McElrea Racing

Ryan Suhle
Porsche Festival @Sandown 2020

Ryan Suhle

Ryan started out karting in the 'cadet' class at just 7 years of age. At 13 years old, he began racing in Australia's most competitive classes, KF3 and Junior Max. His performances gained him the support of V8 Supercars Champion, James Courtney. He also competed in KF2 in the 2014 Karting World Cup in Italy.

In 2015 and 2016 Ryan made the jump into Formula Ford, a series that has been the breeding ground for some of Australia's greatest drivers. As a CAMS Rising Star, he won the Rookie award, and finished 4th overall in the 2017 Australian F4 Championship. Throughout 2018, Ryan continued his success in Formula 4 claiming multiple race wins, 3 poles, 15 podiums, 3 fastest laps and a round win on his way to 2nd in the 2018 Australian F4 Championship.

In 2019 Ryan switched to MR for his first season of the Porsche Sprint Challenge and finished 4th outright. In 2021 he is determined to deliver a second consecutive title to MR.


What are your top 3 Career Highlights so far?

  • Travelling to Italy for the Karting World Cup in 2014.
  • Pole position in my first F4 race in 2016.
  • Winning my first F4 race at Phillip Island 2016.

Have you raced in any other events or categories?

  • I competed in karts for over 7 years, starting in cadets and progressing to KZ2, before making the transition into race cars in 2017.
  • In my two years of car racing experience I competed in the Australian Formula 4 Championship, being awarded Rookie of the year in 2017 and championship runner-up in 2018.

Any other personal interests you would like to share?

  • Rowing, cycling, running, I really enjoy being active.
  • Any type of physical training is really rewarding and prepares me for anything a race car can throw at me!

What are your favourite motorsport moments?

  • Daniel Ricciardo's Mexico Pole would have to be my favourite motorsport moment in general.
  • In my personal career it was definitely my first Formula 4 pole in the rain. I found the rain a challenge prior to that day, but felt something click when it really mattered, and was able to put together two great laps; it was awesome!

What is your all-time favourite race car?

  • The McLaren Mp4/6!

What is your favourite race circuit?

  • Mount Panorama, Bathurst

Ryan Suhle
KF3 Category - Australian Championship Round @Newcastle 2015

Ryan Suhle
Australian Formula 4 Debut @Sandown 2017

Ryan Suhle
Jnr National Light Championship Round @Ipswich Kart Club 2014

Ryan Suhle
Australian Formula 4 Championship @Phillip Island 2017

Ryan Suhle
Young Guns "Rookies" Category @Lismore 2013

Ryan Suhle
Australian Formula 4 Championship @Surfers Paradise 2017

Ryan Suhle
Australian Formula 4 Championship @Surfers Paradise 2017

Ryan Suhle
Challenge Bathurst @Bathurst 2018