Next-gen 911 GT3 Cup Set to Launching in Porsche Carrera Cup Asia – The Checkered Flag
Head of Porsche Motorsport Asia Pacific, Alexandre Gibot, revealed on 2 December 2020, that the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia will return in 2021. The season will feature 15 rounds separated over 7 weekends. The brand-new season will also sign up with 2 Solution 1 Grand Prix’s, with the new 2021 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup.
The new season will get underway at the Chinese Grand Prix on 9-11 April, with another F1 assistance race in Singapore on 1-3 October. The series likewise joins the 10 Hours of Suzuka that will happen on 20-21 August. There are 4 other occasions in, Zhuhai, Zhuzhou, Ningbo and another race in Shangai will correspond with an expanded Porsche Sports Cup China calendar.
Considering that 2003, Porsche Carrera Cup Asia assisted both Pro and Am motorists trough the ranks. Double series champ Earl Bamber who is now a Porsche factory driver. Also thr Am class will make there debut in the 2021 season togheter with the existing Pro and Pro-Am categories, to accomodate every ability level.
Daniel Schmollinger, Vice President Marketing, Porsche China: “2021 will be 20 years considering that Porsche initially established itself in China and the upcoming Porsche Carrera Cup Asia season is set to honour that with a new Porsche 911 GT3 Cup, a great calendar and, of course, some fantastic racing. Motorsport remains in Porsche’s DNA so we are really pleased to not just be the very first single-make champion to return, but also that we can accommodate those not able to finish the full season and still use a strong plan as a series.”
Alexandre Gibot, Head of Porsche Motorsport Asia Pacific: “We are really happy to announce that we are back. Porsche is totally committed to going back to the race track with our consumers and although we have had the ability to host 2 Porsche Sports Cup China events this year, this is a real marker towards going racing once again. 2021 is an essential year for us, as we celebrate 20 years of Porsche China and invite a new generation of the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup which we are really delighted to debut in Porsche Carrera Cup Asia as it declares that the region is a key market for Porsche. We will also be bringing Porsche Sports Cup China to two new venues in Zhuzhou and Ningbo to now cover more of the south and east of China.”
Official Test Days Shanghai International Circuit 19-21 March
Rounds 1-2 Shanghai International Circuit April 9-11 *.
Rounds 3-4 Zhuhai International Circuit 14-16 May.
Rounds 5-6 Zhuzhou International Circuit 25-27 June.
Rounds 7-8 Ningbo International Circuit 16-18 July.
Rounds 9-10 Suzuka International Circuit 20-21 August **.
Rounds 11-12 Marina Bay Circuit 1-3 October *.
Rounds 13-15 Shanghai International Circuit 29-31 October.
* Formula 1 assistance race.
** Suzuka 10 Hours support race.
Rounds 1-2 Zhuhai International Circuit 14-16 May.
Rounds 3-4 Zhuzhou International Circuit 25-27 June.
Rounds 5-6 Ningbo International Circuit 16-18 July.
Rounds 7-8 Shanghai International Circuit 29-31 October.