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, 2018 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 2018, along with a raft of new innovations, which will further solidify the championship’s position as one of the most successful Porsche one-make series 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 2018, the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia will continue the Dealer Trophy, which gives dealer teams a chance to compete as they are awarded points each round based on the best performing dealer driver. With huge success in 2017, the 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 II)
• 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
  • PRO-AM
Pos Driver Nationality Total
1 Chris van der Drift 230
2 Philip HAMPRECHT 206
3 Martin RAGGINGER 197
Pos Driver Nationality Total
1 Bao Jinlong 220
2 Francis Tjia 216
3 Li Chao 175

Porsche Carrera Cup Asia 2018: Champions

The Porsche Carrera Cup Asia 2018 proved to be another historic season full of thrilling races and exciting photo  nishes. Boasting 28 drivers from 12 di erent countries and regions, the 2018 season was a landmark event in a number of ways. Not only did 2018 see the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia celebrate its 15th anniversary, but it also marked the season debut of the new Porsche 911 GT3 Cup (Type 991 II) and the 70th Anniversary of Porsche's founding.

The battle for the top of the leaderboard started early, with Team StarChase's Philip Hamprecht taking the first victory of the season, only to be swiftly overtaken by Kamlung Racing's Chris van der Drift , who snatched the points lead from Hamprecht in Round 2 with a  awless lights to  ag victory. Team Porsche Holding's Martin Ragginger made a stunning Round 2 run from P5 to overtake Hamprecht on the final lap, cementing a threeway rivalry between Ragginger,Hamprecht and van der Drift  that would dominate the league tables throughout the season.

The second half of the season saw the tour head down under, for the Carrera Cup Asia's  rst night race of 2018, an invitational alongside our sister series Porsche Carrera Cup Australia. Following another thrilling Formula 1 support race alongside the Singapore Grand Prix at Marina Bay Street Circuit, Earl Bamber Motorsport's Will Bamber clinched his first victory of the season on his home turf, Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia. By the time the  nal race weekend brought the season back home to Shanghai, van der Dri  was sitting comfortably in  rst place with a 19-point lead. A last minute podium  nish for Team Jebsen's Cui Yue saw the Chinese national secure a spot in the Overall Top 5, just behind Bamber, Ragginger and Hamprecht respectively, while van der Drift claimed overall victory and became the first three-time winner in Porsche Carrera Cup Asia's history.















The Pro Am class had a similarly nail-biting season, with a strong start from Modena Motorsport's Wayne Shen, who managed a podium finish for five out of the first six races. Zheng Tong Auto's Bao Jinlong had a shaky start, but by mid-season he had more than found his groove. OpenRoad Racing's Francis Tjia maintained a steady presence throughout the season, and was seemingly always the rival battling for the lead position among the other drivers in this class. Porsche Beijing Central and Goldenport's Li Chao put in a solid performance and muscled his way into the top three in the  nal rounds of the season, edging out Wayne Shen in fourth and True Vision Motorsport's Suttilick Buncharoen who finished  fifth. Francis Tjia's tenacity saw him claim second place in the Pro Am class, while Bao Jinlong claimed the hard won  rst place position just four points clear of his rival Tjia.

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, which saw closure of a record-breaking run in the FIA World Endurance Championship and the iconic 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2017 as it changes gears to join the Formula E starting in 2019. 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 Mobil 1 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 with high-profile 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 19th 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 third consecutive WEC win achieved at the Shanghai International Circuit.  

PARTNERS

CONTACT

If you are a professional or pro-amateur driver interested in participating in the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia, please contact us via rsvp@carreracupasia.com and our Porsche Carrera Cup Asia Manager can get back to you with more details.

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 also send a query via rsvp@carreracupasia.com and we will get back to you with more information.

For media with any questions or requests, please send email to carreracupasia@porschechinapress.com and we will get back to you as promptly as possible.

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