Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Porsche 911 GT3 Cup has begun

Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup Bahrain 2008

STUTTGART : March 31, 2009 - The wait for the green light to Porsche’s one-make series will soon be over: Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, begins delivering the new 911 GT3 Cup to the teams of the Porsche Mobil1 Supercup and the Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland. For the 2009 season, the 420 hp racing sports cars underwent modifications to details, including a new air ducting to optimise the interior ventilation. Like last season, in the international Supercup the vehicles are fitted exclusively with the Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake PCCB.

Teams are working at high revs in preparation: For the Supercup pilots the fight for the first victory of the season gets underway on 25th April in Bahrain. A total of eleven championship rounds as support to the FIA Formula 1 Championship make up the 2009 calendar.

For the pilots of the Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland the season kicks off on 17 May on the Hockenheimring. At the renowned brand trophy series, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, two highlights are scheduled: Round two on the Eurospeedway Lausitz (31 May) marks the thousandth Carrera Cup race worldwide and on 11 October the race series makes a guest appearance in Dijon (France), which is historic ground for Porsche: Here Niki Lauda won the French Grand Prix in 1984 with the 900 hp McLaren TAG Porsche.

Porsche Mobil1 Supercup – 2009 calendar

25 / 26 April: Sakhir, Bahrain
10 May: Barcelona, Spain
24 May: Monte-Carlo, Monaco
7 June: Istanbul, Turkey
21 June: Silverstone, Great Britain
12 July: Nürburgring, Germany
26 July: Budapest, Hungary
23 August: Valencia, Spain
30 August: Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium
13 September: Monza, Italy

Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland – 2009 calendar

17 May: Hockenheim
31 May: Eurospeedway Lausitz
28 June: Norisring
19 July: Zandvoort, Netherlands
2 August: Oschersleben
16 August: Nürburgring
20 September: Barcelona, Spain
11 October: Dijon, France
25 October: Hockenheim

Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland Hockenheim 2008

Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup Bahrain 2008

[Source : PORSCHE]


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