, with one start in 2015 in Austin, and then a few more races during 2016. The small team from Struer ran their own car with some help from MRS, but had to realize halfway through the season that it need such big renovation, that it was better just to focus on a full season in 2017.
And that goal has been reached now, after many months of intense search for sponsors.
The Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup season starts at Circuit De Catalunya, but before that there will be a test one month prior at the same circuit.
That should give him ideal preparations for the season, which is very much needed in the tough field. The series are full of Porsche Junior drivers and many other drivers who has raced Porsche’s for many seasons. But Mikkel is very experienced himself, too – he did his first season in a Porsche in 2013, where he participated in the Special Saloon Car Championship in Denmark, and then later went on to Porsche Carrera Cup Scandinavia.
Now he is out to play with the big boys, with hopefully many top results coming his way this season.