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Carrera Cup returns to Clipsal 5002012 Porsche City Index Carrera Cup Australia season set for Clipsal 500 Adelaide opener

Porsche City Index Carrera Cup Australia was today confirmed to compete at the 2012 Clipsal 500 Adelaide on March 01-04.

The Clipsal 500 Adelaide will be the opening event of the 2012 Porsche City Index Carrera Cup Australia season, with the championship expanding from seven to eight rounds next year.

Clipsal 500 Adelaide now joins an impressive selection of motorsport events on the 2012 Porsche City Index Carrera Cup Australia schedule, which also includes the Formula 1™ Australian Grand Prix, Sucrogen Townsville 400, Armor All Gold Coast 600, Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 and the Sydney Telstra 500.

Porsche City Index Carrera Cup Australia’s participation at the 2012 Clipsal 500 Adelaide was today announced at the event’s official launch in Adelaide.

Porsche Cars Australia Motorsport Manager, Jamey Blaikie, believes the Clipsal 500 Adelaide is the perfect addition to the 2012 Carrera Cup calendar, which will now visit five states across Australia.

“The Clipsal 500 is one of Australia’s premier sporting events and the perfect stage to showcase the exciting racing action of Carrera Cup,” said Blaikie.

“With a crowd of almost 300,000 every year, the Clipsal 500 is constantly one of the most exciting and entertaining sporting events in the country.

“For 2012, Carrera Cup is looking forward to once again being a part of the on-track action through the streets of Adelaide.”

The all-Porsche championship has raced at the South Australian event on five occasions – from 2004 through to 2008.

Prior to the 2012 Clipsal 500 Adelaide, Porsche City Index Carrera Cup Australia will next race at the Sydney Telstra 500 on December 02-04 for the final round of its 2011 season.

4/11/2011