First Porsche China Junior
- Porsche China Junior Team
- Date of Birth:
- 13 November 1994
- Racing Driver
- Porsche Carrera Cup Asia overall 4th
- Winner of the Porsche China Junior Programme selection
- Toyota Racing Series (1st Overall)
- Toyota Racing Series (15th Overal); Formula Renault 2.0 Alps (20th Overall)
- CIK FIA Asia Pacific Championship (3th)
- Asian Karting Open Championship (AKOC)
- Rotax World Finals (23 out of 72 drivers)
Porsche China Junior Programme
In its biggest investment in young driver development to date, the Porsche China Junior Programme saw the most comprehensive talent search every carried out by Porsche across China and the Asian region. Devised and financed entirely by Porsche China, the scheme replicates those held in Europe where 19 of the Juniors have so far made the grade as professional drivers, including Porsche works driver and former two-time Porsche Carrera Cup Asia champion, Earl Bamber.
Following an exhaustive evaluation process, 21-year-old Andrew Tang of Singapore was selected as the 2016 Porsche China Junior. Throughout his debut season in the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia Tang showed incredible talent while racing with the Porsche China Junior Team – earning 2 first place wins and several podiums before finishing the season in 4th place.
He was provided with world-class opportunities to participate in life-changing global events such as the Mobil 1 Supercup in Hockenheim, Germany as part of the first all-Asian team to participate and the international Porsche Motorsport Junior Selection.
In light of Tang’s incredibly successful first year, he will continue as the 2017 Porsche China Junior, giving the promising young driver another year of support and opportunity as he continues his Porsche racing career.
In 2017, all drivers under the age of 26 will automatically be looped into the talent pool and have the opportunity to share the same coaching from star coaches like Earl Bamber and Sascha Maassan, Porsche’s Junior coach in Europe. They will also be eligible to take part in the global Porsche Motorsport Junior Selection.