Attracting some of the Asia Pacific region’s best Pro and Pro-Am sports car drivers, Porsche PAYCE Carrera Cup is the premier one-make championship in Australia drivers competing in identical Porsche 911 GT3 Cup race cars.
Born on the 911 production line in Stuttgart, the second-generation 991-series 911 race car was introduced to the series in 2018, offering improved performance and safety over its predecessor. Its impact drew huge interest globally with healthy fields and intense competition featuring across all classes. This too was evident in Australia where the breadth and quality of competition set the standard for one-make competition throughout the 2018 and 2019 seasons.
The 2020 Porsche PAYCE Carrera Cup season promises to be the biggest on record enjoy the largest sponsorship support, television package and prize pool in Carrera Cup’s 16-year history.
Porsche have also announced it will be the official support category for the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2020, combining rounds of Porsche Carrera Cup France (PCCF) and Porsche Carrera Cup Germany (PCCD). As a result, Porsche has also offered the opportunity for one driver from each Carrera Cup series globally, to compete and represent their country at this iconic event racing against a field of over 60 Cup Cars just before the start of the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
This once in a lifetime opportunity for one lucky competitor will be open to all 2020 Porsche PAYCE Carrera Cup drivers in Australia.
The 2020 calendar aligns with rounds of the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship and the Australian Grand Prix, with the country’s premier support category encompassing an eight round series headlining at Australia’s marquee motorsport events across the country.
The 2020 calendar kicks off with its traditional start at the Superloop Adelaide 500 on the 20-23 February followed by the glitz and glamour of the Australian Grand Prix on the 12-15 March. There is an early break over April and May before the Porsche PAYCE Carrera Cup Championship reconvenes for round 3 at the Watpac Townsville 400 in 26-28 June.
The Championship stays up north for round 4 in Darwin Triple Crown on the 17-19 July before heading back south for the highly anticipated Sydney Super Night Race on the 28-10 August. A month later the teams will again enjoy the fast and flowing curves of The Bend Motorsport Park, before heading to the Bathurst 1000 in early October. The final round again will be at the Vodafone Gold Coast 600 on the 30 October – 01 November.
Carrera Cup will be more visible than ever in 2020 with every race live, in HD and ad break free on Fox Sports and Kayo Sports. The 2020 season will also see free-to-air live coverage and replays on Channel 10 increasing to record levels, delivering a world class broadcast package.
As the championship is owned and operated by Porsche Cars Australia, the brand ensures Carrera Cup is run at the highest standard by Porsche’s in-house motorsport team.
Full fields, tremendous racing cars and some of Australia’s best Pro and Pro-Am sports car drivers… Be sure to follow the Porsche Carrera Cup Australia championship in 2020.
Text source: Porsche Carrera Cup Website