Porsche Carrera Cup Australia drivers will have a long-distance fight on their hands when battling for the 2017 Endurance Cup.
The new initiative will see the Carrera Cup championship complete one longer distance race, in addition to two regular sprint races, at three of the season’s marquee events – the Wilson Security Sandown 500, Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 and Gold Coast 600.
As a true test of the drivers’ endurance, there will be no co-drivers used for these races, so drivers will need to be prepared to last the distance – approximately double that of the series’ regular sprint races.
The Endurance Cup will not only provide drivers more racing laps at iconic events, but also provide increased opportunity for valuable exposure at the traditionally popular Supercars Championship endurance rounds.
Each race of the Endurance Cup will also count towards the regular series points for each weekend. The highest point-scoring driver from the combined three endurance races in both the Outright and TAG Heuer Carrera Challenge classifications will be awarded the Endurance Cup.