Alex Davison has been named as the winner of the 2008 Porsche Cup, awarded by the German manufacturer each year to the top Porsche privateer driver in sportscar competition.

Davison received the award after a strong campaign which saw him take part in a number of series', including the Le Mans Series, ALMS and FIA GT Championship at the wheel of a Porsche 911 GT3 RSR.

His total of 6,340 points saw him finish ahead of German Dirk Werner in the standings and he now joins the likes of Bob Wollek, Klaus Ludwig and Bernd Schneider in lifting the honour.

"Winning the Porsche Cup is a great honour," Davison, who also wins a new Porsche 911 Turbo as part of his prize, said. "I didn't think I had done enough races to even get into the top ten on the points, so the final result came as a bit of a surprise.

"I've had a really good year in Europe, winning the Porsche Cup is a fantastic way to cap it all off.

"When I went back to Europe at the start of the year, I was a bit of an unknown and I only had five confirmed races. Along the way, though, I was able to get the results on the board, build up a good reputation among the teams and pick up more drives along the way. I'm really pleased with how the year turned out."

Davison is widely tipped to return to Australia in 2009 to take up a drive in the V8 Supercar Championship.

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