Porsche Carrera Cup GB Race at Donington Park, 2008
Carrera Cup Car
The car currently used in the championship, the Porsche 991 GT3 Cup.

The Porsche Carrera Cup Great Britain is a multi-event one-make motor racing series that takes place in the United Kingdom for the Porsche 911 GT3. Being the fastest and most successful single marque GT championship in the UK, the Carrera Cup is now entering its eighteenth season. With over 30.000 visitors attending the majority of the races and approximately 370.000 visitors over the duration of the season, the championship is fully integrated in the international Porsche Motorsport program. Notable drivers in the championship have been two-time Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup winner Richard Westbrook and Supercup race winner Damien Faulkner.[1]

The series is currently shown live on ITV4 as part of the channel's coverage of BTCC race days.

History

The Porsche Carrera Cup Great Britain had its inaugural Season in 2003, and is since then held across England, Scotland and Ireland. The Championship features a mix of professional motor racing teams and privately funded drivers. The Drivers compete in identical 911 Carrera GT3 Cup Cars, that conform technical regulations for the championship and aim to put driver skills in the spotlight. Although the championship is primarily held across the UK, single races in Germany, France and Belgium had been included to the regular racing calendar in seasons 2011, 2014 and 2015. Notable drivers are 2015 Le Mans winner Nick Tandy, two-time Porsche Mobil 1 winner Richard Westbrook and Supercup race winner Damien Faulkner.

The Championship continues to be a prime support race to British Touring Car Championship and is featured on a 7-hour live coverage on ITV4 each race weekend. Teams, Drivers and sponsors benefit from the Porsche Carrera Cup GB being broadcast on live TV.

In 2006 Porsche introduced a Pro-Am racing class (PA) for non-professional race drivers, giving them a chance to elevate their passion and benchmark their skills on the best national stage possible. By introducing an all-new Rookie class in 2015, Porsche provides a helping hand for young sports car drivers to build a professional racing career. This new class is primarily for young professional race drivers, aged between 17 and 24, with no prior Carrera Cup experience. By operating in its own class, Rookies are also able to compete within one of the other championship categories. The first place wins up to £50.000, the second place wins £20.000 and the third place still wins £10.000. By competing in one of the other championship categories, Rookies are able to win even more money from their respective class.

Also a new 911 Carrera Cup Car has been introduced for the 2015 season. All drivers are now competing in a new flat-six, rear-engine 911 (Type 991) GT3 Cup Car, with 460bhp (338kW). .[2]

Scoring system

Position 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th 13th 14th 15th
Points 20 18 16 14 12 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

1 extra point for fastest lap in each race and 1 point for Pole Position in the first race of each meeting.

Champions

Season Champion Team Champion
2003 United Kingdom Barry Horne United Kingdom Team Parker Racing
2004 United Kingdom Richard Westbrook United Kingdom Redline Racing
2005 Republic of Ireland Damien Faulkner United Kingdom Team Parker Racing
Season Champion Team Champion Pro-Am Champion Pro-Am Team
2006 Republic of Ireland Damien Faulkner United Kingdom Team Parker Racing United Kingdom Phil Quaife United Kingdom Motorbase Performance
2007 United Kingdom James Sutton United Kingdom Redline Racing United Kingdom Nigel Rice United Kingdom Redline Racing
Season Champion Team Champion Pro-Am 1 Champion Pro-Am 1 Team Pro-Am 2 Champion Pro-Am 2 Team
2008 United Kingdom Tim Harvey United Kingdom Redline Racing United Kingdom Tony Gilham United Kingdom ReDesign Racing United Kingdom Glynn Geddie United Kingdom Parr Motorsport
2009 United Kingdom Tim Bridgman United Kingdom Team Parker Racing United Kingdom Glynn Geddie United Kingdom Team Parker Racing United Kingdom Glenn McMenamin United Kingdom Parr Motorsport
2010 United Kingdom Tim Harvey United Kingdom Redline Racing United Kingdom Ollie Jackson United Kingdom Motorbase Performance United Kingdom George Richardson United Kingdom Motorbase Performance
2011 United Kingdom James Sutton United Kingdom Redline Racing Lithuania Jonas Gelžinis Lithuania Juta Racing United Kingdom George Brewster United Kingdom Celtic Speed
2012 United Kingdom Michael Meadows United Kingdom Redline Racing Oman Ahmad Al Harthy United Kingdom Redline Racing United Kingdom Will Goff United Kingdom Goff Racing
2013 United Kingdom Michael Meadows United Kingdom Spain Víctor Jiménez United Kingdom Redline Racing United Kingdom Pete Smallwood United Kingdom Parr Motorsport
2014 United Kingdom Josh Webster United Kingdom Redline Racing United Kingdom Justin Sherwood United Kingdom Team Parker Racing United Kingdom Steve Liquorish United Kingdom Team Parker Racing
2015 United Kingdom Dan Cammish United Kingdom Redline Racing Lithuania Ignas Gelžinis Lithuania Juta Racing United Kingdom John McCullagh United Kingdom Redline Racing
2016 United Kingdom Dan Cammish United Kingdom Redline Racing United Kingdom Euan McKay United Kingdom IN2 Racing Lithuania Tautvydas Barštys Lithuania Juta Racing
2017 Republic of Ireland Charlie Eastwood United Kingdom Redline Racing United Kingdom Alex Martin United Kingdom Team Parker Racing United Kingdom Peter Kyle-Henney United Kingdom IN2 Racing
Season Pro Champion Pro Team Champion Pro-Am Champion Pro-Am Team Am Champion Am Team
2018 Cyprus Tio Ellinas United Kingdom JTR United Kingdom Seb Perez United Kingdom Team Parker Racing United Kingdom Peter Mangion United Kingdom Team Parker Racing
2019 United Kingdom Daniel Harper United Kingdom JTR Republic of Ireland Karl Leonard United Kingdom Team Parker Racing United Kingdom Justin Sherwood United Kingdom Team Parker Racing

References

  1. ^ Porsche Carrera Cup GB Teams and Drivers
  2. ^ [1]

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