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Porsche Supercup

Porsche Supercup
Category One-make racing by Porsche
Country International
Inaugural season 1993
Drivers 16
Teams 6
Constructors Porsche
Tyre suppliers Michelin
Drivers' champion Earl Bamber
Teams' champion VERVA Lechner Racing Team
Official website porsche.com/international
Current season

The Porsche Porsche AG.

Porsche Supercup drivers compete in identical Porsche 911 GT3 Cup cars based on the Porsche 911 Carrera. On average, 24 race cars take part in each race. Most circuits visited by the series are European, although circuits in Bahrain, United Arab Emirates and the United States have been included in the calendar as well.

Contents

  • Racing car 1
    • Tires 1.1
  • Championships 2
    • Driver championship 2.1
    • Team championship 2.2
    • Prize money 2.3
  • Winners 3
  • History 4
  • Popularity 5
  • Porsche Carrera Cup 6
  • Champions 7
  • References 8
  • External links 9

Racing car

American Mark Gillies driving at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in the 2005 Porsche Michelin Supercup series

In the Porsche Supercup the 911 GT3 Cup type 997 is deployed - a car based on the Porsche 911 Carrera. All vehicles are technically identical: 450 hp, sequential six-speed gearbox, aero pack, Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB), 1,200 kg. The PCCB is deployed exclusively in Porsche Supercup.

Tires

Two sets of slick tires may be used per car and weekend. The number of wet tires is unlimited. The tires are identical for all competitors and are not permitted to be pre-warmed or chemically treated.

Championships

Driver championship

Points are assigned to the first 15 finishers of each race and all races count. To receive points a driver must compete in multiple races per season. Since 2008, there have been two bonus points awarded for the driver who secures pole position in qualifying.
Position 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th 13th 14th 15th Pole
Points 20 18 16 14 12 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 2

Team championship

The points of the two best drivers of each team are added up. At the end of the season Porsche rewards the three best placed teams with prize money.

Prize money

In 2006 and 2007, Porsche AG pays around 820,000 euros to drivers and teams. Per race the winner receives 9,000 euros, the runner-up 7,500 euros and the third placed driver 6,500 euros. For a 15th place 1,400 euros are paid. Additionally, the 2006 or 2007 champion receives a Porsche road car. The driver with the fastest laps will be given a premium watch from Porsche Design.

Winners

Dutch driver Patrick Huisman is the most successful driver in the series, having won four straight titles between 1997 and 2000. Fellow Dutch racer Jeroen Bleekemolen and British Richard Westbrook have won two titles each. The reigning champion is the New Zealand driver Earl Bamber, who won the championship in 2014.

History

Since 1993 the Porsche Michelin Supercup has run as support to the FIA Formula 1 World Championship, however the number of races has grown from the original nine to total 13 in 2006, although decreasing to 11 in 2007.

Popularity

At the Grand Prix circuits during 2006 an average of 125,000 spectators witnessed the action from the grandstands at each round. According to Porsche AG races attracted 22 million TV viewers worldwide, most of them in Europe where Eurosport provides regular coverage.[2]

Porsche Carrera Cup

Porsche also runs regional and national one-make series called the Porsche Carrera Cup.

Champions

Season Champion Team Champion Car Model
1993 Altfrid Heger Porsche Zentrum Koblenz
1994 Uwe Alzen Porsche Zentrum Koblenz
1995 Jean-Pierre Malcher JMB Competition
1996 Emmanuel Collard JMB Competition
1997 Patrick Huisman Olaf Manthey Racing
1998 Patrick Huisman Olaf Manthey Racing
1999 Patrick Huisman Olaf Manthey Racing
2000 Patrick Huisman Olaf Manthey Racing
2001 Jörg Bergmeister Farnbacher Racing
2002 Stéphane Ortelli Kadach Tuning
2003 Frank Stippler Farnbacher Racing
2004 Wolf Henzler Farnbacher Racing
2005 Alessandro Zampedri Walter Lechner Racing
2006 Richard Westbrook Tolimit Motorsport Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Type 997
2007 Richard Westbrook HISAQ Competition Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Type 997
2008 Jeroen Bleekemolen Jetstream Motorsport Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Type 997
2009 Jeroen Bleekemolen Konrad Motorsport Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Type 997
2010 René Rast Al Faisal Lechner Racing Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Type 997
2011 René Rast Veltins Lechner Racing Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Type 997
2012 René Rast Hermes Attempto Racing Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Type 997
2013 Nicki Thiim Attempto Racing Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Type 991
2014 Earl Bamber VERVA Lechner Racing Team Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Type 991

References

  1. ^ "ExxonMobil Named Title Sponsor of Porsche Supercup". Retrieved 2007-03-05. 
  2. ^ "Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup website". Retrieved 2007-03-05. 

Auto Motor und Sport

External links

  • The Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup website
  • Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup Online Magazine
Carrera Cup
  • The Porsche Carrera Cup Great Britain
  • 997 Cup
  • The Porsche Carrera Cup Asia
  • The Porsche Carrera Cup Asia Season
  • The Porsche Carrera Cup Scandinavia (in swedish)
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