Entering its fifteenth year in 2017, 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.
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.
For 2017 we have continued to invest heavily in both drivers and teams. We have introduced a number of new initiatives and have maintained all the recent changes that have proved so successful. The following webpages provide the highlights for the biggest and most competitive championship yet!
Download Porsche Carrera Cup GB 2017 book (PDF; 4.8 MB)