Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge
Jun 19, 2013
The GT3 Cup Challenge round will hold the second Jim Richards Endurance Trophy race of the season at Winton in only the second occasion the Porsche category has visited the regional 3.0 km circuit.
Apr 22, 2013
After placing second to Muscat in Saturday’s endurance night race, Almond got the jump at the start of Sunday’s Race 2 in wet conditions and led the Porsche field into the first corner from Muscat, Woodbury, Fraser Ross and John Goodacre.
Almond’s time at the front was made easier when Muscat left the circuit on Lap 7 of the 14-lap event, allowing Almond to pull a sizeable gap on the field, while Muscat dropped back to 10th.
Porsche GT3 Cup Standings
Round 1 Mallala Motorsport Park
Known for its fun, friendly, family atmosphere, GT3 Cup Challenge has an unrivalled sense of camaraderie among its drivers and teams – a large factor behind the series' success in Australia.
Now, in its fifth season in 2012, 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 2012 season will visit venues such as Phillip Island, Eastern Creek, Winton and Queensland Raceway in its six-round schedule – one that will again include its new endurance format.
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.
2009: Matthew Kingsley
2010: Roger Lago
2011: Roger Lago
2012: Kane Rose
Rnd#2 - Winton, 21st-23rd June*
Rnd#3 - Australian 6 Hour Sydney MP, 12th-14th July
Rnd#4 - Queensland Raceway, 2nd-4th August
Rnd#5 - Phillip Island, 20th-22nd September
Porsche GT3 Cup Season Guide here
Next Round: Winton Raceway 21-23 June
Porsche GT3 Cup 2012 Round 1
Porsche GT3 Cup 2012 Round 2
Porsche GT3 Cup 2012 Round 3
Porsche GT3 Cup 2012 Round 4
Sydney Motorsport Park
Porsche GT3 Cup 2012 Round 5
Porsche GT3 Cup 2012 Round 6