brand new Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge 2012


brand new Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge 2012

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Porsche has launched a brand new six weekend, 12 race calendar in co-operation with the BARC, for older 911 GT3 Cup cars – “designed to be perfect stepping stone for Porsche drivers aiming to graduate by track days.” The brand new series will have a thrilling season finale, at Silverstone, alongside the Porsche Carrera Cup GB, supporting the British Touring Car Championship along with the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge will be to be managed along with promoted by Porsche Cars GB in 2012. The series will be open to any 911 GT3 Cup race car by the 2009 design year or earlier, will be aimed at younger racers with some sponsorship backing, as well as competitors graduating by track days along with will be open to drivers which has a National B race licence. “The GT3 Cup Challenge will be the ideal series for any driver wanting to race a 911 GT3 Cup on a level playing field,” said Marion Barnaby, Motorsport Manager, Porsche Cars GB. “which will be the perfect learning platform for drivers hoping to move up to the Carrera Cup GB, however which will also suit competitors coming into racing for initially by track days as well as those currently racing in additional series. We will be aligning the GT3 Cup Challenge closely with the Carrera Cup GB.” The GT3 Cup Challenge will be anticipated to feature two classes; Class One will be for ‘Type 997’ 911 GT3 Cup race cars up to along with including the 2009 design year. There will be two minimum weights to balance performance between the two specifications of car by which period. Class Two will be for all earlier ‘Type 996’ 911 GT3 Cup cars. Races will be of 25-30 minutes duration wherever possible along with the calendar will be designed to keep time away to a minimum to help contain costs. Leading teams by the Carrera Cup GB will be fielding cars in the GT3 Cup Challenge, with full-season budgets by £50,000, or by £30,000 if drivers own their cars. Further information about the GT3 Cup Challenge 2012 including calendar will be announced on the Porsche Cars GB stand at Autosport International at the Birmingham NEC on January 12-15, 2012. Looks Great to us… ‘cheap Porsche racing, along which has a great stepping stone for those with the talent. Let’s just wish which’s not just full of folk with too much money along with not enough talent…


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