Teamed with the title-winning JDX Racing squad for the 2023 Porsche Deluxe Carrera Cup North America championship, PT Autosport and its British driver Alex Sedgwick is taking the first steps in developing young motorsport talent.

Sedgwick recorded his season-best qualifying and race finish performance recently in round nine of the championship at Road America. The Brit qualified second and scored a runner-up finish – his second podium, fifth top-five, and seventh top-ten result for 2023.

While his front-row start in round ten came unstuck with contact coming to the green flag – he still fought his way forward from the back of the field to score his eighth top-ten finish.

The 2023 season is the 24-year-old’s first full season in the US and his first in Porsche machinery. Sedgwick’s first race in the US actually came in 2020 when he recorded a 13th-place finish on the Phoenix oval in the ARCA Menards Series West.

Sedgwick’s runner-up finish came after a strong battle with rivals Will Martin and Tom Sargent in a race that was disrupted by a lengthy red flag period.

“You get into a rhythm in the race, so it was a bit tough to stop for so long,” said Sedgwick.

“I got such a big run on Riley at the restart – when I made that move on the start, there was more grip than I thought slightly offline, so I thought I’d give it a go.

“Turns out there is really only one line, so I understeered and went into the runoff, but fortunately was able to get back to second.”

PT Autosport’s partner JDX Racing is the reigning series champions – Canadian Parker Thompson took their Porsche to title success last year. This season the team has expanded to three cars, with Will Martin (P3) joining Sedgwick in the top four in the championship points.

17-year-old Porsche Sprint Challenge North America by Yokohama race winner and Porsche Motorsport North America Junior, Elias De La Torre IV, completes their line-up.

Sedgwick may be waving the flag for PT Autosport in 2023, but the organization has its sights set on promoting future talent.

After two days of intensive fitness, media, simulator, and track competition, Brenna Schubert recently captured the second annual PT Autosport Aspiring Driver Shootout, earning a $100,000 racing partnership over the next two years with the team’s junior racing program.

Twelve candidates were chosen from 137 applications received from aspiring drivers located all over the world, spanning three continents, six countries, and 31 different American states. Applications came from a diverse base of gender, ethnicities, education levels, and social backgrounds – including students and graduates from 74 different universities. Four of the 12 finalists returned from the 2022 Shootout, including Schubert, who finished third last year.

PT Autosport’s 2022 Shootout winner Henry Drury will next compete August 11-13 in the Porsche Club of America event at New Jersey Motorsport Park, competing in a Spec Boxster with the PMR racing team.

Alex Sedgwick’s next Porsche Deluxe Carrera Cup weekend will be at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for rounds 11 and 12 on September 16-17. The famous “Brickyard” was the scene of Sedgwick’s Porsche race debut last year in Porsche Sprint Challenge North America by Yokohama, where he finished third in race two behind Cup rival – ex-Champ Car racer Dan Clarke.