Porsche City Index Carrera Cup Australia will visit Australia’s greatest motorsport events in 2012 with an expanded eight round calendar.
The 2012 schedule visits the same venues as this year’s calendar, with the addition of the yet-to-be-confirmed season opener at the Clipsal 500 in Adelaide.
The calendar was confirmed by V8 Supercars this morning after it announced its 2012 schedule at the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000.
Porsche Cars Australia Motorsport Manager, Jamey Blaikie, suggests the 2012 schedule is the best the category has ever secured.
“It’s always important for our brand, sponsors and teams that we are showcased at the best events in Australian motorsport. We achieved that objective this year with the exception of the Clipsal 500 event,” said Blaikie.
“Our 2012 calendar is by far the best compilation of events that the championship has ever seen. We believe our participation at the Clipsal 500 event will be confirmed in the coming weeks, so with its inclusion, the category will feature at all of V8 Supercars’ marquee events in Australia, as well as the Formula 1™ Australian Grand Prix.
“With the strong support of our existing competitor base for the new calendar and the increase in car numbers for 2012, I believe we are close to the right formula for the long term success and sustainability of the category in Australia.”
2012 Porsche City Index Carrera Cup Australia calendar
Round 1 Clipsal 500, Adelaide Parklands - TBC March 01-04
Round 2 Formula 1™ Australian Grand Prix March 15-18
Round 3 Trading Post Challenge, Perth May 04-06
Round 4 Phillip Island May 18-20
Round 5 Sucrogen Townsville 400 July 06-08
Round 6 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 October 04-07
Round 7 Armor All Gold Coast 600 October 19-21
Round 8 Sydney Telstra 500 November 30-December 02