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Alex Riberas is an international motorsports racer driver from Barcelona, Spain who is currently racing with Team Seattle Alex Job Racing in a Porsche 911GT3R. His teammates are Ian James and Mario Farnbacher who are both past guests here at Cars Yeah. Alex started racing karts at the age of 12, then Formula Renault in Europe. He became a Porsche Motorsport Junior racer and competed in Porsche Carrera Cup and Supercup. He’s raced at the 24 Hours of Daytona, 12 Hours of Sebring and Petit Le Mans. He’s the first Spaniard to win a Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup race. Since founded in 1997 Team Seattle, founded by Cars Yeah guest Don Kitch and Alex Job Raising has raised over 6 millions of dollars for Seattle Children’s Hospital and Alex helped raise $500,000 of that in his efforts with the Heart of Raising and Team Seattle.
“Racing is life and anything that happens before or after is just waiting.” – Steve McQueen, Le Mans
CAREER & LIFE CHALLENGES
Understanding that a racing career has more challenges and down times than successful times and learning how to deal with that from day to day.
After winning the 12 Hours of Sebring with Team Seattle and Alex Job Racing Alex decided, his future was to race with a U.S. team.
FIRST SPECIAL RACE CAR
A Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Car
BEST RACING ADVICE
“In racing, whether you kill or get killed this is a jungle.” – Carlos Sainz the rally racer
Look for an upcoming The Heart of Racing app
Open: An Autobiography by Andrea Agassi
The One Thing by Gary Keller
PARTING WORDS OF ADVICE
Follow your dreams and ambitions and even if the odds are against you, never give up.
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