Porsche China Junior Zhang Dasheng began his driving career in 1999 in the world of karting and swiftly moved to formula racing in 2006. By 2010 the ambitious young driver was racing in Touring cars and in 2012 joined the Carrera Cup Asia for his debut season with the region’s leading one-make series where he has raced nearly every year since.
The Porsche young driver concept was first unveiled in 1997 and has since become a successful international model for the brand around the world – producing the likes of Earl Bamber (NZL), Timo Bernhard (GER), Patrick Long (USA), Michael Christensen (DEN) and Sven Müller (GER) who are all former Porsche Juniors that have gone on to be Porsche works drivers today.
Chengdu. Porsche’s top entries faced two fickle rounds of motorsport after a successful qualifying session at the compact Chengdu International Circuit preceded a clash in Round 9 on Wednesday that left two entries unable to finish the race before a passion-filled Porsche win in Round 10 on Thursday.
Chengdu. Porsche drivers will look to fortify their championship lead in the China GT as FAW T2M’s Bao Jinlong and Martin Ragginger (No.99) top the GT3 competition by a single point going into Round 9 and 10 at Chengdu International Circuit from October 3-4.
Sepang. The climactic late-season action continues for the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia after Team Porsche Holding’s Martin Ragginger commandeered the championship lead in a slick-track Round 11 showdown at Sepang international Circuit.
Flashing through the circuits this year in his iconic grey and green Porsche 911 GT3 Cup is no. 23 challenger Paul Tresidder – one of the season’s gentleman drivers that underscores the meaning behind “pro” in Pro-Am. Tresidder has raced with the Carrera Cup Asia in six seasons since 2008, breaking into the top 10 in his class during nearly every season appearance and taking home third-in-class during his series debut. “For me this season has been fantastic,” he said. “In terms of the drivers and the friendliness, this season has really come together so well.”
Sepang. A historic race is set for Porsche Carrera Cup Asia as it prepares to celebrate the end of an era, hosting its penultimate race weekend alongside F1 for the final time at Sepang International Circuit from September 29th – October 1st.
Two-time Porsche China Junior Andrew Tang took a moment between the nearly back-to-back race events in Singapore and Sepang to discuss his experience racing at home on the challenging street circuit and what he’s looking forward to heading into Round 11 this weekend.
Shanghai. It was a weekend of supreme battles across the board for Porsche as new entries and guest drivers dominated the grid at Shanghai International Circuit for Blancpain GT Series Asia’s Round 9 and 10, with Craft Bamboo Racing’s driver pair Darryl O’Young and Marvin Dienst (No.99) putting in a solid fight to win the marque’s maiden series victory in Round 10 on Sunday despite tricky track conditions.
Shanghai. Two new Porsche entries into the Blancpain GT Series Asia will boost the manufacturer’s grid presence as legendary two-time 24 hours of Le Mans and Porsche Carrera Cup Asia winner Earl Bamber announces a surprise guest entry into the penultimate Round 9 and 10 race weekend at Shanghai International Circuit.
Singapore. Flash rains wet the way for Team Porsche Holding’s Martin Ragginger as he made another definitive step toward the 2017 Porsche Carrera Cup Asia championship title after an expertly driven pole-to-podium victory in Round 10 at the Marina Bay Circuit in Singapore.
Singapore. It was a tense Round 9 race for the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia in Singapore as multiple white-knuckled battles throughout the 25-strong grid wowed spectators, with the three race leaders missing the checkered flag to create a bit of last minute drama as Team Starchase’s Philip Hamprecht was handed a technical victory.