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Porsche Sportscar Together Day Brings Sports Car Fun to Shanghai with Kris Wu Winning Double Crowns in the Porsche Sprint ChallengeThird annual Porsche Sportscar Together Day
Shanghai. From 31 October to 1 November, the third annual Porsche Sportscar Together Day was held at Shanghai International Circuit. The Porsche Sports Cup was held simultaneously during this exclusive festival for Porsche sports car enthusiasts. One of the more noteworthy performances was that of new racing driver Kris Wu, who not only led the Porsche Parade for two days in a row, but also took home double victories in the Porsche Sprint Challenge GT4 category.
A perfect success of Kris’s Porsche Sports Cup debut
Versatile musician Kirs Wu made his Porsche Sports Cup debut and showed great potential as a racing driver in his first track performance. On the first day of the Porsche Sprint Challenge timing, he took pole position in the GT4 category with a time of 2:15:520. He also won two consecutive rounds of victories in the Porsche Sprint Challenge GT4 categoryon the second day.
On the track, Kris is a budding driver with rapidly improving skills, while off the track, he is also a Porsche owner. At the Porsche Sprint Challenge - Timing press conference on 31 October, Dr. -Ing. Jens Puttfarcken, President and CEO of Porsche China and Ms. Zhong Lou, Director Customer Relations of Porsche China, presented Kris with an honorary membership of the Porsche Club China.
Family Fun Day for Porsche Fans
In 2018, as part of Porsche's 70th anniversary celebrations, the Porsche Sportscar Together Day was held in successive locations around the world and became a huge success. Since then, Porsche China has hosted the annual carnival at the Shanghai International Circuit for Porsche enthusiasts of all ages to experience a variety of activities. These activities included onsite racing simulators – which earlier this year were used to host part of the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia 2020 Virtual Edition – present in the paddock, providing drivers with a virtual racing experience. The Porsche Kids Driving School was on offer, providing a great way to help children develop their driving talents. In addition, car painting, lego, face painting, darts, Gachapon, musical performances and a magic show were on offer trackside to create a more festive atmosphere.
A number of legendary Porsche car models were also on display, including the 65-year-old Porsche 356 Speedster (1955), the 911 GT1'98 Straβenversion (1998) – a globally unique, street-legal version of Porsche’s Le Mans winner, Porsche’s first hybrid racing car the 911 GT3 R Hybrid (2010), the top-of-the-line racing car Porsche 911 RSR (2017), 911 Carrera RSR 3.0 (1974), 718 RS 60 Spyder (1969), 911 S 2.2 Targa (1970) and 911 Turbo 3.3 (1988).
The World’s Most Popular entry-Level Motorsport Platform
After being introduced to China for the first time last year, the Porsche Sports Cup 2020 finale was once again held in conjunction with the Sportscar Together Day. The Porsche Sports Cup began in Germany 15 years ago, and in the intervening years has grown to become the most popular entry-level motorsport experience platform in the world. Serving as the perfect entry-point into the world of motorsport, the Porsche Sports Cup offers a wide range of experience programmes for drivers of all levels, from the Introduction to Race Track for the beginners and Time Trial for advanced drivers, to more exciting Porsche Sprint Challenge that allows participants to improve their driving skills while enjoying the excitement of the track.
One of the highlights of the day was the Porsche Parade, where Porsche owners and drivers took to the track in their own cars, demonstrating the "Born on the track" appeal of Porsche sports cars. At the front of the line-up was racing driver Kris Wu, who became known for his outstanding track performance over the two days.
“Porsche is more than just a premium sports car manufacturer, we are also a family.” Said Dr. –Ing Jens Puttfarcken. “The Porsche Sportscar Together Day has been held for three years now, and each year it has grown in size and the sports car experience has become increasingly exciting. This year we are also welcoming a new driver, Kris Wu, who we hope will launch an extraordinary racing career and help sports car culture flourish in China.”
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