SERIES INTRODUCTION

SERIES INTRODUCTION

Introduction
Bringing its signature brand of exhilarating motorsports competition to millions across the region and beyond, the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia has earned an impressive fan and media following since its launch in 2003.

Firmly established as Asia’s premier sports car racing series, 2017 sees a formidable international field of brilliant professionals competing wheel-to-wheel with dedicated privateers. A proven testing ground for fledgling talent and a showcase for the world’s leading GT competitors, today the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia is the number one choice for the region’s finest drivers.

All the elements which have contributed to its unprecedented success are further strengthened in 2017, along with a raft of new innovations, which will further solidify the championship’s position as one of the most successful Porsche one-make Cups in the world.

Services
Impeccable services of the highest standards are centrally managed and provided to all teams and drivers, including:
• Transportation of cars, parts and tools from race to race
• Centrally-managed parts, meaning teams do not need to invest in inventory
• Superb track hospitality at each race
• Accommodation and transfer packages
• Pit set-up and equipment

Arrive and Drive Option
While individual teams are welcome, competitors have the option of availing themselves of the unique ‘Arrive and Drive’ concept, which provides drivers with professional support services of the highest calibre.

The Technical Service Package includes highly-trained mechanics and supervisors at each race to service and maintain the car, a pre-season check and pre-event service, pit set-up at each event, and packing, loading and unloading of containers.

This option, provided by professional partner EKS Motorsports, represents savings in both time and expense and means drivers need simply to arrive at the track where the fully-prepared cars await them, making for an exciting and hassle-free race weekend.

Pro-Am Class
Privateer drivers who believe the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia is the exclusive domain of full-time professionals could not be more mistaken. The creation of the Pro-Am Class within the series, designed specifically for those very drivers, affords the opportunity to race against the professionals – a unique chance to learn from the best in the business.

Dealer Trophy
In 2017, the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia will also further expand the already competitive series with the introduction of the Porsche Dealer Trophy. Putting dealer teams against one another by awarding points each round to the best performing drivers among dealer teams, the new trophy further solidifies the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia as one of the most inclusive, exciting racing series in Asia.

Drivers are welcome
With a truly international field, competitors come from as far afield as Europe and Australia, and as close to home as China, to test their racing mettle in the series. Both young and young-at-heart compete wheel-to-wheel each season, and the friendly off-track camaraderie has become a signature of the championship.

In order to take part in the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia, competitors need to:
• Own a Porsche Carrera Cup Asia 911 GT3 Cup (Type 991)
• Hold a valid “C” international racing license
• Purchase the Participation Package
• Purchase the Technical Service Package

The Participation Package includes all registration and entry fees, all costs for logistics, and hospitality access for three at each event. It does not include wear-and-tear, tyres, spare parts, and individual travel and on-track insurance.

Guests are welcome
The Porsche Carrera Cup Asia provides thrilling motorsport competition across the region, and at each stop offers an exclusive hospitality experience for guests, be they sponsors, business associates, friends or family.

Individual guest packages, with or without accommodation, are offered by the Porsche
Carrera Cup Asia organisation.

History

Previous Porsche Carrera Cup Asia Seasons
  • Overall
  • Class B
Pos Driver Nationality Total
1 Tim Sugden 214
2 Keita Sawa 200
3 Christian Jones 198
Pos Driver Nationality Total
1 MOK Weng Sun 83
2 Peter Boylan 74
3 William E. Connor II 74

Porsche Carrera Cup Asia 2007

As the series grows in popularity, the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia attracts more and more professional drivers, including Christian Jones, son of former Formula 1 World Champion Alan Jones. The series makes its debut at the new Chengdu International Circuit in Sichuan province, China.

PORSCHE
MOTORSPORT

PORSCHE MOTORSPORT

With over 60 years of racing history and more than 30,000 victories to date, Porsche is the biggest manufacturer in the world to specialise in high performance cars and is the most successful marque in motorsport. We are passionate about this and uphold and entire philosophy underpinning Porsche Motorsports: Spirit. Principle. Vision.

The global Porsche motorsport programme includes both works and customer racing. At the pinnacle of the Porsche motorsport pyramid is the LMP Sport programme, with the 919 Hybrid competing in the FIA World Endurance Championship of which the iconic 24 Hours of Le Mans is part. In the GT category, Porsche also competes in the FIA World Endurance Championship as well as the TUDOR Championship (which includes the 24 Hours of Daytona and 12 Hours of Sebring), and the legendary Nürburgring 24 Hours. The Porsche one-make Cups include the Porsche Mobil1 Supercup, the international Carrera Cups and the Cup Challenges, while the global programme also features the Cayman GT4 Cup alongside a myriad of track experience opportunities such as the Porsche Sport Driving School, the Porsche Sports Cup Series and Porsche Club Sports Events.

It was a year of great accolades for Porsche’s global motorsport efforts as it clinched repeat victories in some of the toughest motorsport challenges in existence today. The highly successful year began early-Summer at the 24 Hours of Le Mans where the German car manufacturer achieved its 18th Overall victory with the No. 2 Porsche 919 Hybrid, extending its world record status as the manufacturer with the most wins at the 24 Hours Le Mans. The victory set the stage for the No.1 Porsche 919 Hybrid to seal an early victory in the WEC Manufacturer’s Championship at the home of Porsche China in Shanghai – Porsche’s second consecutive WEC win achieved at the Shanghai International Circuit – while the No.2 Porsche 919 Hybrid squad composed of Marc Lieb, Neel Jani and Romain Dumas managed an impressive WEC Driver’s Championship victory.

The end of the 2016 WEC season also saw the retirement of long-time Porsche factory driver Mark Webber, paving the way for two-time Porsche Carrera Cup Asia winner Earl Bamber to rise to the next level and join the Porsche Factory LMP1 squad where he will make his debut in 2017.

PARTNERS

Contact

For media with any questions or requests, please select the "media" option in the form to the right and we will get back to you as promptly as possible. You may also email rachel.ye@porsche.cn

If you are interested in learning more about the guest experience packages, or in joining us at any of the upcoming stops during the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia, please send a query via the form to the right and we will get back to you with more information.

If you are a professional or pro-amateur driver interested in participating int he Porsche Carrera Cup Asia, please select "other" and fill in the form to the right so that our Porsche Carrera Cup Asia Manager can get back to you with more details.

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