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Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Presented by Pirelli

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Apr 3, 2016

 

RYAN SIMPSPON, Tim Miles and Daniel Stutterd were the big winners from the opening round of the 2016 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Australia presented by Pirelli at Sandown Raceway.

Simpson completed a clean-sweep of the round and re-set the lap record this weekend to take the sixth round victory of his remarkable Porsche career – second of all time in the category.

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Apr 2, 2016

SIMPSON, MILES AND STUTTERD OPEN 2016 ACCOUNTS AT SANDOWN


RYAN SIMPSON picked up where he left off in the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge presented by Pirelli – sweeping to a commanding race victory and a new lap record in the opening race of the 2016 season today at Sandown.

Starting from second on the grid, Simpson made the perfect start and was never headed on his way to a comfortable victory over his teammate Hamish Hardeman and polesitter Jaxon Evans.

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Porsche GT3 Cup Standings
1st Ryan Simpson 93

2nd Hamish Hardeman 75

3rd Jaxon Evans 65

4th Tim Miles 62

5th Sam Shahin 50

Details

Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Australia Presented by Pirelli. It's one of Australia's most exciting, competitive and fast-paced motor racing categories.

The philosophy for GT3 Cup Challenge is simple: Race with your mates.

Known for its fun, friendly, family atmosphere, the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Presented by Pirelli has an unrivalled sense of camaraderie among its drivers and teams – a large factor behind the series' success in Australia.
Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge held its first season Down Under in 2008, catering for Porsche enthusiasts looking to make the step up from club level racing.

Now, in its eighth season in 2015, the fun, affordable motor racing category attracted strong fields at every event, which races at some of Australia's greatest race tracks.

Kicking off at Mallala, the home of the series' 2008 inaugural round, the 2015 season will visit venues such as Phillip Island, Sydney Motorsport Park, Winton and Queensland Raceway in its six-round schedule – one that will again include its new endurance format.


In honour of Porsche stalwart 'Gentleman Jim', the Jim Richards Endurance Trophy will again feature three rounds of the 2015 season, adding an endurance element to the one-make series.

So why race in GT3 Cup Challenge?

If you're a Porsche enthusiast looking to go racing, or an aspiring driver looking to enter the world of national level motorsport, GT3 Cup Challenge provides the perfect platform to find your motor racing feet.

The GT3 Cup Challenge field consists of mostly Porsche 996 or 997 GT3 Cup cars, with different classes catering for the separate car specifications. However, most naturally aspirated Porsche race cars are eligible to join the fray.


For those looking to climb the motorsport ladder, the category is also the perfect preparation for Porsche's signature motor racing category – Carrera Cup, which, along with GT3 Cup Challenge is managed at the highest standard by the dedicated motorsport team at Porsche Cars Australia.

Meanwhile, trackside, Porsche offer technical and spare parts support to all its teams, giving you more time to enjoy the event as intended.

The category also features a comprehensive television package, with every GT3 Cup Challenge round shown on SBS Speedweek as well as dedicated motorsport channel on Foxtel (Fox Sports 5).

The growth of GT3 Cup Challenge over the past four seasons is testament to its winning formula – fun, affordable racing mixed with the distinctive sound of a Porsche flat six.

 

Overview

CARS

Porsche race cars of different models, but predominantly Type-997 and 996 GT3 Cup Cars.

PERFORMANCE

With the fastest cars in the field lapping just a second or two per lap slower than a V8 Supercar on most circuits, these are serious racing machines. With a top speed in excess of 280km/h and renowned Porsche stopping power, exciting racing is guaranteed with these cars.
Oh, and they do it all producing a sensational noise that is undoubtedly Porsche.

PAST CHAMPIONS

2008: Sven Burchartz
2009: Matthew Kingsley
2010: Roger Lago
2011: Roger Lago
2012: Kane Rose
2013: Richard Muscat
2014: Fraser Ross
2015: Ryan Simpson

2016 EVENTS

Round 1: Sandown Raceway, April 1-3
Round 2: Porsche Rennsport Australia, Sydney Motorsport Park April 29-May 1
Round 3:  Winton Motor Raceway,* June 10-12
Round 4: Sydney Motorsport Park,* July 1-3
Round 5: Queensland Raceway* July 29-31
Round 6: Phillip Island September 9-11
* denotes Jim Richards Endurance Trophy rounds

www.gt3cupchallenge.com.au