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Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Presented by Pirelli

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Aug 11, 2014

Jon McCorkindale and Matt Campbell have taken dominant victories at the penultimate 2014 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Australia presented by Pirelli round at Queensland Raceway, with the latter securing the Class B title.

Victory for McCorkindale in Saturday’s Jim Richards Endurance Trophy race was followed with wins in Sunday’s two sprint races, securing the New South Welshman his first round win of the season.

The clean sweep was a welcome change to McCorkindale’s season, which only included one round podium finish and three DNFs.

Aug 9, 2014

Ross Ross claims Jim Richards Endurance Trophy

Fraser Ross lifted the Jim Richards Endurance Trophy as he followed Jon McCorkingdale home in the opening race of the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Australia presented by Pirelli at Queensland Raceway.

Ross initially led the 40 lap race into the night but was unable to match the pace of McCorkingdale as he went on to dominate the encounter.

Once he surged ahead, the 23-year-old from New South Wales took the chequered flag by a comfortable 13 seconds from Ross and John Goodacre.

While Ross was left to settle to second, the points were enough to wrap up the Jim Richards Endurance Trophy, a competition held over three rounds at Winton, Mallala and Queensland Raceway.

Porsche GT3 Cup Standings
1st Fraser Ross 413

2nd John Goodacre 327

3rd John McCorkindale 288

4th Peter Fitzgerald 234

5th Matt Campbell 234

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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.

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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 seventh season in 2014, 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 2014 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 at three rounds of the 2014 season, adding a new flavour 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, SPEED.

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 EVENTS:

Round 1        8-9 March                  Sydney Motorsport Park (Top Gear Festival)

Round 2        28-30 March              Sandown Raceway

Round 3        25-27 April                 Mallala Motorsport Park

Round 4        13-15 June                Winton Raceway

Round 5         8-10 August              Queensland Raceway

Round 6        19-21 September    Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit



2013 Results
porsche GT3 Cup Challenege Championship Standings

www.gt3cupchallenge.com.au

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