Porsche Supercup/Carrera Cup

Volume 9

Volume 8

    • Farnbacher Loles Confirm 2009 Campaign:

      Farnbacher Loles Racing will continue its strong association with Porsche in 2009. The team will again field a host of Porsche race cars in the American Le Mans Series, Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series and Patrón GT3 Cup Challenge.

    • Yokohama Named Presenting Sponsor Of Patron GT3 Challenge (now) By Yokohama:

      Only days after announcing a new title sponsor for its Porsche GT3 Cup-based championship, the International Motorsports Association has secured leading tire manufacturer Yokohama as presenting sponsor and official tire supplier for the Patrón GT3 Challenge by Yokohama. One of North America's largest one-make championships, the series will start its season at Sebring International Raceway in March.

    • IMSA, Patron Partner In GT3 Championship:

      The International Motorsports Association is breaking new ground in 2009 with a new title sponsor for its Porsche GT3 Cup-based championship. The Patrón Spirits Company has joined with IMSA to form the Patrón GT3 Challenge, with news of additional partners to come shortly.

    • The 2008 Season in Numbers:

      Stuttgart. The 16th season of the Porsche Mobil1 Supercup concluded with Jereon Bleekemolen of the Jetstream Motorsport PZ Essen team claiming the title. The new champion from the Netherlands won the series with a 72-point advantage over the second placed driver. Never before has the gap been so large. Over the course of the year, twelve championship rounds were contested in ten countries with an average of 28 pilots from a total of 19 nations competing. A review of the world's fastest international one-make series outlines some more fascinating facts and figures.

    • Monza: Nicolas Armindo Triumphs at Gripping Finale:

      Stuttgart. The final race of the Porsche Mobil1 Supercup in the Italian city of Monza could hardly have been more thrilling. On the damp high-speed circuit, Frenchman Nicolas Armindo (26) navigated his 420 hp Porsche 911 GT3 Cup through the notorious chicanes and brought home the team title for his Konrad Motorsport squad. Second went to Joerg Hardt (Germany) driving for Schnabl Engineering-LKM-KplusK Motorsport. The new champion Jeroen Bleekemolen (Netherlands), competing for the Jetstream Motorsport PZ Essen team, saw the chequered flag in third position.

    • Profile of a New Champion - Jeroen Bleekemolen:

      Stuttgart. Jeroen Bleekemolen is the new champion of the Porsche Mobil1 Supercup. The 26-year-old Jetstream Motorsport PZ Essen team pilot secured the coveted title already in the qualifying for the penultimate round in Spa-Francorchamps.

    • Spa: Sean Edwards Take the Win in the Wet:

      Stuttgart. Sean Edwards from Great Britain triumphed at the eleventh round of the Porsche Mobil1 Supercup in Spa-Francorchamps. For the 21-year-old Konrad Motorsport pilot, this was his second victory of the season, with both wins on wet tracks.

    • Valencia: Third Win of the Season for Jeroen Bleekemolen:

      Stuttgart. Jeroen Bleekemolen (Netherlands) secured the maiden Porsche victory at the harbour of Valencia. At the tenth round of the Porsche Mobil1 Supercup on the new street circuit, the current points' leader controlled the field right from the start and left his opponents no chance. With his third win of the season, the Jetstream Motorsport PZ Essen pilot further increased his lead in the championship.

    • Knockhill: Jota Sport Enjoy Victorious Weekend:

      Jota Sport continued their fine debut season in the Porsche Carrera Cup GB with a race victory, two pole positions and two further podiums as Britain’s premier one make series visited Knockhill in Scotland.

    • Hungary: Faulkner Celebrates Clear Flag to Flag Victory:

      Stuttgart. Reigning vice-champion Damien Faulkner (Ireland) claimed his second victory of the season at the ninth round of the Porsche Mobil1 Supercup on the Hungaroring near Budapest. With this result, the 31-year-old SAS Lechner Racing team pilot moved up the points’ ladder into second.

  • July 2008
    • Hockenheim: Clear Home Victory for Chris Mamerow in Hockenheim:

      Stuttgart. With a blitz start and an absolutely trouble free run, Chris Mamerow (Germany) won his home race of the Porsche Mobil1 Supercup in Hockenheim. After Bahrain, this was the second win of the season for the 23-year-old, who moves up to third in the points’ standings and within striking distance of second.

    • Porsche Mobil1 Supercup Runs as Support to Formula 1 until 2011:

      Stuttgart. The successful partnership between the Porsche Mobil1 Supercup and the FIA Formula 1 World Championship will carry on: The world’s fastest one-make cup will continue to run as support race to the most important international motorsport racing series. The contract renewal between Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG and Allsport Management SA (Switzerland) will be signed on the occasion of the German Grand Prix in Hockenheim.

    • Hockenheim: Jaap van Lagen and Chris Mamerow Ahead by Narrow Margin:

      Stuttgart. The qualifying for the eighth round of the Porsche Mobil1 Supercup promises an exciting race. At the home round of the world’s fastest international makes cup the quickest eight drivers were separated by four-tenths of a second. Jaap van Lagen (Netherlands, Damac Kadach Racing Team) set pole position on the 4.57 kilometre Grand Prix track of the Hockenheimring in 1:42.897 minutes. This marked the first pole position for the 31-year-old, who had won in Istanbul and currently ranks seventh in the drivers’ standings with 55 points. So far, six different drivers have claimed pole position from seven qualifying sessions.

    • Zandvoort: Vital Points of Offer in Round 6:

      Stuttgart. The sixth championship round of the Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland takes off this coming weekend in the Circuit Park Zandvoort (Netherlands). Returning with great memories to the dune track are the two front-runners of Europe’s fastest brand trophy series, René Rast and Chris Mamerow.

    • Silverstone: Edwards Dances Through Rain for Debut Win:

      Stuttgart. Sean Edwards from Great Britain has won the seventh round of the Porsche Mobil1 Supercup. Under extremely wet and difficult track conditions, the British 21-year-old beat his opponents in an exciting race and celebrated his first victory at the world’s fastest one-make series.

    • Silverstone: Hancock Charges to Seventh in Supercup Deluge:

      Jota Sport’s second-ever appearance in the Grand Prix-supporting Mobil 1 Porsche Supercup saw 28-year old Sam Hancock charge from 23rd on the grid to take seventh in a torrential downpour at a sodden Silverstone.

  • June 2008
    • Magny-Cours: Tight Win for Bleekemolen:

      Stuttgart. Great success for the Netherlands at the sixth round of the Porsche Mobil1 Supercup on the Circuit de Nevers. At the 14-lap race on the French Grand Prix track, first and second went to two Dutchman, Jeroen Bleekemolen and Jaap van Lagen, ahead of Stefan Rosina from Slovakia. For Bleekemolen, this marks his second win in France within one week. Last Sunday, the 25-year-old claimed class victory at the legendary Le Mans 24 Hours at the wheel of the Porsche RS Spyder sports prototype.

    • Magny-Cours: Phil Quaife 11th in Supercup Return:

      Phil Quaife was back out on track in the Porsche Supercup this weekend, supporting the FIA Formula One World Championship, at the fast but technical circuit of Magny Cours in France.

    • Magny Cours: Solid Debut for Hancock:

      Sam Hancock took 16th place on his Porsche Supercup debut at Magny-Cours at the weekend, stepping up from the Carrera Cup Great Britain to the prestigious grand-prix support series.

    • Montreal: Rivera, Steiner and Faieta Stand Atop Podium:

      MONTREAL June 8 -- Tony Rivera, Houston, Texas, continued his winning streak in the IMSA Challenge by Michelin Gold Cup passing Dino Steiner, Wehingen, Germany, on the first lap of round six to take his first overall victory in 2008 at the Canadian Grand Prix.

    • Paul Stokell Returns to the Carrera Cup:

      Former Australian Driver’s Champion and two-time Nations Cup Champion Paul Stokell has rejoined Carrera Cup Australia and will make his season debut at Sandown International Raceway this weekend.

    • Two Podiums For Jota Sport At Croft:

      Jota Sport claimed two podiums in the Porsche Carrera Cup’s visit to Croft despite a tough weekend in changeable conditions at the North Yorkshire circuit.

  • May 2008
    • Sherrin Motorsports to End Management Agreement with Cup Car:

      Porsche Cars Australia is well placed to ensure the continued smooth operation of Carrera Cup racing in Australia in 2009 and beyond following the decision by Iain Sherrin to cease ownership of the Category Management Agreement (CMA) at the end of the 2008 season.

    • Thruxton: Duncan Tappy Close To Porsche Carrera Cup Podium:

      Duncan Tappy came within four laps of a podium finish when he made his appearance in the Porsche Carrera Cup at Thruxton this weekend as a reward for making it as a McLaren Autosport BRDC Young Driver of the Year Award finalist. Duncan took part in a test at the Hampshire circuit six weeks ago, the track where he works as a race instructor.

    • Thruxton: Double Victory In Dream Weekend For Jota Sport:

      In only their fourth ever Porsche Carrera Cup GB meeting, Jota Sport secured a memorable double-victory at Thruxton to truly announce their arrival as championship contenders in the UK’s leading one make series.

    • Turkey: Van Lagen Celebrates First Win of Season:

      Stuttgart. Jaap van Lagen secured his first win of the season at the fourth round of the Porsche Mobil1 Supercup in Istanbul (Turkey). The 31-year-old Dutchman had taken up the race from second on the grid and, after an excellent start, outsprinted his pole-setting Damac Kadach Racing team mate Chris Mamerow (Germany) to the first corner. Van Lagen, who contests his first full season in the world’s fastest international one make series, held onto his lead to take the flag in first after 14 laps.

    • Turkey: Team Mates Mamerow and van Lagen Share Front Row:

      Stuttgart. Chris Mamerow (Germany) and Jaap van Lagen (Netherlands) dominated the qualifying session for the fourth round of the Porsche Mobil1 Supercup. The two Damac Kadach Racing team mates secured the front row of the grid on the 5.4 kilometre Grand Prix circuit of Istanbul (Turkey). Initially, the 31-year old Dutchman turned the quickest lap in 1:57.354 minutes to top the time sheets where he remained for approximately 20 minutes. His team mate Chris Mamerow then went one better. The 23-year-old student lapped the circuit in 1:57.094 minutes and secured his first pole position in the world’s fastest international one-make series.

    • Perth's Aaron Caratti The One To Beat At Barbagallo Raceway:

      Given Aaron Caratti’s performance in the third round of Carrera Cup Australia, he would be the favourite no matter where Round Four of the championship was being held.

    • Carrera Cup Secures Complispace Partnership:

      As Australia’s leading corporate governance tool, CompliSpace knows excellence.

      And that is why the Porsche Carrera Cup is thrilled CompliSpace will join the category as sponsor of the championship’s next round at Barbagallo Raceway.

    • Donington: Quaife Denied Victory by a Penalty:

      Phil Quaife pulled out all the stops in round six of the Porsche Carrera Cup GB at Donington Park as he flew home to victory, only to be stripped of it minutes later, once a two-second penalty was applied by the Clerk of the Course, dropping him to third.

    • Positive Results And Points For Hancock At Donington:

      Jota Sport's Sam Hancock scored fourth and fifth places respectively in rounds five and six of the Porsche Carrera Cup GB at Donington Park.

    • Donington: Penalty Robs Jota Sport of Maiden Win:

      Jota Sport left Donington with high hopes after a strong weekend which culminated in race victory for Phil Quaife, who was unfortunate to be handed a post-race penalty.

  • April 2008
    • Catalunya: Seyffarth Takes Flag-to-Flag Win:

      Stuttgart. Jan Seyffarth (Germany) won the third round of the Porsche Mobil1 Supercup at the Spanish Grand Prix. Driving for Konrad Motorsport, the 21-year-old former UPS-Porsche junior took up the 14-lap race from pole position and after a faultless race saw the chequered flag first after 26:16.910 minutes. For Seyffarth, this success on the 4.63 kilometre Circuit de Catalunya near Barcelona (Spain) marks the first in a Porsche brand trophy.

    • Australian Sportscar Racing - Spiraling Out of Control:

      GT Racing in Australia is at crisis point. Over the last week the Australian GT Championship has gone into a tail spin which threatens its existence and the integrity of GT racing in Australia.

      The Australian GT Championship are confident of their continual existence and claim to have “some very exciting prospects for 2009”.

      But the rest of the tale does not look so rosy.

    • Rockingham: Successful Weekend for Jota:

      Jota Sport took some valuable championship points from a challenging weekend at rounds 3 and 4 of the Porsche Carrera Cup GB at Rockingham.

    • Rockingham: Strong points haul for Hancock:

      Jota Sport’s Sam Hancock secured fifth and fourth place finishes from a difficult weekend at Rockingham in rounds 3 and 4 of the Porsche Carrera Cup GB.

    • Rockingham: Quaife Stays Third Despite Frustrating Weekend:

      Phil Quaife held onto his third place in the Porsche Carrera Cup GB drivers’ championship, despite a frustrating weekend in rounds 3 and 4 of the 2008 season at Rockingham.

    • Aaron Caratti's Perfect Weekend:

      West Australian Aaron Caratti (Parklands on Bertram) has produced the perfect race weekend on his way to claiming his first ever Carrera Cup round win.

      Round Three of Carrera Cup Australia, held at Goulburn’s Wakefield Park this weekend, belonged to the affable Sandgroper, who dominated the round from Friday’s practice session to the final race today.

    • Jono Lester Back On The Horse At Wakefield Park:

      Jono Lester would be the first to admit that the past month hasn’t brought much success, be it on track or nursing a broken leg on the sidelines. He had ‘fallen off the horse’ as it were, and with a confidence boost very much needed, it was time to climb back onto the saddle.

    • Bahrain: Chris Mamerow Wins Second Race on the Persian Gulf:

      Stuttgart. At the second championship round of the Porsche Mobil1 Supercup,
      Chris Mamerow from Germany claimed his first win of the season. The
      23-year-old new-comer to the world’s fastest international one-make cup
      took up the race from third on the grid. In lap three he grabbed the front
      position from the leading Jeroen Bleekemolen (Netherlands) and René Rast
      (Germany), and never let it go for the remainder of the 12-lap sprint.
      Following the first two championship races, Mamerow ranks second in the
      drivers’ standings.

    • Bahrain: Bad Luck for Rast as Faulkner Takes the Win:

      Stuttgart. Damien Faulkner won the first round of the Porsche Mobil1 Supercup on the Bahrain International Circuit. The 30-year-old reigning vice champion repeated his success from last year and crossed the finish line first at the season-opening round. Faulkner, who took up the race from second on the grid, won in a time of 25:22.952 minutes, eight seconds ahead of his closest rival.

    • Bahrain: The Rookie Upstages the Field in Qualifying:

      Stuttgart. To open the season, René Rast (Germany) secured pole position for the first round of this year’s Porsche Mobil1 Supercup in Bahrain. At the second qualifying session, which determines the grid line up for the second round of the series on Sunday, the 20-year-old again set the quickest time. At his debut in the world’s fastest international one-make cup, the new-comer takes up both championship rounds from the front of the 26-strong field.

    • Caratti Secures Succesive Pole Positions:

      Aaron Caratti’s (Parklands on Bertram) sensational run of form continues after the West Australian driver claimed pole position for the first race of Carrera Cup Australia’s third round at Wakefield Park, Goulburn, this afternoon.

    • The Fastest Makes Cup in Focus:

      Stuttgart. Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, is searching for the best photo of the Porsche Mobil1 Supercup. In cooperation with the world-leading independent lens manufacturer, Sigma, the company awards a prize for the most unusual photo of the world’s fastest international one-make series every race weekend.

    • Carrera Cup Championship Leader On Notice:

      The gauntlet has been thrown down to Carrera Cup Australia championship leader Craig Baird (ACER/Leading Solutions) as the category heads into Round Three at Wakefield Park, Goulburn, this weekend.

    • Bahrain: Top Drivers Back for More:

      Stuttgart. The Porsche Mobil1 Supercup has never been as powerful as this:
      At the season-opener in Bahrain, pilots contesting the world’s fastest
      one-make cup compete for the first time with the latest Porsche 911 GT3
      Cup. Delivering 420 hp, this sports car is the most powerful Cup-911 in the
      16-year history of the championship.

    • Quaife Returns with Double Podium at Brands Hatch:

      Phil Quaife marked his return to the Porsche Carrera Cup GB with a pair of podium finishes at the season-opening double header at his home circuit Brands Hatch, to leave him third in the drivers’ championship.

    • Race 1 Misfortune Taints Solid Weekend for Hancock:

      A sizeable slice of bad luck took the shine off an otherwise solid weekend for Sam Hancock at the opening round of the 2008 Porsche Carrera Cup GB season.

    • Daniel Gaunt's Carrera Cup Jaunt:

      Carrera Cup Australia will welcome another Kiwi into the fold at its next round at Wakefield Park, with Daniel Gaunt joining the Championship.

      Gaunt, 23, will step into the Sherrin Equipment Porsche driven by Iain Sherrin at the first two rounds of year, in what will be his Australian Porsche debut.

  • March 2008
    • Porsche Carrera Cup GB: Jota Sport Geared Up For New Challenge:

      Jota Sport made their final preparations this week as they ready themselves for their debut season in the Porsche Carrera Cup GB. The team, formed as a division of successful sportscar outfit Team Jota, head to Brands Hatch for the opening round of the championship this weekend in confident mood.

    • Sam Hancock: Season Preview, Porsche Carrera Cup GB:

      London based racing driver, Sam Hancock, has his sights set on nothing less than the Porsche Carrera Cup GB title this year as he heads to the opening meeting of the season at Brands Hatch this weekend.

    • Quaife Eyeing Title-Tilt on Carrera Cup GB Return:

      Phil Quaife is looking to add the overall Porsche Carrera Cup GB title to his 2006 Pro-Am category triumph when he makes his return to the UK’s most prestigious one make racing series this season.

    • Promoting Young Talents in Motorsport: Marco Holzer Joins UPS Porsche Junior:

      Stuttgart. Marco Holzer is the new driver in the UPS Porsche Junior Team.
      Just 19 years old, Marco, from Bobingen in Germany, will be teaming up with
      Austrian driver Martin Ragginger (also 19), who has been racing as a UPS
      Porsche Junior since 2007. The two young drivers will be entering all races
      for the Carrera Cup Germany at the wheel of a 420-bhp Porsche 911 GT3 Cup,
      as well as six races for the Porsche Mobil1 Supercup held on the occasion
      of various Formula 1 events, where they will be guest starters.

    • Phil Quaife Joins Jota for 2008:

      The 21-year old racer will join Sam Hancock in Jota Sport’s assault on the UK’s premier one make category and gives the team, who make their debut in the Carrera Cup this year building on their ongoing sportscar success, two genuine title contenders.

    • Baird Wins Historic Round In Melbourne:

      Craig Baird (ACER/Leading Solutions) made history today at the FORMULA 1™ ING Australian Grand Prix when he claimed the first ever Carrera Cup round win at the Albert Park circuit.

    • Caratti's Maiden Carrera Cup Victory:

      Western Australia’s Aaron Caratti (Parklands on Bertram) has won his first ever Carrera Cup race after taking out Race One at the FORMULA 1™ ING Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne this afternoon.

    • IMSA Challenge by Michelin Porsche Race Preview:

      The International Motor Sports Association (IMSA), Porsche Motorsport North America (PMNA), and Michelin have taken the successful IMSA Challenge by Michelin and expanded it again for 2008. Beginning with the American Le Mans Series' Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring weekend , the IMSA Challenge (renamed from the IMSA GT3 Challenge) will run 14 races at seven venues and will expand into two classes to attract even more participation.

    • Porsche Makes Cups 2008: 25,000 Porsche horsepower on the Hockenheimring:

      Stuttgart. The winter break is over for the teams of the Porsche Mobil1
      Supercup and the Carrera Cup Deutschland. On 5th and 6th March, more than
      40 pilots and 29 teams tested their new racing sports cars for the first
      time on the Hockenheimring in preparation for the upcoming season. The
      Porsche 911 GT3 Cup now delivers 420 horsepower instead of 400hp. The
      aerodymanics of the successful makes cup racer also underwent
      modifications.

  • February 2008
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Volume 7

  • December 2007
    • Pat Long Joins Penske For 2008 ALMS Season:

      Stuttgart. Johannes van Overbeek (USA) is the winner of the 2007 Porsche Cup. This is the trophy Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, has been awarding each year since 1970 to the most successful driver of a private Porsche racing car. On the occasion of the Porsche Motorsports Night in Weissach Executive Vice-President for Development Wolfgang Dürheimer presented the prize and Euro 37,000 prize money to van Overbeek.

    • Richard Westbrook Wins Porsche Carrera:

      Stuttgart. On the occasion of the Essen Motor Show British racing driver Richard Westbrook received a very special prize for winning this year’s Porsche Mobil1 Supercup: In recognition of his victory in the world’s fastest international cup trophy, 32-year-old Westbrook took over the keys to his new Porsche Carrera. Developing 325 bhp, this outstanding sports car is a look-alike resembling the VIP car in the 2007 Supercup season raced by prominent guests of Porsche AG in selected races. Westbrook received the keys to the car as the 15th Champion in the Porsche Mobil1 Supercup from Altfrid Heger, the first driver to win the title in 1993.

    • Porsche Revel 2008 Supercup Car:

      Stuttgart. The new Porsche 911 GT3 Cup is entering the 2008 motorsport season with engine output increased to 420 bhp. The car will be raced in the Porsche Mobil1 Supercup, the world’s fastest international brand trophy, and worldwide in national Porsche Carrera Cups and GT3 Cup Challenges. 265 units of this production-based racing car developed in Weissach will be built on Porsche’s production line in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen, marking a new record for a car of this category.

  • October 2007
    • Hockenheim: Mamerow Wins the Race, Alzen Wins the Title:

      Stuttgart. The champion of the 2007 Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland is Uwe Alzen from Germany. After claiming second place at the final on the Hockenheimring, the 40-year-old professional racer secured the title with a three-point advantage over Richard Westbrook from Britain. Uwe Alzen won the 2007 championship predominantly through his consistence. The German took home points from every race and climbed the podium five times. On the Norisring he crossed the finish line first but lost his position due to a time penalty.

    • Hockenheim: Alzen Takes the Advantage after Qualifying:

      Stuttgart. During qualifying for the ninth and final round of this year's
      Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland on the Hockenheimring, points leader
      Richard Westbrook (Great Britain) and his hottest rival Uwe Alzen (Germany)
      fought for the best starting position for Sunday's decisive 18-lap race, in
      which Westbrook takes off with an advantage of just one point ahead of his
      German opponent.

    • Hockenheim: Porsche Specialists Locked in Title Duel:

      Stuttgart. Only the ninth and final race on the Hockenheimring will bring
      the decision for the title of the Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland this
      coming weekend. After eight championship rounds, each with up to 40 drivers
      on the grid, two Porsche specialists have pulled away from the rest of the
      field and now are now locked in a fight for championship honours. Richard
      Westbrook from Great Britain leads the series by just one point over Uwe
      Alzen (Germany).

  • September 2007
    • Barcelona: Westbrook Takes Title Lead to Final Race:

      Stuttgart. With a flag-to-flag victory at the eighth and penultimate round of the Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland, Richard Westbrook moved into the lead of the championship. The London-based racer won the sprint to the first corner against second-qualifier Jiri Janak (Czech Republic), fended off an attack in the first quarter of the race from Nicolas Armindo (France) and drove to victory with a 6.4 second advantage over the Frenchman followed by Janak.

    • Barcelona : Westbrook Claims Another Pole:

      Stuttgart. A rain shower shortly before the start of the qualifying session for the eighth round of the Carrera Cup Deutschland on the Circuit de Catalunya brought rapidly changing and difficult track conditions.

    • Baird Breaks Through For Race Three Win At Sandown:

      Team VIP Petfoods’ Craig Baird has driven strongly to finish off his round six of the Carrera Cup championship with a race win at Sandown International Raceway today.

    • Spa: Westbrook Again Champion – Huisman Wins the Final:

      Stuttgart. The race for the 2007 championship of the Porsche Mobil1 Supercup has been decided. Claiming sixth at the season final on the Belgian circuit of Spa-Francorchamps, Richard Westbrook again secured the championship title. The 32-year-old Briton took up the race from second on the grid but had to let Patrick Huisman (Netherlands) immediately pass. In the final lap with Westbrook sitting third, Damien Faulkner (Ireland) attacked in the chicane leading on to the finish straight, causing Westbrook to spin and see the chequered flag in sixth.

    • Team VIP Petfoods Defiant In The Face Of Sandown Adversity:

      Team VIP Petfoods’ Klark Quinn, Craig Baird and Tony Quinn have driven through adversity for today’s first two races of round six of the Carrera Cup championship at Sandown International Raceway.

    • Spa: Bleekemolen Takes Fifth Pole of the Season + Grid!:

      Stuttgart. Jeroen Bleekemolen (Netherlands) secured the fastest qualifying time at the final round of this year's Porsche Mobil1 Supercup on the legendary Spa-Francorchamps circuit. In the first flying lap of qualifying the 25-year-old former DTM pilot set pole in 2:24.869 minutes. For Bleekemolen this marks his fifth pole position of the season.

    • Sandown: VIP Petfoods in Top 10 After Qualifying:

      Team VIP Petfood’s reigning Carrera Cup champion Craig Baird has today fought a brave battle against variable weather conditions and bad luck to qualify in the top eight for tomorrow’s first two races of round six of the championship at Sandown International Raceway.

    • Spa: The '07 Finale:

      Stuttgart. High suspense at the finale: The very last race of the Porsche Mobil1 Supercup brings the decision as to which of the two drivers walks away with the coveted trophy. On the legendary Spa-Francorchamps circuit in Belgium, one of the world’s most challenging tracks, series leader Richard Westbrook (Great Britain) hopes to secure the title, as does his hottest pursuer Damien Faulkner from Ireland.

    • Monza: Faulkner Secures the Win + Results:

      Stuttgart. The decision in the fight for the Porsche Mobil1 Supercup championship is still open. Damien Faulkner from Ireland won the penultimate round of the world's fastest international one-make race series in Monza, Italy, ahead of reigning Supercup champion Richard Westbrook (Great Britain). In the overall classification, the 32-year-old Briton leads with a ten-point advantage over Faulkner in second.

    • Monza: Faulkner Takes Pole as he Fights for the Championship + Grid:

      Stuttgart. Damien Faulkner (Ireland), currently ranking second in the Porsche Mobil1 Supercup, gave a clear signal of his intentions in the fight for the championship title.

    • Italy: Westbrook Going for the Title at Monza:

      Stuttgart. The fight for the Porsche Mobil1 Supercup championship shifts into top gear at the penultimate round in Monza, Italy. Reigning champion Richard Westbrook (Great Britain) as well as Damien Faulkner (Ireland) and Uwe Alzen (Germany) all hold excellent chances to claim the title. Points leader Westbrook would have to finish in at least seventh position to win the world's fastest international one-make series before the end of the season.

    • Nurburgring: Westbrook Takes the Win, Alzen Takes the Points Lead:

      Stuttgart. Richard Westbrook won the dramatic seventh round of the Porsche Carrera Cup on the Nürburgring. The Briton took up the 23-lap race from third on the grid and immediately put enormous pressure on Germany's Uwe Alzen in second. Often, the Porsches of the duelling duo were side-by-side whilst braking for the corners.

  • August 2007
    • Istanbul: Bleekemolen Claims Third Win of the Year + Results!:

      Stuttgart. At the ninth championship round of the Porsche Mobil1 Supercup in Istanbul, Jeroen Bleekemolen (Netherlands) celebrated another flag-to-flag victory.

    • Instanbul: Bleekemolen Secures Pole + Grid!:

      Stuttgart. Jeroen Bleekemolen from the Netherlands takes up the first race of the Porsche Mobil1 Supercup in Istanbul from pole position. Bleekemolen needed just one flying lap to secure the fastest time with 1:58.477 minutes. This marks the 25-year-old ex-DTM pilot's fourth pole position so far this season. On Sunday he starts from the front of the field for the third time in succession.

    • Istanbul: Supercup Visits Turkey for the First Time:

      Stuttgart. This coming weekend the Porsche Mobil1 Supercup competes for the first time as support to the Grand Prix of Turkey. The ninth championship round in Istanbul Park promises to be particularly exciting, thanks to the track's interesting characteristics and also with the extreme competitiveness of the championship.

    • Oran Park: VIP Petfoods' Looking for Championship Lead:

      Spectators of this weekend’s Oran Park Jim Beam 400 can rest assured Team VIP Petfoods will provide a show to remember – with not one but two of its champion drivers determined to regain their championship lead in the fifth rounds of the Carrera Cup and Aussie Racing Car categories.

    • Hungary: Westbrook Consolidates Lead + Results:

      Stuttgart. Richard Westbrook (Great Britain) is the winner of the eighth round of the Porsche Mobil1 Supercup on the Hungaroring. The points leader lost the sprint to the first corner against pole-sitter Jeroen Bleekemolen (Netherlands) but grabbed his chance in lap ten when the Dutchman braked too late at the end of the finish straight: Westbrook snatched the lead and from the 10h to the last lap managed to put six seconds between himself and the rest of the field. Westbrook's victory here in Budapest is his second this season after winning in Barcelona (Spain).

    • Hungary: Bleekemolen Blasts the Times + Grid:

      Stuttgart. Twenty minutes into qualifying for the eighth round of the Porsche Mobil1 Supercup on the Hungaroring near Budapest, Jeroen Bleekemolen (Netherlands) uncut last year's fastest qualifying time by 1.2 seconds with 1:48.516 minutes (=145.338 kph) and – like in Monaco and on the Nürburgring - secured pole position. For the Monaco and Nürburgring winner, a nail-biting wait then began. Bleekemolen had used both sets of tyres permitted for the weekend and could only watch from the pit wall while his rivals hunted for a better time.

    • Hungary: Westbrook Looking to Build Lead:

      Stuttgart. After seven of eleven championship rounds, the Porsche Mobil1
      Supercup enters the crunch phase of the championship. Richard Westbrook
      (Great Britain) travels to the eighth round of the season on the
      Hungaroring (Hungary) as the reigning champion and current points leader.
      However, close on the 32-year-old's bumper are a number of determined
      rivals with good title chances who are certain to provide breathtaking
      action in the world's fastest international one-make series.

  • July 2007
    • Zandvoort: Chris Mamerow Celebrates his First Win After a Dramatic Finale:

      Stuttgart . The winner of the sixth round of the Porsche Carrera Cup on the Circuit Park Zandvoort (Netherlands) was only decided in a dramatic final lap. Sitting in third position, Chris Mamerow (Germany) passed first his compatriot René Rast and then promptly took Uwe Alzen by surprise, who had been leading, with a short interruption, since the second lap.

    • Zandvoort: Frenchman, Pla Takes Pole:

      Stuttgart. Two new-comers banished the old-hands to the lower ranks on the grid in qualifying for the sixth round of the Carrera Cup Deutschland. Olivier Pla from France secured pole position on the 4.3 kilometre track in the Circuit Park Zandvoort (NL). Taking up Sunday's 19-lap race alongside Pla is Germany's René Rast. Both drivers compete for the MRS Team PZ Aschaffenburg.

    • Zandvoort: Youngsters Chase the Old Hands:

      Stuttgart. Richard Westbrook returns to Zandvoort (Netherlands) with good memories. On the “Circuit Park“ track last year the Brit scored his first victory in the Carrera Cup Germany – in what was only his second race. But because he joined the 2006 season halfway through the season, Westbrook was not eligible to earn championship points.

    • Nurburgring: Bleekemolen WIns a Thriller + Results!:

      Stuttgart. After a thrilling race, Jeroen Bleekemolen (Netherlands) secured his second flag-to-flag victory in the Porsche Mobil1 Supercup. The Monaco winner crossed the finish line at the seventh championship round on the Nürburgring with just a 1.7 second advantage over the second placed Christian Menzel from the region.

    • Nurburgring: Bleekemolen Claims Pole while Locals Shine + Grid!:

      Stuttgart. Jeroen Bleekemolen from the Netherlands secured pole position at the seventh round of the Porsche Mobil1 Supercup on the Nürburgring. Already in his first flying lap the 25-year-old former DTM pilot undercut last year's pole-setting time by two-tenths of a second. In the closing phase of the qualifying, he even improved on this time by almost three-tenths of a second to achieve a time of 2:03.324 minutes. For Bleekemolen this marks his second pole position of the season, after celebrating a pole to flag victory in Monaco.

    • Qld Raceway: A Valuable Morning For Team Vip Petfoods’ Klark Quin:

      Team VIP Petfoods’ youngest player has seen to it that his home-track Carrera Cup round four campaign kicked-off in fast form today, by putting down one of his best Carrera Cup results ever during the first day of proceedings at Queensland Raceway.

    • Nurburgring: Frank Biela to Pilot Porsche 911:

      Stuttgart. A very special star guest joins the action for the seventh round of the Porsche Mobil1 Supercup on the Nürburgring. Five-time Le Mans winner Frank Biela (Germany) accepted an invitation from Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, to drive the 911 GT3 Cup with the starting number 88. After initial tests, the 42-year-old praised the handling of the 400 hp near-standard racing sports car.

    • Qld's Great Championship Hope: Team Vip Petfoods' Craig Baird:

      Team VIP Petfoods Craig Baird is Queensland’s greatest hope for the 2007 Carrera Cup championship heading into this weekend’s series round four at Queensland Raceway - and if there was anywhere to make his move his home track would have to be the place to do it.

    • Silverstone: Flag to Flag Win for Armindo:

      Stuttgart. Nicolas Armindo from France won the sixth round of the Porsche Mobil1 Supercup in Silverstone (Great Britain). Taking up the 14 lap race from pole position Armindo led the field to the first corner and went on to take the chequered flag first. For the 25-year-old Frenchman, who contests his first season in the world's fastest international one-make cup, this is his first victory in the Supercup.

    • Magny Cours: Alzen Dominates in Difficult Conditions + Results:

      Stuttgart. Uwe Alzen from Germany secured victory at the fifth round of the Porsche Mobil1 Supercup on the Circuit de Nevers. Under wet and difficult track conditions the 39-year-old Supercup champion of 1994 started from pole position and dominated the 11-lap race until crossing the finish line in first.

  • June 2007
    • Magny Cours: Westbrook Holds the Lead with an Eight-Point Advantage:

      Stuttgart. After a four-week break the Porsche Mobil1 Supercup roars back
      into action on 1st July. Travelling to the fifth round of the season on
      the 4.4 kilometre Grand Prix circuit of Magny-Cours (France) at the top the
      points is Richard Westbrook (Great Britain).

    • Darwin: Baird Pushes to Second:

      Team VIP Petfoods’ Craig Baird has pushed on in the 'Top End' to take second outright for this weekend's Hidden Valley Carrera Cup round three - overcoming early setup issues to ensure he remains well and truly in the running for the series championship.

    • Darwin: Unexpected Battle for Baird
    • VIP Petfoods Darwin Race Preview:

      While racing dynasties are nothing new, race fans at this weekend’s Darwin Sky City Challenge, which includes round three of the Carrera Cup series, will have the chance to witness a slightly different on-track family rivalry, courtesy of Team VIP Petfoods.

    • Johannes van Overbeek Leads the Porsche Cup:

      Stuttgart. Johannes van Overbeek from the USA is currently the most
      successful private Porsche race driver, heading the Porsche Cup rankings
      with 3,230 points. This sought-after award has been bestowed on private
      Porsche drivers annually since 1970 with prize-money totalling 153,000
      Euro. At the end of the motorsport season, the winner receives 37,000 Euro,
      second place is rewarded with 23,000 Euro and third 18,000 Euro. Amongst
      the recipients of this esteemed award are such legendary racing figures as
      Bob Wollek and Jochen Mass. DTM professionals like Bernd Schneider and
      Klaus Ludwig have inscribed their names on the list of winners.

  • May 2007
    • Monaco: Bleekemolen Takes a Tight Win + Results!:

      Stuttgart. Jeroen Bleekemolen from the Netherlands won the fourth round of
      the Porsche Mobil1 Supercup in Monte Carlo. The 25-year-old former DTM
      pilot took up the 16-lap race on the Côte d’Azur from pole position and led
      the field over the entire distance. With a perfect performance he left his
      rivals without a chance on the 3.3 kilometre circuit.

    • Monaco: Westbrook Heads to the Principality with a Narrow Lead:

      Stuttgart. The fourth round of the Porsche Mobil1 Supercup at Monaco
      promises gripping racing action. There's no room for the slightest error in
      the narrow streets of the Principality, and Richard Westbrook from London
      comes to Monaco holding the points lead by a narrow margin of just two
      points ahead of Ireland's Damien Faulkner. Both drivers are well known in
      the Porsche makes cup scene for their success in the Carrera Cup Great
      Britain, where Westbrook clinched the championship in 2004, followed by
      Faulkner who was crowned champion in 2005 and 2006.

    • EuroSpeedway: Thrid Win for Westbrook:

      Stuttgart. The dramatic fourth round of the Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland
      on the EuroSpeedway was only decided shortly before the chequered flag. In
      the 21st of 24 laps, Richard Westbrook (Great Britain) overtook Joerg Hardt
      (Germany), who had led from lap 5, under braking for the first corner after
      the finish line at around 250 kph.

    • EuroSpeedway: Armindo Wins but No Points for Westbrook:

      Stuttgart. Nicolas Armindo celebrated his third victory in his Carrera Cup
      career and his first success so far this season after a gripping duel with
      Joerg Hardt (Germany). The Frenchman won after 24 laps with a 0.4 second
      advantage over the German on the EuroSpeedway Lausitz. Up to half-distance
      Armindo had held a clear lead but ultimately came under increasing pressure
      from his German rival, whose Porsche pulled alongside Armindo's yellow 911
      GT3 several times.

    • Nostalgic Winton Return for Team VIP Petfoods:

      Team VIP Petfoods’ defending Carrera Cup champion and current series leader Craig Baird is looking to make a triumphant return to Winton Raceway for this weekend’s round two of the Carrera Cup series.

    • Spain: Richard Westbrook Takes Win + Results:

      Stuttgart. Richard Westbrook (31) dictated the pace of the leading pack at
      round three of the Porsche Mobil1 Supercup in Barcelona. Taking up the race
      from fourth on the grid, the Briton first overtook Alessandro Zampedri (37)
      from Italy and Christian Menzel (35, Germany). In lap six the reigning
      Supercup champion then snatched the lead from pole-sitter Patrick Huisman
      (40). Westbrook won in a time of 26:20.032 minutes, with a 5.462 second
      advantage over quadruple Supercup champion Huisman.

    • Spain: Patrick Huisman Takes Pole Position + Grid:

      Stuttgart. In qualifying for the third round of the Porsche Mobil1 Supercup in Barcelona the 32 competitors provided an extra portion of suspense. The first six pilots were separated by just just two-tenths of a second. Quadruple Supercup champion Patrick Huisman (Netherlands) secured his twentieth pole position in the world's fastest international one-make race series. The 40-year-old professional racer claimed his top time in 1:50.476 minutes.

    • Lausitz: Two Race in One Weekend:

      Stuttgart. For the first time in the history of the Porsche Carrera Cup
      Deutschland two races will be run over one weekend. On the EuroSpeedway
      Lausitz, round three of the series, which has run since 1990, takes place
      on Saturday 19 May. The 38-car grid line-up - the largest in a German
      sprint series – sets off at 4.30pm and runs over 22 laps. On Sunday the
      Carrera Cup gets the green light for the fourth round of the year, also
      over 22-laps.

    • Oschersleben: Richard Westbrook Claims Second Victory:

      Stuttgart. Richard Westbrook (Great Britain) won the second round of the
      Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland in the Oschersleben Motorsport Arena. The
      professional racer from London took off into the 22-lap race from second on
      the grid and promptly beat pole-setter Joerg Hardt (Germany) to the first
      corner. Hardt kept Westbrook under pressure until the fourth lap but had to
      pull into the pits with tyre damage and could only finish the race in 25th
      position.

    • Oschersleben: Qualifying Jörg Hardt on Pole – New Quali Format Provides Suspense:

      Stuttgart. The new qualifying mode for the second round of the Porsche
      Carrera Cup Deutschland in the Oschersleben Motorsport Arena provided drama
      from the very first moment. Initially, all 39 competitors had just a
      quarter of an hour to go for top times. At the end of this session
      positions 16 to 39 were determined. Immediately afterwards, a 10-minute
      shoot-out gave the fastest 15 a chance to secure the top grid positions.

    • Spain: Alzen Travels to Barcelona as Favourite:

      Stuttgart. Following the first two championship races of the Porsche Mobil1
      Supercup, Uwe Alzen rolls to the start of round three on the Circuit de
      Catalunya (Spain) as front-runner of the drivers standings. With 38 points
      to his credit, the 39-year-old reigning vice-champion of the world's
      fastest international one-make series leads a field of well-known rivals.

    • Richard Westbrook Leads the Points – New Quali Format Promises Suspense:

      Stuttgart. For the first time in the 18-year history of the Porsche Carrera
      Cup Deutschland, a Briton leads the field. Richard Westbrook from London
      beat the entire German Cup-elite at the season-opener two weeks ago on the
      Hockenheimring and travels to the Motorsport Arena Oschersleben as
      front-runner. The 32-year-old professional racer is regarded as one of the
      best Porsche race drivers. He contests the Carrera Cup Deutschland series
      as the reigning champion of the international Porsche Mobil1 Supercup. In
      2004 Westbrook won the national Carrera Cup of Great Britain.

  • April 2007
    • Preview of Round 1 of the Porsche Supercup:

      Stuttgart. With the most impressive grid line up in its 15-year history,
      the Porsche Mobil1 Supercup heads into an anniversary season. Two races
      take place on the 5.4 kilometre Grand Prix circuit of Bahrain. A total of
      30 drivers from 15 countries fight for the first victories of the 2007
      season at the two 12-lap sprints in the Sheikdom on the Persian Gulf.

    • Hockenheimring, Race Report:Richard Westbrook Wins Ahead of Joerg Hardt:

      Stuttgart. With a flag to flag victory, Richard Westbrook from Britain won
      the season-opening round of this year's Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland on
      the Hockenheimring. Taking up the race from second position, the
      professional racer from London beat pole-sitter Joerg Hardt in the sprint
      to the first corner. Uwe Alzen, who started from fourth, was also able to
      overtake Hardt. Westbrook, Alzen, Hardt and Chris Mamerow (Germany)
      returned from the first lap leading the 40-car field.

    • Hockenheim: A Tight Grid for Round 1:

      Stuttgart. With a grid of 40 competitors, the Porsche Carrera Cup
      Deutschland roars into its eighteenth season on the Hockenheim. At the
      first qualifying session of the year, Joerg Hardt (Germany) posted pole
      position with a lap time of 1:43.055 minutes. Hardt, who finished the 2006
      season third overall, turned his pole-setting time a mere three-hundredths
      of a second ahead of Richard Westbrook (Great Britain) in second. Westbrook
      tackles a full Carrera Cup Deutschland season for the first time this year
      after winning the international Porsche Mobil1 Supercup in 2006.

    • Hockenheimring Preview - Challenge for the Champions - Chance for the Youngsters:

      Stuttgart. With the largest starter field since its inaugural year back in
      1990, the Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland takes off into its 18th season.
      Nineteen teams have registered with around 40 drivers from ten countries.
      Amongst them are seasoned Cup specialists like Richard Westbrook (Great
      Britain) as reigning champion of the Porsche Mobil1 Supercup and Uwe Alzen
      (Germany), who was not only last year's vice-champion of both the Carrera
      Cup Deutschland and the Porsche Mobil1 Supercup but has also won both
      titles earlier. Christian Menzel (Germany) was the champion of the national
      Carrera Cup in 2005. Patrick Huisman from the Netherlands launches into his
      first full year of the German Carrera Cup after claiming the Porsche
      Supercup trophy four times in succession between 1997 and 2000. Frenchman
      Nicolas Armindo, second overall in the 2005 Carrera Cup Deutschland, also
      belongs to the circle of title aspirants.

    • Porsche Supercup Race Reports from Bahrain + Results!
    • Phil Quaife in the points on Porsche Supercup debut in Bahrain:

      Kent racer, Phil Quaife, was pleased to have a points finish on his debut in this year’s Porsche Mobil1 Supercup, with 13th place in the second race, which followed a 16th place finish yesterday at the Bahrain Grand Prix.

    • Alzen to Start from Pole in 150th Race + Grids:

      Stuttgart. A mere three minutes before the end of qualifying for the first
      round of the Porsche Mobil1 Supercup in Bahrain, Uwe Alzen (Germany)
      snatched the pole-setting time. With this result, the reigning
      vice-champion of the series heads a field of 29 drivers. The 39-year-old
      racing professional secured the first position on the grid with a time of
      2:05.244 minutes.

    • British Racer Phil Quaife Ready for Porsche Supercup Debut:

      British racer, Phil Quaife, is ready for his first Porsche Supercup race next weekend, in front of a Formula One audience, at the Bahrain Grand Prix. The Porsche series supports the FIA Formula One World Championship, which attracts a strong spectator audience that enjoys the wheel-to-wheel action of this highly competitive championship.

    • Solid but Challenging Start for Hancock:

      British Porsche Carrera Cup driver, Sam Hancock , finished 8th and 6th respectively in the series’ opening two rounds at Brands Hatch over the weekend, securing vital championship points from an otherwise challenging weekend.

  • March 2007
  • February 2007
    • Adelaide: Team VIP Petfoods Carrera Cup Race Preview:

      Team VIP Petfoods commences its huge 2007 campaign at the Clipsal 500 in Adelaide this week with its defending champions in both the Carrera Cup and Aussie Racing Cars aiming to continue their hot form from last season.

    • Porsche-drivers training at Cyprus:

      Stuttgart. Stuttgart. Preparations for the 2007 motorsport season are in
      full swing. In addition to their personal sports programme the Porsche
      works drivers met up for an intensive ten-day fitness training on Cyprus.
      Under the direction of sports physician Prof. Dr. Frank Mayer from the
      University of Potsdam, factory drivers Timo Bernhard (26), Sascha Maassen
      (37), Romain Dumas (29), Ryan Briscoe (25), Emmanuel Collard (35), Patrick
      Long (25), Joerg Bergmeister (31), Marc Lieb (26) and Richard Lietz (23)
      focus on strength and endurance in preparation for races in international
      sportscar and GT racing series. Also taking part in the Porsche Fitness
      Camp were UPS-Porsche juniors Lance David Arnold (20) and Martin Ragginger
      (18).

    • Martin Ragginger is the New UPS Porsche Junior:

      Stuttgart. Martin Ragginger (18) from Walz in Austria is the new driver in
      the UPS Porsche Junior team. He joins Lance David Arnold from Germany, who
      now enters his third season as UPS Porsche junior. At the wheel of 400 hp
      Porsche GT3 Cup race cars, the duo will contest all rounds of the Carrera
      Cup Deutschland and six events as guest drivers in the Porsche Mobil1
      Supercup which is run as support to Formula 1. As in 2006, the junior squad
      is run by the Manthey Racing team. Ragginger replaces Jan Seyffarth who
      left after two years.

  • January 2007
    • Porsche Supercup All-Stars Confident Heading into Rolex 24 At Daytona with Synergy Racing:

      Three of Europe's top Porsche racers are eager to join Synergy Racing in the Rolex 24 At Daytona, January 27-28. Englishman Richard Westbrook, Dutchman Patrick Huisman and Austrian Richard Lietz will travel to Daytona Beach, Fla., next week to team with American Steve Johnson in the No. 80 EMC Mechanical/Gamewell Mechanical Porsche GT3 Cup for the historic 24-hour race.

    • PHOTOS: 6 from 2006 - Memories from the Porsche Supercup:

      The 2006 Porsche Michelin Supercup and WPS Carrera Cup were both fantastic seasons. FeedMeSportscars will now bring you some memories from these seasons as part of our photo recap of the 2006 season. We hope you enjoy them.

Volume 6

  • December 2006
    • Porsche Supercup Completes Deal With ExxonMobil:

      Stuttgart. Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, intensifies its
      long-standing partnership with ExxonMobil. The sportscar manufacturer and
      the US-based energy and petrochemical company have extended their
      co-operation contract for another five years. As part of this agreement the
      enterprise will become the title sponsor of the Porsche Supercup. Thus,
      from the start of 2007 the world’s fastest international makes cup will
      accompany the FIA Formula 1 World Championship as the Porsche Mobil1
      Supercup.

    • Wolf Henzler Wins Porsche Cup Based on U.S. Road Racing Results:

      Wolf Henzler, from Nuertingen, Germany, on the basis of wins in both the American Le Mans Series and the Grand American Rolex Series, has won the 2007 Porsche Cup - the trophy awarded annually to the most successful driver in privately-run race cars, by Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, in Stuttgart, Germany.

    • Silverstone and Porsche to Develop Porsche Driver Training Facility:

      An overwhelming majority of British Racing Drivers’ Club (BRDC) members, owners of Silverstone Circuits Limited, have accepted plans for Porsche Cars GB to develop a Porsche Driver Training Facility at the world famous Northamptonshire circuit. Porsche and Silverstone are set to formalise the link and apply for planning permission.

    • Baird Becomes Cup Car Champion:

      Craig Baird became the fourth different winner of the Wright Patton Shakespeare Carrera Cup championship in the category's four year history after a fourth placing in the final round of the series at Phillip Island which concluded today.

    • Reynolds Wins, Davison to Fight On:

      Sonic Motor Racing’s David Reynolds enjoyed a victorious day in the smoke haze of Phillip Island for round eight of the Wright Patton Shakespeare Carrera Cup, as championship contender Alex Davison lived to fight another day.

    • Carrera Cup: Phillip Island Finale to Heat Up Between Davison and Baird:

      Alex Davison warmed up for the final round of the Wright Patton Shakespeare Carrera Cup at Phillip Island by topping the time sheets in the first practice session this morning.

    • IMSA GT3 2007 Schedule Finalized:

      The IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge presented by Michelin has added o­ne of the world's most famed venues to its already solid 2007 schedule. The third-year series will contest a pair of 30-minute events at Indianapolis Motor Speedway as part of the United States Grand Prix, sanctioning body IMSA announced Wednesday.

  • November 2006
    • Preview - Round 8, Catepillar Grand Finale:

      PREVIEW OF ROUND 8 – CATERPILLAR GRAND FINALE, PHILLIP ISLAND

      THE EVENT

      When: Friday December 8 to Sunday December 10
      Where: Phillip Island, VIC
      What: Round 8 of the Wright Patton Shakespeare Carrera Cup Australia

    • Porsche Cars Australia Statement on Sale of Cup Car Shares:

      Porsche Cars Australia (PCA) expects Carrera Cup racing in Australia to continue to prosper with new opportunities following the signing of a Heads of Agreement between Cup Car Australia Pty Ltd and Sherrin Motorsport.

    • Sale of Cup Car Australia and GT3 Experience:

      Cup Car Australia Pty Ltd has entered into a Heads of Agreement with Sherrin Motorsport Pty Ltd for the sale of Cup Car Australia Pty Ltd and GT3 Cup Experience Pty Ltd, CEO Jamey Blaikie announced today.

    • Carrera Cup to Feature at Big Five in 2007:

      The only motorsport category that will feature at the five largest Australian motorsport events in 2007 will be Carrera Cup Australia.

  • October 2006
    • Rodney Jane Sweeps to 11 Straight:

      Yet another triumphant charge by Rodney Jane has seen him make a clean sweep of the TAG Heuer Carrera Challenge during round seven of the Wright Patton Shakespeare Carrera Cup at the Lexmark Indy 300 on the Gold Coast.

    • Three from Two for Davidson:

      Alex Davidson driving the Glenfords Tools/Dewalt Porsche Carrera GT3 Cup car in the WPS Carrera Cup thought he had a perfect weekend. He won all three races but due to a miscalculation, he cannot claim his points.

    • Davidson is 2 From 2:

      Alex Davidson of the Glenfords Tool Centre/Dewalt Porsche Carrera GT3 Cup car has made it two from two at the Indy on the Gold Coast.

    • Davidson Dominant on Day One:

      Alex Davidson won the first race of the Wright Patton Shakespeare Carrera Cup at the Gold Coast.

    • Davidson on Pole at Indy + Grid:

      The Glenfords Tool Centre/Dewalt Porsche of Alex Davidson has set the fastest time and will sit on pole for the first race of the Wright Patton Shakespeare Carrera Cup.

    • Davidson Tops First Practice at Indy:

      Victorian Alex Davidson topped the first practice session of the Porsche Carrera Cup from Surfers Paradise.

    • Gold Coast: Carrera Cup Race Preview:

      PREVIEW OF ROUND 7 – LEXMARK INDY 300, GOLD COAST

      When: Thursday October 19 to Sunday October 22
      Where: Gold Coast, QLD
      What: Round 7 of the Wright Patton Shakespeare Carrera Cup Australia

    • Porsche Combatants Locked at One All - Tomorrow to Decide:

      Alex Davison and David Reynolds are locked at one race win apiece after an enthralling day of Porsche racing in round six of the Wright Patton Shakespeare Carrera Cup held at the Super Cheap Auto 1000 in Bathurst today.

    • Davison Pulls Out a Bathurst Ripper with Seconds to Spare:

      Alex Davison put in a scorching lap around Mount Panorama to land pole position in his Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Car at round six of the Wright Patton Shakespeare Carrera Cup which began in Bathurst today.

  • September 2006
    • Tamara Ecclestone: Keeping it in the Family:

      This weekend (9-10th September) sees Tamara Ecclestone, eldest daughter of Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone proving once and for all that she has what it takes in front of the camera at the Italian Grand Prix in Monza.

  • August 2006
    • Carrera Cup: Preview of Round 5 at Sandown:

      Craig Baird (VIP Petfoods) – Baird continues to lead by a substantial margin despite finishing behind Alex Davison at Oran Park. At the halfway mark of the season, Baird has a 137-point lead over Davison in the standings. He has accumulated eight race wins out of the 12 races so far, but has yet to land a pole position. Baird is one of five Porsche drivers also stepping into V8 Supercars for the first of the V8 enduros this season. The Gold Coast-based Kiwi will partner Jason Bargwanna in the #10 WPS Racing Falcon.

    • Carrera Cup Title Race Goes North of the Border:

      The unique Knockhill track in Scotland is the spectacular setting for rounds 15 and 16 of the Porsche Carrera Cup GB over the weekend of 2/3 September.

    • Carrera Cup Oran Park Preview:

      Craig Baird (VIP Petfoods) – Baird has steadily built a 108-point lead over Jim Richards in the overall standings. This has been managed through seven race wins and two second-placings out of the nine championship races so far. He has earned the favouritism tag coming up to the mid-way point in the season.

  • July 2006
    • Porsche Adds to Lexmark Indy 300 Roadshow in Townsville:

      North Queensland motorsport fans will enjoy live demonstrations from a 997-based Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car during the Lexmark Indy 300 Roadshow to be held outside the Townsville Entertainment and Convention Centre this Saturday July 15 from 12 noon to 5pm.

    • Quinn Encounters Fireworks on Way to Clean Sweep for Privateers:

      Tony Quinn completed a clean sweep at Hidden Valley Raceway this weekend in Round 3 of the Wright Patton Shakespeare Carrera Cup despite a dramatic fireworks accident last night that left him a bit burnt, bruised and battered.

    • Baird Builds A Buffer in Title Chase:

      Although the race honours were shared today, Kiwi Craig Baird took out round three of the Wright Patton Shakespeare Carrera Cup at Hidden Valley Raceway in Darwin from Trans Tasman rival Alex Davison.

    • Hot House Conditions Confront Drivers in Wright Patton Skakepeare Carrera Cup:

      As track temperatures soared in Australia’s ‘Top End’ to 44 degrees Celsius, series leader Craig Baird turned up the heat on his rivals after winning race one of the Wright Patton Shakespeare Carrera Cup at Hidden Valley Raceway today.

  • May 2006
    • Freestone Wins Round 2 of Tag Heuer Carrera Challenge:

      Melbourne driver Paul Freestone claimed the honours in the TAG Heuer Carrera Challenge during Round 2 of the Wright Patton Shakespeare Carrera Cup at Wakefield Park near Goulburn on the weekend.

    • Baird Wins Wakefield Park Round of Carrera Cup:

      New Zealand Porsche driver Craig Baird completed a clean sweep of race wins today in Round 2 of the Wright Patton Shakespeare Carrera Cup at Wakefield Park near Goulburn.

    • Maassen to Race in Porsche Carrera Cup at Thruxton:

      Factory Porsche racer Sascha Maassen will join the Porsche Carrera Cup GB at Thruxton on 3/4 June when he enters Britain’s fastest single marque racing series for his first experience of the high-speed Hampshire track.

    • Qualifying Deja Vu in Wright Patton Shakespeare Carrera Cup:

      Qualifying for the second round of the Wright Patton Shakespeare Carrera Cup at Wakefield Park today followed the same script that was performed at the opening round in Adelaide in March.

    • Porsches Pit in World First for Carrera Cup:

      For the first time in Carrera Cup history around the world, a compulsory pit stop has been added to a race in round two of the Australian series, the Wright Patton Shakespeare Carrera Cup, at Wakefield Park near Goulburn from May 26 to 28.

    • A Quick Refresher - Porsche Supercup:

      Need a quick introduction to the world of the American Le Mans Series??? The basics are here including a quick description of the cars, the calender, the rules and the series history.

    • New Car, Longer Races and Bigger Prizes Boost Porsche Carrera Cup:

      Competitors in the 2006 Porsche Carrera Cup GB Championship, which begins at Brands Hatch circuit in Kent on April 8/9, will not only enjoy the thrill of racing the new Type 997 911 GT3 Cup for the first time but will also be racing for longer and for bigger cash prizes.