Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland
The Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland is one of the most tradition-steeped and attractive one-make race series in the world. It has been contested since 1990 and is regarded as a career launching platform for promising young race drivers. Gripping races offer spectators, guests and sponsors plenty of suspense and variety.
In the 2017 season, the Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland once again partners up with the DTM and the ADAC GT Masters. This season, seven race weekends make up with calendar, including one event outside Germany at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg, Austria. Following a good tradition, the Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg hosts the last race weekend. Particularly attractive for drivers and teams is the supplementary invitation race, which is contested as a support race to the Sports Car World Endurance Championship WEC on the Nürburgring.
First-rate one-make cup series
The Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland Organisation runs this top-class national one-make series for its customer teams. Aside from professional organisation, the stable sporting and technical regulations allow for long-term planning for all involved. Porsche not only supplies the turnkey Porsche 911 GT3 Cup race cars but also formulates the rules, organises and runs the entire race weekend right through to the hospitality, and provides a technical service for customers at every race track.
Two races per weekend – a sprint race over ca. 60 kilometres on Saturday and a race over a distance of around 80 kilometres on Sunday – offer drivers and teams plenty of track time. Fans, too, have ample time to watch and cheer on their favourites.
Targeted youth development programme
Year after year since 1990, the Carrera Cup has lured seasoned professionals, talented youngsters and enthusiasts who race for victory, prize money and the title. Since the launch of the Porsche Junior programme in 1997, Porsche has utilised the Carrera Cup to mentor young race drivers. Sven Müller is the latest proof of its resounding success. Thanks to his strong performances as a Porsche Junior, he clinched overall victory in 2016 and earned himself a place in the GT works driver squad.
Porsche 911 GT3 Cup
For the 2017 season, the new Porsche GT3 Cup based on the 991 II will be campaigned. All race cars are technically identical, as are the Michelin control tyres, which are limited to two sets of slicks per weekend and vehicle. Power, aerodynamics, longevity, safety, cost efficiency – many aspects on the new 911 GT3 Cup have been improved. The new front and rear aprons optimise the airflow, with FIA rain lights integrated into the design for the first time. Extra sensors on the car augment the information content of acquired vehicle data. This increases the potential of the data analysis.
Safety, too, has been improved: the enlarged roof hatch allows easier access to the driver. In addition, the proven bodyshell of aluminium and steel hybrid construction satisfies all safety requirements. The new engine offers even greater power output than before. This four-litre six-cylinder boxer unit delivers up to 357 kW (485 hp) at 7,500 rpm. Power is transmitted to the rear axle by a racing clutch and a Porsche six-speed sequential dog-type transmission. A key advantage of the new drive system: To reduce operating costs, Porsche has managed to double the engine and transmission run times before the first revision is due. Victory or defeat is totally dependent on the skill of the driver and the astuteness of the team in setting up the racers to suit each racetrack.
The Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland is a championship with an A and B drivers’ classification as well as a team and rookie category. The awarding of points and prize money is defined in the regulations. Per season, Porsche pays out over 500,000 Euros in prize money. But not only can the winning drivers and teams of the A category look forward to this additional reward. The rookie and B categories are also well endowed.
Strong media presence
The media coverage of the Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland is based on three pillars: Live and recorded TV broadcasts, magazine shows on the TV channels n-tv and Sport1 as well as live streaming in the Internet.
Live streaming: On the official Porsche homepage www.porsche.de/carreracup all championship rounds of the Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland are aired live. Spectators can choose between English and German and watch the race in high-definition. In addition, reception on mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones is possible. Editorial contributions prior to the start of the race provide up-to-date information from the paddock. In a separate live-timing window, fans can track lap times and positions on the screen.
Sport1: The sport channel broadcasts all races of the 2017 season. Most of the races will be broadcast live, alternatively, the races will be televised in full length with a time delay. In addition, a Sport1 magazine show will be go to air the following weekend. Moreover, mobile and social media channels offer extensive coverage.
n-tv: Each Monday after the race weekend, the news station n-tv recaps the race action at 6.30pm in its Motorsport magazine “PS – Porsche Carrera Cup”. Viewers are treated to the sporting highlights of the weekend as well as stories about the people in the Porsche Carrera Cup.
Twitter: Fans can follow the Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland via Twitter on @PorscheRaces.
Press databank: Porsche provides members of the press with exclusive updates on its motorsport activities on its press database https://presse.porsche.de
The 2017 races
|05-07.05.2017||Hockenheim I (races 1&2)|
|19-21.5.2017||Lausitzring (races 3&4)|
|09-11.06.2017||Spielberg/Austria (races 5&6)|
|30.06-02.07.2017||Norisring (races 7&8)|
|14-16.07.2017||Invitation race WEC Nürburgring|
|08-10.09.2017||Nürburgring (races 9&10)|
|15-17.09.2010||Sachsenring (races 11&12)|
|13-15.10.2017||Hockenheim II (races 13&14)|
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