Entering its sixteenth year in 2018, the Porsche Carrera Cup GB is at the very pinnacle of British motor racing and a firm fixture in every motorsport enthusiast’s diary. Identical cars put driver skill in the spotlight and a combination of close, thrilling racing and first class facilities for teams and drivers is a big draw.
The championship has proved itself as a springboard for drivers seeking different careers and accomplishments within the motorsport arena. Nick Tandy, the first British driver to win Le Mans in a Porsche since Allan McNish in 1998, made his debut at the Porsche Carrera Cup GB in 2008. After winning the Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland in 2011 and the prestigious Porsche Cup in 2012 as the best private Porsche driver worldwide in a 911, he became a works driver and progressed through the Porsche racing series. His impressive achievements earned him a seat in the third entry for the Le Mans 24 Hours in 2015 where he went on to win the toughest car race in the world.
Many drivers seeking a career as a professional sports and GT racer have used the Carrera Cup as a launch pad. Former Porsche Carrera Cup GB champions Richard Westbrook, Michael Meadows and Damien Faulkner have built careers as professional racers and 2012 Carrera Cup GB runner-up Ben Barker raced a Porsche 911 RSR in the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2016 and 2017.
Drivers have also progressed from Porsche Carrera Cup GB into the British Touring Car Championship, including race winner Sam Tordoff, as well as Ollie Jackson, Tony Gilham, Glynn Geddie, Loam Griffin and Daniel Lloyd.
In 2017, an unpresented number of current and recent Porsche Carrera Cup GB drivers participated in the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup including Josh Webster (the 2015/2016 Porsche GB Junior), Dan Cammish, Tom Sharp, Paul Rees, Ryan Cullan, Sean Hudspeth and Mark Radcliffe. This highlights the calibre of drivers that the Porsche Carrera Cup GB championships continues to attract and support.
For 2018 the championship will be more challenging than ever before with the introduction of a new and even more powerful 911 GT3 Cup plus changes to the race format and points structure. We continue to invest heavily in both drivers and teams to make the 2018 season the most exhilarating championship yet!
Download Porsche Carrera Cup GB 2018 book (PDF; 5 MB)