PORSCHE GT3 CUP CHALLENGE

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Kingsley wins round, Lago the Jim Richards TrophyKingsley wins round, Lago the Jim Richards Trophy
15-Aug-2011 13:14 by Daniel Jordan

Roger Lago has secured the Jim Richards Endurance Trophy at Morgan Park at the fourth round of Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Australia, while Matthew Kingsley took a clean sweep of race wins at the Queensland event.


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14-Aug-2011 08:57 by Dan Jordan

Matthew Kingsley has made a successful comeback to Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Australia by winning the opening race at Morgan Park.


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10-Aug-2011 12:13 by Category

Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Australia’s Jim Richards Endurance Trophy will be decided at the series’ fourth round at Morgan Park this weekend.


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

Jaimey Blakey
[Porsche Cars Australia]

Jodi Zylstra
[Category Manager]

2011 EVENTS:

Rnd#1 – Wakefield Pk
Rnd#2 – Mallala
Rnd#3 – Eastern Ck
Rnd#4 – Morgan Park
Rnd#5 – Sandown
Rnd#6 – Phillip Island

Series website;
www.gt3cupchallenge.com.au








DETAILS

PUT TOGETHER a group of Porsche enthusiasts, a big grid and a focus on enjoyable motorsport and social interaction – and you only go some of the way to describing what the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Australia is all about.

Formed as a replacement for the Porsche Drivers Challenge in 2008, the GT3 Cup Challenge effortlessly managed to combine entertainment, affordability, strong competition and value for money in a fantastic inaugural season.

Modelled on the internationally endorsed Porsche series of the same name, the GT3 Cup Challenge was formed to fill a void for Porsche owners looking for ‘a place to race’. The goal was to get the cars out of sheds or workshops and put them on a racetrack in an enjoyable yet competitive and cost effective environment.

From a 13 car grid at the opening round in May, 2008 at Mallala Raceway, the series quickly flourished throughout 2008 and 2009. Entry to the series isn’t dictated by having a GT3 Cup car – most normally aspirated Porsche cars with a current CAMS Log Book can race from GT3 derivatives to early model 911s and 944s. GT3 Cup Challenge is supported by Porsche Cars Australia and races at six rounds of the Shannons Nationals Motor Racing Championships throughout 2011.

Melbourne based Lawyer, Sven Burchartz won the inaugural title in 2008, with ex-V8 Ute racer and Action Tyres & More franchisee owner, Matt Kingsley taking the crown in 2009 with some unforgettable racing action on some of the best tracks in Australia. In 2010 Kingsley was again in the box seat for title #2 and was pushed all the way to the final round at Sandown by consistent Queenslander Roger Lago. Sadly for Kingsley a big hit during qualifying ended his weekend and with it, his title aspirations leaving Lago to take a comfortable and well deserved series victory.

Over the three years, the series has introduced many new competitors to circuit racing with some making the step up from club sprints to compete on a bigger stage.

Now in its fourth year, the series has attracted the continued backing of Porsche along with Michelin, Performance Friction Carbon Brakes and Racer Industries.

So, in a nutshell, the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Australia is an affordable, entertaining, competitive and high-profile way of getting your Porsche on the racetrack – and a great way for fans of the marque to experience some fantastic on-track racing both as a spectator, and via the series television coverage on SBS Speedweek.