Jordan Love is one of the most-promising sports car drivers to emerge from Australia in recent times. The talented 21-year-old from Perth is the 2019 Porsche PAYCE Carrera Cup Australian Champion and has just completed a successful first rookie year in Europe in the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup.
Jordan’s motorsport story began at the age of nine in go karting, finishing second in the West Australia State Championship in only his first year of competition.
A highly successful karting career followed winning numerous championships before making the shift from karts to formula car racing.
In his first year in international competition, Jordan won 14 out of the 15 Asia Cup races to become 2015 Champion in Formula BMW. At the final round of the series – at the age of 15 – he was given the opportunity to test a GP2 car as part of his prize for winning the championship.
A season in Formula 4 followed in 2016 finishing third in the Australian championship with 5 wins, 11 podiums and 4 fastest laps. Love’s first laps behind the wheel of Porsche Cup Car came when he contended the Bathurst 12-Hour in 2017, finishing third in class.
Love’s natural progression to Porsche Michelin GT3 Cup Challenge in 2017 saw him winning both the outright Championship as well as the Jim Richards Endurance Trophy in only his first year.
Love was also only the second recipient of the Porsche Junior Scholarship and during the 2017 amassed the third most race victories in Porsche Michelin GT3 Cup Challenge history.
In 2018, Love progressed to Porsche PAYCE Carrera Cup Australia joining the successful Sonic Motor Racing team, finishing fourth in his first season, with 2 race wins, 1 round win and 1 lap record.
2019 saw Jordan achieve his goal he set out to achieve at the beginning of his Porsche program in Australia, winning the 2019 Porsche Carrera Cup Championship.
After having a consistent start to the year Jordan was knocked out of round 4, tumbling him down the championship order and leaving him with a broken hand. This didn’t affect Jordan’s determination and drive to succeed as he drove 2 weeks later post-surgery. Following that Jordan had one of the biggest recoveries in Carrera Cup Australia history as he came back from 209 championship points down to win. With 6 race wins in a row and 11 in total for the season, it was the longest winning streak since 2006. To become the youngest Australian Carrera Cup champion to date.
In 2020 Jordan achieved his next goal of making the move to Europe after obtaining a drive with Fach Auto Tech in the 2020 Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup Championship. Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup is the toughest one-make championship in the world. He was also selected by Porsche to be a part of the Rookie talent pool for the 2020 season.
The year was then greatly affected by the worldwide pandemic with a new back to back race weekend calendar and no pre-season testing. This made it extremely challenging for Jordan as he went from not driving in 7 months to a back to back racing calendar. Along with this, Jordan then had the challenge of learning all the tracks on the calendar in just one practice session prior to qualifying.
There were numerous challenges that Jordan faced in his 2020 campaign, but he managed to consistently be within the points and for the final round achieve his best result of 7th which equaled the team’s best result for the season. Ultimately, he managed to finish 10th in the championship which was higher than his vastly more experienced teammate who is a proven race winner in the championship.
JUNIOR ROTAX WESTERN AUSTRALIA
ASIA CUP SERIES CHAMPION
AUSTRALIAN FORMULA 4 CHAMPIONSHIP – 3RD
BATHURST 12 HOUR – 3RD CLASS B PORSCHE GT3 CUP CHALLENGE – CHAMPION
PORSCHE CUP AUSTRALIA – 4TH
PORSCHE CARRERA CUP AUSTRALIA – CHAMPION
PORSCHE MOBIL 1 SUPERCUP CHAMPIONSHIP – 10TH