Shanghai. The Porsche Carrera Cup Asia kicked off its 2018 season with a bang at Shanghai International Circuit over the weekend, with Team StarChase’s Philip Hamprecht taking home the Overall win in Round 1 win after expertly defending his pole position and Modena Motorsports’ Wayne Shen grabbing the first place honours with a tough fight in Pro-Am class.
•Porsche Carrera Cup Asia kicks off season with Round 1 alongside Formula 1 at Shanghai International Circuit •First Carrera Cup Asia race for Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car (Type 991 II) •28 drivers from 12 countries and regions prepare to compete in the series’ largest grid to date •16-year-old Porsche China Junior Team driver Daniel Lu makes his GT debut
- New Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car (Type 991 II) clocks quicker lap times during Porsche Carrera Cup Asia Official Test Days - Earl Bamber Motorsport’s Will Bamber registers fastest time with 2:07.134 lap - Series set for first race weekend alongside Formula One in Shanghai from April 13-15
· 28 drivers from 12 countries and regions join the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia 2018 season · New calendar sees 12 rounds across 6 countries · 7 dealer teams compete in the Porsche Dealer Trophy · New Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Car (Type 991 II) makes Porsche Carrera Cup Asia debut · World-record breaking 2018 Winter Olympics gold medalist Wu Dajing joins season launch
2018 Season Series Registered Entry List
Solid performance all around as Boston Athletic Club finishes at the top of Porsche entries in third overall while Craft Bamboo Racing took the Porsche 911 GT3 R to earn fifth
Zheng Tong Auto joined the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia in 201, with Chinese driver Bao Jin Long charging into the series to represent the team in a strong debut season where he ranked sixth overall. The following three seasons have seen consecutive returns from the dealer team who continues to be a strong force in the series year after year.
Evan Chen was a quiet storm that took the series by force this year, rising to every challenge and capitalising on every centimetre of opportunity that came his way – straight through to the decisive moments of the final race when he closed the season out in first place in the Pro-Am Class.
"Death or glory was my motto for the last weekend".
Shanghai. After an exhaustive search for the most promising young talent across Asia, 16-year-old Chinese driver Daniel Lu has been selected as the 2018 Porsche China Junior.
Team Porsche Holding was crowned the 2017 Porsche Dealer Trophy Champion after a blockbuster season with no. 86 Martin Ragginger storming the circuits across Asia. Ragginger fought for own individual championships dreams until the last moments of the final race, and while the gifted driver ultimately finished second overall, just seven points off Chris van der Drift, his unwavering determination and strength throughout the season won his team the coveted new championship title.