Racing on Australia’s greatest race tracks at some of the largest sporting events in the country: Porsche Carrera Cup Australia is the ultimate motor racing category ‘down under’.
Competing in front of approximately 1.3 million spectators in 2012, the all-Porsche championship is the primary support category to the popular V8 Supercars Championship. And while the series enjoys large crowds on track, even more fans view the Australian Porsche action via the series’ comprehensive television package.
Featuring on various free-to-air and subscription television networks both in Australia and worldwide, Carrera Cup Australia ensures Porsche enthusiasts across the globe get to enjoy the close competition between some of Australia’s and New Zealand’s most talented motor racing drivers.
With Porsche specialist Craig Baird as the benchmark, the series attracts former V8 Supercars stars, young up-and-coming racers forging a career in motorsport and non-professional drivers looking for their weekend’s racing fix.
Baird, however, is hard to beat; boasting over 120 Porsche one-make series race victories across Carrera Cup Australia, Carrera Cup Asia and GT3 Cup Challenge New Zealand and is recognised by Porsche AG as the ‘world’s most successful Porsche Cup driver’.
With such a talent in the field, competition among the front-runners in Carrera Cup Australia is guaranteed to be world-class, with other determined drivers – young and old – striving to beat the reigning champion aboard the tremendous Porsche 911 GT3 Cup (Type 997) car.
With a top speed close to 300 km/h, the lightweight, high performance 911 GT3 Cup car has a 331 kW (450 hp), 3.8-litre six-cylinder boxer engine which revs to a maximum 8,600 rpm, producing a sound that is distinctly Porsche.
Porsche Carrera Cup Australia is managed by Porsche Cars Australia and competes at Australia’s signature motor racing events, including the Clipsal 500 Adelaide, Formula 1™ Australian Grand Prix, Sucrogen Townsville 400, Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000, Armor All Gold Coast 600 and the Sydney Telstra 500.
For more information about Australia's premier one-make sports car championship, visit www.carreracup.com.au.