Porsche has successfully delivered the new Porsche 911 GT3 Cup race car to its teams ahead of the 2014 Porsche Carrera Cup Australia season.
Porsche Cars Australia conducted a four-day training and hand-over event at Sydney Motorsport Park to train teams on servicing and repairing the new car along with the new-to-Carrera Cup Cosworth data system.
The teams then spent the final day-and-a-half of the event shaking down and testing their new Type 991 GT3 Cup cars, with the majority to conduct further pre-season testing before the season opening Clipsal 500.
“The four-day hand-over event proved hugely successful both for Porsche and for the teams present,” said Porsche Cars Australia Motorsport Manager Cam McConville.
“All teams attended the event, where Porsche educated teams on all aspects of the new car from engine, clutch and gearboxes to our new Cosworth data system and damage repair.
“The feedback from the teams has been tremendous. The car is brilliant to drive, has extraordinary performance and the pneumatic paddle-shift system is a hit with all the drivers, especially with the Elite Class drivers who have been able to extract greater performance out of the car.”
Ben Barker, 2013 Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup driver, also attended the test on behalf of Porsche Cars Australia to help drivers adapt to the new machinery.
Porsche Carrera Cup Australia will officially begin its 2014 season on February 27 to March 03 for the Clipsal 500 in Adelaide, South Australia.