Shanghai. After an intense day of top quality Porsche racing, the final checkered flag of the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia 2017 season has waved, with Team Formax’s Chris van der Drift emerging from a talented pack of drivers as the Overall series champion.
Shanghai. The critical moment for the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia has arrived as it heads home to Shanghai International Circuit for a fight-heavy season finale that will see two drivers walk away from the weekend crowned 2017 Porsche Carrera Cup Asia champions and the first-ever Porsche Dealer Trophy winner named.
Li Chao of Team Betterlife has left nothing on the line this season, with the talented Pro-Am challenger dominating circuits across Asia as the series swept through China, Japan, Thailand, Singapore and Malaysia. The no. 9 driver has already claimed four podium finishes with two rounds still to go, and with his non-stop performance has taken a stronghold on third place in the Pro-Am division, on 161 points to his nearest chasing competitor on 140 as the season nears its decisive final moments next month.
Zhejiang. Porsche entries finished out a demanding 2017 season as they completed two hard-fought rounds in difficult conditions, with Craft Bamboo Racing’s Andre Heimgartner and Devon Modell (No.88) making an incredible white-knuckled run from a P10 start in Round 12 to finish the last race of the season on the podium for GT3 class in second.
Zhejiang. JRM drivers Li Chao and Chris van der Drift (No.911) cruised into a hard-won second place championship victory at the China GT finale over the weekend after clinching two wet second place podium finishes, while JRM Teammates Pan Chao and Andrew Tang took home the first-ever Porsche GT3 Cup Trophy China championship title.
Zhejiang. Porsche entries are set to take to the track for the final time as the Blancpain GT Series Asia finishes out a season rife with tough competition and moments of Porsche glory as it hosts Round 11 and 12 at Zhejiang International Circuit from October 14-15.
Zhejiang. It’s been a raucous season of rugged competition for Porsche in the China GT, building up to a finale showdown for JRM’s Li Chao and Chris van der Drift (No.911) as the pair set their sights on the China GT 2017 Championship title fighting from second place in the Porsche 911 GT3 R (Type 991) during Porsche’s official debut at Zhejiang International Circuit.
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.