Porsche is a company that feels at home on the race track. We build race cars and compete in motor sports out of passion. Out of tradition. And as a matter of principle. The principle that lessons learned in motor sports can transfer directly to series production, resulting in sports cars that reveal their origins to every driver.
Now, with over 60 years of motor sports experience, Porsche boasts more than 30,000 race victories.
Porsche’s participation in the international arena, which includes a record-breaking 18 victories in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, helps elevate Porsche Motorsport to the highest level of racing competition globally.
When it comes to Porsche one-make series worldwide, our philosophy is similar: Equal opportunities and fairness. Technically, the 911 GT3 Cup race cars are absolutely identical. What counts is the performance of the drivers and teams whose investments are protected by clearly defined, long-established rules.
The racers: Young contenders challenge old hands – and semi-professionals measure their performance against professionals. Both nationally and internationally. In the GT3 Cup Challenges, the Porsche Carrera Cups or the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup. The combination of experience and hunger for success is what makes the competitions so unusual – and the career springboard for talent.
Porsche’s one-make racing started with the creation of 944 Turbo Cup in Germany, 1986. This was the forerunner to the Carrera Cup for which the Porsche racing department was given a brief to design and build the first 911 model specifically for one-make racing. The car they created was the 911 Carrera 2 Cup which, when it made its debut on the race track in Germany at the start of 1990, opened the first chapter in the Carrera Cup history book. An immediate success, the Carrera Cup soon expanded globally.
The international Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup, which supports the Formula 1 World Championship in Europe and the United States, began in 1993 and thrived with the introduction of the 911 Cup 3.8 the following year.
The Carrera Cup formula came to Australia in 2003 and will enter its 13th season on track in 2017. Five years after the introduction of Carrera Cup, Australia’s second Porsche one-make series was established – GT3 Cup Challenge.
Today, in addition to the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup, there are eight Porsche Carrera Cups worldwide: Asia, Australia, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Japan and Scandinavia, as well as a further 11 GT3 Cup Challenges. And Australia leads the way as one of just three regions to feature both Carrera Cup and GT3 Cup Challenge championships, providing unique opportunities for Australian racers.