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Porsche Carrera World Cup

The 25th June 2011 will be still remembered for a long time by motor racing fans from all over the world. On this day, Porsche added yet another superlative to the history of the Nürburgring-Nordschleife: At the Porsche Carrera World Cup, more than 100 participants from 25 countries contested the greatest Porsche race of all time on the legendary race track that is also dubbed the ‘green hell’.

The race on the legendary circuit in Germany’s Eifel region with a total of 88 corners (northern loop plus the Grand Prix circuit) runs over six laps (152.268 kilometres), was not just a case for the ‘Guinness Book of Records’. It also posed the greatest sporting challenge imaginable for Porsche Cup pilots. “The Nordschleife is a very tricky track,” says Uwe Brettel, General Manager Motorsport Sales at Porsche. He sums up the fascination of this race aptly: “The Carrera World Cup is the link between two very successful motorsport platforms: Porsche’s one-make race series and the Nürburgring-Nordschleife.”

The Porsche Carrera World Cup, which took off just prior to the 24 hour race, was not only unique because of its giant grid, but also because of the sporting significance. Quantity and quality – that was the whole idea. And it worked: The Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup as the world’s fastest international one-make race series, and the well-supported Carrera Cups in Germany, Great Britain, France, Italy and Scandinavia counted this event as one of their regular championship rounds. Drivers have been classified for their respective series as well as for the Porsche Carrera World Cup. Also guest drivers from other Carrera Cups and GT3 Cup Challenges around the world were joining the action.

René Rast triumphs at greatest Porsche race in history

In a gripping duel for victory on the wet time-honoured track, the German René Rast put in a strong drive for his VELTINS Lechner Racing squad, relegating his Austrian team mate Norbert Siedler to second place with a gap of 1.9 seconds. Third place went to Germany’s Lance David Arnold driving for the Motopark Oschersleben team.

However, for the reigning champion of the Porsche Mobil1 Supercup, his bid for the most prestigious win of the year was not a walk in the park. On the contrary: Not only did Norbert Siedler make fierce attacks on the front-runner over the course of the race, with Siedler just 0.3 seconds shy of the leader after four of six laps.

Pilots contesting the Category 2 with Porsche 911 GT3 Cup cars from 2007 to 2009 also delivered breathtaking duels. Prevailing in the end was Timo Rumpfkeil (Motopark Oschersleben), a driver who normally stands behind the pit wall as team boss of the VERVA Racing Team in the Porsche Mobil1 Supercup. Like René Rast as winner of Category 1, Rumpfkeil receives 11,000 Euro in prize money and a valuable watch from premium manufacturer Tudor.

Overall result Porsche Carrera World Cup

1. René Rast (GER), VELTINS Lechner Racing, 1:00:48.621 hours
2. Norbert Siedler (AUT), VELTINS Lechner Racing, + 1.9 seconds
3. Lance David Arnold (GER), Motopark Oschersleben, + 3.6
4. Sean Edwards (GBR), Team Abu Dhabi by tolimit, + 18.0
5. Nicolas Armindo (FRA), Hermes Attempto Racing, + 29.8
6. Kévin Estre (FRA), Hermes Attempto Racing, + 33.4
7. Jeroen Bleekemolen (NED), Team Abu Dhabi by tolimit, + 37.0
8. Martin Ragginger (AUT), Schnabl Engineering, + 39.6
9. Patrick Huisman (NED), Team Bleekemolen, + 42.1
10. Stefan Rosina (SVK), VERVA Racing Team, + 1:10.8 minutes

Result Category 1 - Porsche 911 GT3 Cup from 2010 and 2011

1. René Rast (GER), VELTINS Lechner Racing, 1:00:48.621 hours
2. Norbert Siedler (AUT), VELTINS Lechner Racing, + 1.9 seconds
3. Lance David Arnold (GER), Motopark Oschersleben, + 3.6

Result Category 2 - Porsche 911 GT3 Cup from 2007 to 2009

1. Timo Rumpfkeil (GER), Motopark Oschersleben, + 1:02:4 minutes
2. Sveinung Tinnes Mork (N), Team Sveinung Tinnes Mork, + 1:04.1
3. Chris Harris (GBR), Team Parker Racing, + 1:05.5

The Class winners

Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup
René Rast (GER), VELTINS Lechner Racing (overall classification 1st place)
Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland
René Rast (GER), VELTINS Lechner Racing (overall classification 1st place)
Porsche Carrera Cup Great Britain
Tim Harvey (GBR), Nationwide/Motorbase (overall classification 13th place)
Porsche Carrera Cup France
Kévin Estre (FRA), Hermes Attempto Racing (overall classification 6th place)
Porsche Carrera Cup Italia
Alessandro Balzan (ITA), Ebimotors (overall classification 12th place)
Porsche Carrera Cup Scandinavia
Johan Kristoffersson (SWE), Kristoffersson Motorsport (overall classification 25th place)