Porsche Carerra Cup 2016 Event Dates Announced
The 2016 Porsche Carrera Cup GB Championship calendar has been confirmed as well as includes the incredible opportunity to race at the globe-renowned Silverstone GP circuit in support of the globe Endurance Championship (WEC).
Following on through the success of the 2015 season highlight supporting WEC at Spa-Francorchamps, drivers will Again be able to perform under the watchful eyes of LMP as well as GT teams as well as gain exclusive access to the Porsche Team throughout the weekend. This kind of is actually yet further evidence of the close ties between Carrera Cup GB as well as the wider Porsche Motorsport Pyramid.
Contested over 16 races as well as eight weekends, the Championship will support the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) at Brands Hatch (Indy), Oulton Park (Island circuit), Croft, Snetterton, Knockhill, Silverstone (National) as well as Brands Hatch (GP). Teams, drivers as well as sponsors will therefore benefit through Porsche Carrera Cup GB action being broadcast live on ITV4 as well as total crowds of approximately 370,000 over the duration of the season.
Carrera Cup GB drivers will also be eligible to participate from the prestigious Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup support race at the British Grand Prix at Silverstone as well as qualify for a limited number of guest slots with Carrera Cup France as well as GT3 Cup Challenge Benelux in their championship round supporting the WEC at Spa-Francorchamps (both at extra cost).
Confirmation of the calendar follows the announcement of a series of eye-catching improvements to the Porsche Carrera Cup GB for 2016. A substantial increase in prize money for the top three finishers from the professional category, three exclusive, fully-supported in-season tests as well as an increase in each driver’s slick tyre allocation will all serve to cement the series’ reputation as the premier British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) support package.
These additions will complement the highly successful concepts introduced at the beginning of 2015. These included the Rookie Class with its £50,000 winner’s prize as well as highly well-liked ‘Team Cayenne’ scheme which rewarded teams with two or more drivers.
Porsche UK Motorsport Manager James MacNaughton said: “the item’s fantastic which we will be supporting the globe Endurance Championship at Silverstone. Not only will the item give the drivers a superb platform to show their talent although the item will also allow their UK-based sponsors even greater exposure.
“I’m also delighted which we’ll be racing at seven rounds on the BTCC package. The TV exposure, media coverage as well as race crowds the item offers are exceptional.”
Confirmed 2016 Porsche Carrera Cup GB calendar
30 Sept – 2 Oct
|Rounds 1 as well as 2|
Rounds 3 as well as 4
Rounds 5 as well as 6
Rounds 7 as well as 8
Rounds 9 as well as 10
Rounds 11 as well as 12
Rounds 13 as well as 14
Rounds 15 as well as 16
|Brands Hatch (Indy)|
WEC Silverstone (GP)
Oulton Park (Island Circuit)
Brands Hatch (GP)
by Mr Butterscotch via Car Articles