Now in its 13th season, Porsche Carrera Cup Australia in 2017 is the top one-make sports car championship in the country.
Owned and operated by Porsche Cars Australia, the championship exclusively uses the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup (Type 991) car – a purpose-built race car constructed at the home of Porsche in Germany.
The stars of Carrera Cup range from experienced high-profile racers and young up-and-comers to businessmen who hold their own behind the wheel of a race car. This mix of professional and semi-professional drivers provides both the high level of popularity and exposure and strong foundations for a successful motor racing championship.
The one-make Porsche formula is a proven success, with Carrera Cup championships successfully racing in eight regions around the globe – Australia, Asia, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Japan and Scandinavia.
Porsche hosts these championships in conjunction with its top-tier international one-make championship, Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup, which races solely as a Formula 1 support category.
The majority of Carrera Cup rounds in Australia are held at V8 Supercars events, with the 2016 championship to continue its annual Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix visit and headline the second running of Porsche Rennsport Australia.
Text source: Porsche Carrera Cup Website