Suzuka. Two days of intense racing at Round 5 and 6 Blancpain GT Series Asia at Suzuka International Circuit witnessed Porsche drivers eke out their first podium of the season in GT3 while heated action in GT4 saw rivals exchange two hard-fought victories.
Stuttgart. At 18:30 on Saturday evening the Le Mans 24-Hours looked over for the Porsche 919 Hybrid of Earl Bamber (NZ), Timo Bernhard (DE) and Brendon Hartley (NZ). Their car had no front axle drive anymore, was repaired for 1.05 hours and rejoined the race 18 laps behind. But the 85th running of the endurance classic in Le Mans produced such dramatic changes that the impossible ultimately came true: After an enormous effort, the trio sliced through the field from 56th position to overall victory. For Le Mans record holder Porsche, it is the 19th overall win in the world’s toughest race and the third in a row meaning the German manufacturer can now keep the famous trophy.
Fuji. Team Formax’s Chris van der Drift put on a spectacular show of tactical, calculated driving as the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia hosted a tense Round 4 in Fuji followed by a historic second friendly invitational alongside Porsche Carrera Cup Japan.
Fuji. Blue skies set a picturesque stage for Team Porsche Holding’s Martin Ragginger as he executed a perfect race for the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia’s Round 3 at Fuji International Circuit, achieving the victory trifecta with the first place win, pole position and fastest lap to earn the maximum number of points.
Fuji. The first points have been marked, but the season is just warming up as the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia’s 25-strong line-up of international drivers return to Fuji International Circuit for two rounds of Asia’s top one-make series followed by a second historic invitational with Porsche Carrera Cup Japan.
Buriram. It was a weekend of tough racing for Porsche drivers as the Blancpain GT Series Asia Round 3 and 4 kicked off at the Chang International Circuit in Buriram Thailand over the weekend.
Beijing. The Porsche line-up grabbed multiple podiums across the GTC and GT3 class while Pan Chao and Andrew Tang picked up double Porsche GT3 Cup Trophy wins as the China GT successfully hosted its opening race weekend at the Goldenport Motor Park in Beijing on Friday and Saturday.
Beijing. The first two rounds of the brand new Porsche GT3 Cup Trophy China are set to get underway as the China GT hosts its season opening race weekend with Round 1 and 2 at Goldenport Park Circuit in Beijing on Friday and Saturday.
Sascha Maassen is an expert sportscar driver from Germany who is serving as one of the primary coaches for the 2017 Carrera Cup Asia Talent Pool, lending his experience and insights to the six young competitors under the age of 26. He recently shared his perspective on what these fresh challengers face as they enter the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia and how the programme for young drivers in Asia has developed in recent years.
Shanghai. The recently founded Porsche Motorsport Asia Pacific office will join forces with the Thailand Super Series, one of Southeast Asia’s largest motorsport competitions, to write the latest chapter in Asian motorsport as they introduce the new Cayman GT4 Trophy Thailand.
Shanghai. Porsche announced the opening of a brand new Porsche Motorsport Asia-Pacific office in Shanghai today at the Motorsport Night during Shanghai Auto Show, signaling renewed dedication by the German automaker to help develop motorsport culture in the Asia-Pacific.
Shanghai. Dramatic clashes rounded out an action-packed opening race weekend for the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia with FAWT2 Motorsports’ Will Bamber displaying an unstoppable hunger for victory that earned him a Round 2 win.