Designed to identify top Arab and local-based talent in the Middle East and become a platform for entry into the world of international GT and sports car racing, the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Middle East is a regional version of the GT3 Cup one-make series running also in Brazil, New Zealand and the US.
Over the last three seasons, adrenaline fuelled rivalries have been forged, as proven drivers from across the region battle against up and coming talents for individual classifications and team honours.
Every lap of every round counts with the series consisting of 12 rounds across 6 race weekends with sprint races distance pushing drivers to the limits from start to finish.
The action gets underway with two rounds at the Bahrain International Circuit, before moving to the Yas Marina Grand Prix Circuit, Abu Dhabi for Rounds 3 and 4. The first half of the season ends at the Dubai Autodrome with Rounds 5 and 6 in December.
The year 2013 sees races at Reem International Circuit, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain International Circuit.
Each race weekend consists of two rounds of racing on consecutive days. Before each round drivers will conduct a practice followed by a qualifying session to determine starting grid positions.
The one-make series features Porsche 911 GT3 Cup cars, provided exclusively to all participants with each vehicle set up technically identical. As a result, the GT3 Cup Challenge brings out the best in all drivers placing an emphasis on driver skills.
Sponsored by Michelin and Mobil 1, the series is run in compliance with the FIA International Sporting Code. All competitors must hold a valid FIA International Licence category "C" or higher.