With Chinese motorsport back in full swing, four Porsche Motorsport Asia Pacific customers will contest the inaugural round of the brand new GT Super Sprint Challenge (GTSSC) at the Shanghai International Circuit.
On Saturday night, two days before the Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition, Porsche celebrated its 20-year anniversary in the Chinese mainland and announced Kris Wu as the first Porsche China Motorsport Representative.
Many people are surprised to hear that his racing career began at the relatively late age of 40, and even more so when they discover he scored a podium finish in his first race. David Szu believes his age was actually an advantage, because he knew exactly what he wanted to achieve when he set out to compete on the track. When we met David, he was preparing for the 2020 Porsche Sports Cup China, hoping for another breakthrough in his 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport.
Porsche will continue its partnership with KC Motorgroup Ltd. (KCMG) in 2021 as the team once again takes on selected rounds of the Nürburgring Langstrecken Serie (NLS), along with the world-famous Nürburgring 24 Hours.
Belgian racer Alessio Picariello will continue as the Porsche Motorsport Asia Pacific Selected Driver for a second year and will switch to a Nordschleife-based programme in the Nürburgring Langstrecken Serie (NLS) and Nürburgring 24 Hours.
Alexandre Gibot, Head of Porsche Motorsport Asia Pacific, today announced at the annual Porsche China Dealer Conference in Sanya that Porsche Carrera Cup Asia will return in 2021. The season comprises of 15 rounds over seven weekends, featuring two Formula 1 Grands Prix supports, with the added highlight of using the new-for-2021 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup.
Belgian racer Alessio Picariello won the European Le Mans Series LMGTE drivers’ title alongside his Proton Competition Porsche 911 RSR team-mates Christian Reid and Michele Beretta in his first season with Porsche and in the series.
Alongside the Porsche Sportscar Together Day, the third edition of the Porsche Sports Cup in China welcomed 490 participants in various road and race car events at the Shanghai International Circuit.
Following a successful return to the track at the Zhuhai International Circuit in July, Porsche Sports Cup will be hosted at the Shanghai International Circuit this weekend for a joint brand celebration with the Porsche Sportscar Together Day.
ROWE Racing’s #98 Porsche 911 GT3 R of Earl Bamber, Laurens Vanthoor and Nick Tandy gave Porsche a second consecutive TOTAL 24 Hours of Spa victory and the eighth overall. Dinamic Motorsport’s #54 crew of Sven Muller, Christian Engelhart and Matteo Cairoli made it a double podium of the Weissach-based marque in third.
Porsche Motorsport Asia Pacific customer KCMG will field the 2019 winning line-up of Kevin Estre, Richard Lietz and Michael Christensen in a factory-supported effort at the 2020 TOTAL 24 Hours of Spa.
Porsche Motorsport Asia Pacific customer KCMG will be one of the factory-supported entries at the 2020 Nürburgring 24 Hours, with its two Porsche 911 GT3 R representing the Asia-Pacific region in one of the world’s biggest endurance races.