After recent confirmation from Porsche in Germany, Porsche Cars Australia has been given support for a revival of the awesome Carrera Cup series, which could commence as early as 2011.
The one-make racing series made its way around Australian race tracks from 2003 up until 2009 through a third-party provider. If the series is to make a return next year it would be ran and operated by Porsche Cars Australia (PCA).
PCA Managing Director, Michael Winkler, said in a recent report,
“We have the chance for a fresh start, with an all-new race car and an all-new approach for Porsche Carrera Cup Australia. Motorsport is an important part of our brand and our business in Australia. We have been busy working behind the scenes on a sustainable and viable long term motorsport plan that places Carrera Cup at the forefront of our domestic racing.”
The series would coincide with Australia’s most popular car racing championship, the V8 Supercar Series. PCA’s Michael Winkler also said,
“Our job is to now engage organisers, promoters, broadcasters, sponsors and of course potential teams so we can have a full grid for the start of 2011; as well as ensure we are in a position to deliver required outcomes to all stakeholders.”
The excitement of the series return is heightened even further by the introduction of the new Porsche GT3 Cup Car, which has a larger and more powerful engine than the previous version. Engine size is up from 3.6-liters to 3.8, and power is up to 331kW from 309kW.