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Porsche Carrera Cup Australia

Now in its 12th season, Porsche Carrera Cup Australia in 2016 is the top one-make sports car championship in the country.

Owned and operated by Porsche Cars Australia, the championship exclusively uses the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup (Type 991) car – a purpose-built race car constructed at the home of Porsche in Germany.

The stars of Carrera Cup range from experienced high-profile racers and young up-and-comers to businessmen who hold their own behind the wheel of a race car. This mix of professional and semi-professional drivers provides both the high level of popularity and exposure and strong foundations for a successful motor racing championship.

The one-make Porsche formula is a proven success, with Carrera Cup championships successfully racing in eight regions around the globe – Australia, Asia, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Japan and Scandinavia.

Porsche hosts these championships in conjunction with its top-tier international one-make championship, Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup, which races solely as a Formula 1 support category.

The majority of Carrera Cup rounds in Australia are held at V8 Supercars events, with the 2016 championship to continue its annual Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix visit and headline the second running of Porsche Rennsport Australia.

Formula Ford Series
Formula Ford was established in Great Britain in 1967, as a cost effective starting point for young hopefuls beginning a career in motor racing. Since then, the sport has rapidly grown to become the world's premier junior development category.
Formula Ford is the accepted proving ground for future champions, on a local and international level.


Its links with this country go back to the original series in the UK, the 1968 Guards Championship, which was won in an outstanding fashion by young Australian driver, Tim Schenken. Schenken was the first of many driving superstars to cut his teeth in the competitive category en route to Formula One.


The first Australian Formula Ford race was held at Sandown Raceway in 1969, won by Richard Knight in an Elfin 600, a precursor to his victory the following year in the inaugural Australian Formula Ford series.
Since those early days many of the world's top drivers have come through the ranks of Formula Ford to score major international successes.
No less than eight World Formula One champions have come from the stables of Formula Ford: Nigel Mansell, Ayrton Senna, Emerson Fittipaldi, James Hunt, Jody Scheckter, Michael Schumacher, Damon Hill, Jacques Villeneuve and Mikka Hakkinen have all competed in the junior racing category.


The international pedigree of the Australian Championship is also alive with Mark Webber another graduate of the category. More than ever, the formative skills learnt at Formula Ford level prepare emerging young drivers for successful careers, both locally and internationally.
Info from www.formulaford.com.au

GT3 Series Information
Aim- To provide a place to race enabling the enthusiast to step up from Club and State level competition to National level in a cost effective ‘no thrills’ Series with Manufacturers’ support.

Mission Statement- To deliver to the competitor enjoyment through racing their Porsche in an economically sustainable way.

Description of Series- The Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Australia is modeled on the internationally endorsed Porsche series of the same name. The category is professionally administered, however, the primary objective is to provide a cost effective place to ‘race with your mates’ with simple rules & regulations, value for money and a real focus on fair and enjoyable Porsche motor sport.

Eligible Competitors- To be an eligible competitor the person must: Not be a ‘seeded’ driver, Hold a CAMS minimum PC licence *(NC for Rd 1, 2010 at Mt Panorama, Bathurst)

Vehicle Eligibility- The Category features the Porsche GT3 Cup car Type 997 as the benchmark vehicle. 996 GT3 Cup car’s and all normally aspirated Porsche models (996 and earlier) are eligible to compete subject to power/weight ratios and they must hold a suitable CAMS logbook. 
Info from www.gt3cupchallenge.com.au