Coulthard claimed the 2005 Porsche Carrera Cup Australia championship for Greg Murphy Racing prior to embarking on his full-time career in Supercars competition.
Despite just two full-time seasons in the championship, Coulthard remains one of the most successful drivers in series’ history, with six round wins coming from just 18 round starts, and his 19 race wins from 53 races. He won on his most recent Carrera Cup Australia race start, in 2005 at Phillip Island.
Coulthard remains attached to the Porsche brand as a regular member of the Porsche Sport Driving School coaching team in Queensland.
His addition to the team comes following a re-structure of the PCM squad following the opening round of the championship at the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix, with the end goal being a return of the squad to the very front of the grid.
As well as being an ambassador for the team and dealership, Coulthard will also support the development of Courtney Prince’s career. Porsche Centre Melbourne Motorsport is a factory-owned dealership and is supported by the Porsche retail group.
The team is one of the most successful in Carrera Cup Australia history with previous champions, Craig Baird and Jim Richards. Operations have also recently moved into a stand-alone facility In Collingwood, Melbourne and the team have signed a multi-year partnership with global giant, BWT.
The next round of the Porsche Paynter Dixon Carrera Cup Australia Championship continues at the Betr Darwin Triple Crown this weekend at Darwin’s Hidden Valley Raceway. Action will be broadcast live on Fox Sports 506 and Kayo Sport this weekend.