Porsche City Index Carrera Cup Australia will return to the Formula 1™ Australian Grand Prix in 2012.
The iconic event in Melbourne was the scene of Porsche City Index Carrera Cup Australia’s opening round of the 2011 season, featuring 22 brand new Porsche 911 GT3 Cup cars for the relaunch of the one-make Porsche championship.
After a successful and entertaining 2011 debut, Porsche City Index Carrera Cup Australia has been invited to return to Albert Park for the 2012 Formula 1™ Australian Grand Prix, joining Formula 1™ and V8 Supercars along with a long list of support categories on March 15-18, 2012.
Porsche Cars Australia Motorsport Manager, Jamey Blaikie, says the inclusion of the Porsche championship to the 2012 Formula 1™ Australian Grand Prix was a high priority for the category.
“The Australian Grand Prix is one of the nation’s most prestigious sporting events and therefore a good fit for one of Australia’s premium motor racing categories – Carrera Cup,” said Blaikie.
“Carrera Cup’s return to Australian motorsport at the 2011 Formula 1™ Australian Grand Prix was hugely successful, providing plenty of entertainment and we are thoroughly looking forward to returning to Albert Park in 2012.”
Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Grand Prix Corporation, Andrew Westacott, said that the AGPC is committed to staging the best quality entertainment both on and off the track.
“We are very excited to be welcoming Porsche back to Albert Park as a part of the spectacular on-track entertainment,” said Westacott.
Porsche’s presence at the 2011 Formula 1™ Australian Grand Prix included the opening round of the Porsche City Index Carrera Cup Australia championship, the Porsche ‘Rolling Museum’ cars on display, which included the Porsche 935 ‘Moby Dick’, and the popular Porsche Kids Driving School.
Porsche is again planning more activities for the 2012 Formula 1™ Australian Grand Prix around its Carrera Cup involvement.