For the new season of the Italian single-brand championship, the Venetian team announces the young driver from Pordenone, who at just 16 years old makes his debut in motor racing at the wheel of the 510 horsepower 911 GT3 Cup branded Centro Porsche Treviso: “Happy with the path undertaken, confident for the future ”.
Treviso, 21 December 2023. Scuderia Villorba Corse has made official the first driver who will be the protagonist with the multi-titled Venetian team in the 2024 Porsche Carrera Cup Italia at the wheel of the 911 GT3 Cup fielded in partnership with the Centro Porsche Treviso. It is Nicholas Pujatti, a very young driver from Pordenone, who from his promising past in karting has prepared the big leap into car racing, in which he will be making his absolute debut.
Born in 2007, he just turned 16 last December 13th, the Friulian rookie will line up at the start together with the Treviso team with the awareness of accepting the demanding challenge in one of the most competitive championships and with one of the most iconic cars. Based on the “992” model, at the forefront of technology and capable of delivering up to 510 horsepower of maximum power, Pujatti has already tested the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup by carrying out track tests during 2023, thanks to which he was able to take the first references precisely in view of the season that will mark the beginning of his automotive career
Villorba Corse team principal Raimondo Amadio declares: “Personally and for the team, welcoming Nicholas into the team competing in the Carrera Cup Italia is a great source of motivation. With this choice we assume an important responsibility in training a driver and a boy who will be able to draw many ideas in sport and competition, also for personal growth. We will do everything possible and beyond to ensure that we can find an immediate feeling, useful for setting up a fruitful work of growth and learning to do well in a championship that is increasingly characterized by the high level of competition and professionalism, in on and off the track.”
Nicholas Pujatti continues: “I am thrilled to be able to announce my participation in 2024 in a championship at the level of the Porsche Carrera Cup Italia with the Treviso Villorba Corse team. It’s an honor for me to be able to compete with drivers of that caliber and it’s even more of an honor to drive a Porsche. I am very happy with the path we have taken to get to this point and I am confident for next year. I would like to thank everyone who made it possible for what is a dream for me to come true, all my sponsors, my manager Giovanni Minardi, my entire family (especially my brother) and my coach Gabriele Lancieri”.
Giovanni Minardi concludes: “I can’t wait to see Nicholas compete together with the other drivers, because during the tests carried out in 2023 he showed his speed from the first lap and above all his excellent learning. I am very curious and confident. The championship is very difficult, both for the powerful car and for the many expert drivers present, but I am sure that together with the Villorba Corse team we will be able to obtain good results from the first season on.”
The 2024 Carrera Cup Italia is divided into six rounds (each weekend with two races of 30 minutes + 1 lap) and after the debut in May in Misano it will visit the circuits of Imola, Mugello, again Imola and Vallelunga to end on 6 October in Monza.
Porsche CCI 2024 calendar: 11/4 Imola (official test); 5/5 Misano; 2/6 Imola; 14/7 Mugello; 8/9 Imola; 22/9 Vallelunga; 6/10 Monza