When Jens Walther was promoted to President and CEO of Porsche Motorsports North America, it was Jonas Krauss who took over for him as manager of the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup series in March of 2011. Earlier today, Porsche announced that Krauss is leaving Porsche and they are replacing him with Oliver Schwab (33), the former manager of Motorsport at Porsche China.
Schwab joined Porsche China in January 2009 and from the beginning of 2011 took over the responsibility for motorsport activities. In addition to managing the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia he also initiated the youth support concept “China Junior Development Programme” which was introduced at the start of the 2014 season.
“As Motorsport Manager at Porsche China, Oliver Schwab has turned the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia into one of the region’s most important single marque race series for sports cars,” says Porsche Head of Motorsport Dr. Frank-Steffen Walliser. “We’re confident that with his experience and commitment he will give fresh impetus to the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup in the future as the flagship series of the Porsche brand trophies around the world.”
Changes In Porsche Carrera Cup France
The move of Schwab from China to head of the overall series left a whole in a very important region for Porsche. To fill the gap they've moved Alexandre Gibot from the helm of the Porsche Carrera Cup France to China. No word yet on who will fill Gibot's now empty spot.
“We are delighted to welcome Alexandre Gibot to our team and we will give him our full support in our mutual goal of building a strong and enduring sports car culture in China,” says Deesch Papke, President and Chief Executive Officer of Porsche China. “We are confident that under his charge the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia will continue to be at the forefront of the sports car one-make race series in China and the whole region. At the same time, we are thrilled that Oliver Schwab’s great work here has been acknowledged with his appointment as the head of one of the fastest and most prestigious brand trophy series in the world.”
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