Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Australia presented by Pirelli
Apr 10, 2017
Sam Shahin has braved treacherous Melbourne weather claim the Outright and Elite Class round win as the 2017 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Australia presented by Pirelli season opened at Sandown Raceway, while high profile debutant John Steffensen continued his impressive racing initiation by taking the Professional Class round victory.
South Australian Shahin proved consistency was key throughout the Sandown round. After placing third in Saturday’s chaotic race one, Shahin then placed second in race two – a 14 lap race that saw many of his rivals run off the wet circuit – while he concluded the weekend with a fifth place result in race three, handing the HTFU backed racer the Outright round victory and beating John Morriss and Anthony Gilbertson to the Elite Class round win.Click through to read more.
2017 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Australia (Outright)
Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Australia Presented by Pirelli is one of Australia's most exciting, competitive and fast-paced motor racing categories.
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.
If you're a Porsche enthusiast looking to go racing, or an aspiring driver looking to enter the world of national level motor sport, GT3 Cup Challenge provides the perfect platform to find your motor racing feet.
2009: Matthew Kingsley
2010: Roger Lago
2011: Roger Lago
2012: Kane Rose
2013: Richard Muscat
2014: Fraser Ross
2015: Ryan Simpson
2016: Hamish Hardeman
Round 1: 7-9 April, Sandown Raceway (Shannons Nationals)
Round 2: 26-38 May, Phillip Island (Shannons Nationals)
Round 3: 9-11 June, Winton Motor Raceway* (Shannons Nationals)
Round 4: 7-9 July, Sydney Motorsport Park* (Shannons Nationals)
Round 5: 4-6 August, Queensland Raceway* (Shannons Nationals)
Round 6: 8-10 September, Phillip Island (Shannons Nationals)
* denotes Jim Richards Endurance Trophy rounds