1st-generation 964 cup cars competing in 1991
Porsche Carrera Cup race at the Norisring in 2015

Porsche Carrera Cup (sometimes abbreviated PCC) is a number of one-make racing by Porsche premier series competed with, initially Porsche 911 Carrera Cup, then later Porsche 911 GT3 Cup cars. The cars are specifically built by Porsche for one-make racing, with each vehicle identical to those of its generation.

Uwe Alzen driving in a Porsche Carrera Cup Germany 997 cup car in 2006

There are three distinct tiers of racing, the top tier is the Porsche Supercup. Today the Supercup races as part of the support program of the FIA Formula 1 World Championship on most, if not all, of the Grands Prix held in Europe, and occasionally Grands Prix in Asia and North America. Established in 1993, it is the most prestigious one-make series for GT cars.

Dominique Dupuy driving a Porsche Carrera Cup France 996 cup car in 1999

The second tier are the national Carrera Cups, held in Australia, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the United Kingdom as well as International Carrera Cups held across multiple nations in eastern Asia and in the Scandinavian nations of Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. The longest running is the Porsche Carrera Cup Germany, which was also the original series, first held in 1986 using the Porsche 964 Cup racing car. Now in its 36th year it has been one of the world's best known Pro-Am GT series and helped to progress many future World Endurance Champions, Le Mans winners and today is the primary feeder for the Porsche Supercup with many racing teams contesting both series. The Porsche Carrera Cup France began just a year later in 1987. The early 2000s saw a proliferation of Carrera Cups with Great Britain, Australia, Asia and Scandinavia all starting in a four-year burst with Italy following in 2007.

Porsche Carrera Cup 997 cup car at Silverstone in 2008

The third tier is the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge or Porsche GT3 Cup Trophy, recently renamed in some markets as the Porsche Sprint Challenge. This is a mixture of smaller series in Europe, Switzerland based series, Benelux series held across Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg, a Central European series, a Middle East series in the Gulf States, as well as larger series in the Americas; United States, Brazil and Argentina. As well as New Zealand and some which act as a second tier series within Carrera Cup nations. Some GT3 Cup Challenge series will use older Carrera Cup cars from previous generations of the Porsche 911. New Zealand and Australian GT3 Cup Challenges use second hand cars from Carrera Cup Australia series as an example, although largers series, particularly United States and Brazil are effectively Carrera Cups. GT3 Cup Trophies are essentially second tier GT3 Cup Challenges. Superseded Carrera Cup and GT3 Cup Cars have also become popular cars to race in domestic GT series on five continents.

Dutch racer Patrick Huisman is the most successful Carrera Cup racer having won four Supercups consecutively between 1997 and 2000. German driver René Rast won three Supercups (2010–12) and two German Carrera Cups (2008 & 2012). Dominique Dupuy won the French Carrera Cup five times between 1992 and 1999 and New Zealander Craig Baird won the Australian Carrera Cup five times between 2006 and 2013. Christophe Bouchut won the French Carrera Cup four times around Dupuy's five titles, the two dominating the French series for a decade. Dutch driver Larry ten Voorde is currently the defending champion of the Porsche Supercup.

The one-make GT series model has also been used for other Porsche models, usually the entry level Porsche of the time, 924, 944, 968 and Boxster and has proliferated to other manufacturers as well; Ferrari Challenge, Lamborghini Super Trofeo, Trofeo Maserati, Audi R8 LMS Cup, Lotus Cup, MGF Trophy and a multitude of series based on the Mazda MX-5.

Championships

International

Carrera Cup

Sprint Challenge

Champions

Season Carrera Cup Germany Carrera Cup France Mobil 1 Supercup Carrera Cup Japan Carrera Cup GB Carrera Cup Australia Carrera Cup Asia Carrera Cup Scandinavia Carrera Cup Brasil Carrera Cup Italia
1986 Germany Joachim Winkelhock
Not Held
Not Held Not Held Not Held Not Held Not Held Not Held Not Held Not Held
1987 Germany Roland Asch France René Metge
1988 Germany Roland Asch France André Bourdon
1989 Germany Roland Asch France Michel Maisonneuve
1990 Germany Olaf Manthey France Michel Maisonneuve
1991 Germany Roland Asch France Jean-Pierre Malcher
1992 Germany Uwe Alzen France Dominique Dupuy
1993 Germany Wolfgang Land France Dominique Dupuy Germany Altfrid Heger
1994 Germany Bernd Mayländer France Christophe Bouchut Germany Uwe Alzen
1995 Germany Harald Grohs France Christophe Bouchut France Jean-Pierre Malcher
1996 Germany Ralf Kelleners France Christophe Bouchut France Emmanuel Collard
1997 Germany Wolfgang Land France Dominique Dupuy Netherlands Patrick Huisman
1998 Germany Dirk Müller France Dominique Dupuy Netherlands Patrick Huisman
1999 Germany Lucas Luhr France Dominique Dupuy Netherlands Patrick Huisman
2000 Germany Jörg Bergmeister France Christophe Bouchut Netherlands Patrick Huisman
2001 Germany Timo Bernhard France Philippe Gache Germany Jörg Bergmeister Japan Yasuo Miyakawa
2002 Germany Marc Lieb France Sébastian Dumez Monaco Stéphane Ortelli Japan Takashi Inoue
2003 Germany Frank Stippler France Sébastian Dumez Germany Frank Stippler Japan Masayuki Yamamoto United Kingdom Barry Horne New Zealand Jim Richards Hong Kong Charles Kwan
2004 Germany Mike Rockenfeller France James Ruffier Germany Wolf Henzler Japan Masayuki Yamamoto United Kingdom Richard Westbrook Australia Alex Davison Hong Kong Matthew Marsh Sweden Robin Rudholm
2005 Germany Christian Menzel France Anthony Beltoise Italy Alessandro Zampedri Japan Isao Ihashi Republic of Ireland Damien Faulkner New Zealand Fabian Coulthard United Kingdom Jonathan Cocker Sweden Fredrik Ros Brazil Beto Posses
2006 Germany Dirk Werner France Anthony Beltoise United Kingdom Richard Westbrook Japan Isao Ihashi Republic of Ireland Damien Faulkner New Zealand Craig Baird Hong Kong Darryl O'Young Sweden Fredrik Ros Brazil Xandy Negrão
2007 Germany Uwe Alzen France Patrick Pilet United Kingdom Richard Westbrook Japan Shinichi Takagi United Kingdom James Sutton Australia David Reynolds United Kingdom Tim Sugden Sweden Edward Sandström Brazil Ricardo Baptista Italy Andrea Boldrini
2008 Germany René Rast France Anthony Beltoise Netherlands Jeroen Bleekemolen Japan Akihiro Tsuzuki United Kingdom Tim Harvey New Zealand Craig Baird Hong Kong Darryl O'Young Sweden Jocke Mangs Brazil Miguel Paludo Italy Luigi Ferrara
2009 Germany Thomas Jäger France Renaud Derlot Netherlands Jeroen Bleekemolen Japan Yasuhiro Shimizu United Kingdom Tim Bridgman Not Held Germany Christian Menzel Sweden Jocke Mangs Brazil Miguel Paludo Italy Alessandro Balzan
2010 France Nicolas Armindo France Frédéric Makowiecki Germany René Rast Japan Yasuhiro Shimizu United Kingdom Tim Harvey Germany Christian Menzel Sweden Robin Rudholm Brazil Ricardo Rosset Italy Alessandro Balzan
2011 United Kingdom Nick Tandy France Kévin Estre Germany René Rast Japan Hideto Yasuoka United Kingdom James Sutton New Zealand Craig Baird Japan Keita Sawa Sweden Robin Rudholm Brazil Constantino Júnior Italy Alessandro Balzan
2012 Germany René Rast France Jean-Karl Vernay Germany René Rast Japan Ryō Hirakawa United Kingdom Michael Meadows New Zealand Craig Baird Switzerland Alexandre Imperatori Sweden Johan Kristoffersson Brazil Ricardo Baptista Italy Vito Postiglione
2013 France Kévin Estre France Gael Castelli Denmark Nicki Thiim Japan Ryo Ogawa United Kingdom Michael Meadows New Zealand Craig Baird New Zealand Earl Bamber Sweden Johan Kristoffersson Brazil Ricardo Rosset Italy Enrico Fulgenzi
2014 Austria Philipp Eng France Côme Ledogar New Zealand Earl Bamber Japan Ryo Ogawa United Kingdom Josh Webster New Zealand Steven Richards New Zealand Earl Bamber Sweden Oscar Palm Brazil Constantino Júnior Italy Matteo Cairoli
2015 Austria Philipp Eng France Maxime Jousse Austria Philipp Eng Japan Yuya Motojima United Kingdom Dan Cammish Australia Nick Foster New Zealand Chris van der Drift Sweden Johan Kristoffersson Brazil Ricardo Rosset Italy Riccardo Agostini
2016 Germany Sven Müller France Mathieu Jaminet Germany Sven Müller Japan Tsubasa Kondo United Kingdom Dan Cammish Australia Matt Campbell Germany Nico Menzel Sweden Fredrik Larsson Brazil Lico Kaesemodel France Côme Ledogar
2017 Norway Dennis Olsen France Julien Andlauer Germany Michael Ammermüller Japan Shinji Takei Republic of Ireland Charlie Eastwood Australia David Wall New Zealand Chris van der Drift Sweden Jocke Mangs Brazil Rodrigo Baptista Italy Alessio Rovera
2018 Austria Thomas Preining Turkey Ayhancan Güven Germany Michael Ammermüller Japan Tsubasa Kondo Cyprus Tio Ellinas New Zealand Jaxon Evans New Zealand Chris van der Drift Sweden Lukas Sundahl Brazil Werner Neugebauer Italy Gianmarco Quaresmini
2019 France Julien Andlauer Turkey Ayhancan Güven Germany Michael Ammermüller Japan Ukyo Sasahara United Kingdom Daniel Harper Australia Jordan Love Germany Philip Hamprecht Sweden Lukas Sundahl Brazil Marçal Müller Italy Simone Iaquinta
2020 Netherlands Larry ten Voorde New Zealand Jaxon Evans Netherlands Larry ten Voorde Japan Tsubasa Kondo United Kingdom Harry King
Not Awarded
Not Held
Sweden Lukas Sundahl Brazil Miguel Paludo Italy Simone Iaquinta
2021 Netherlands Larry ten Voorde France Marvin Klein Netherlands Larry ten Voorde Japan Tsubasa Kondo United Kingdom Dan Cammish Australia Cameron Hill China Daniel Lu Wenlong Sweden Lukas Sundahl Brazil Miguel Paludo Italy Alberto Cerqui

See also

References

  1. ^ http://www.driverdb.com/standings/6869-2011/ 2011 Porsche Carrera World Cup results

External links