Drivers in the Porsche Wilson Security Carrera Cup Australia championship will now have the opportunity to race their Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car in Australia’s greatest sports car endurance race, the Bathurst 12 Hour.
The move will be the second time in the history of the 12 hour event that a Porsche Cars Australia-imported current-generation Carrera Cup race car is eligible to compete; the 2017 Bathurst 12 Hour allowed the 911 GT3 Cup (Type 991.I) to compete after its Carrera Cup lifespan was extended to a fourth year.
The inclusion of a new Class B contender will no doubt assist in Porsche’s continance as the best represented brand at the New South Wales event, featuring more cars than any other automotive manufacturer across the past six races.
“Porsche is excited to provide its Carrera Cup customers the opportunity to race their latest generation 911 GT3 Cup cars at next year’s Bathurst 12 Hour,” said Troy Bundy, Porsche Cars Australia Motorsport Manager.
“In contrast to Carrera Cup’s tradition sprint and endurance formats, this initiative will enable our customers to experience their 911 GT3 Cup race cars in a full endurance setting – including pit stops, co-drivers and providing more racing laps in their 911 race car separate to their Carrera Cup campaigns.
“Porsche has been the best-represented manufacturer in the past six Bathurst 12 Hour events and this announcement will no doubt further boost the brand’s presence at the Mount Panorama sports car enduro.”