Porsche Carrera Cup

Porsche Carrera Cup (sometimes abbreviated PCC) is a number of one-make racing by Porsche premier series competed with, initially Porsche 911 Carrera Cup, then later Porsche 911 GT3 Cup cars. The cars are specifically built by Porsche for one-make racing, with each vehicle identical to those of its generation.

Porsche Carrera Cup
CategoryOne-make racing by Porsche
CountryInternational
Australia
Asia
Brazil
Canada
France
Germany
Middle East
United Kingdom
United States
Italy
Japan
North America
Scandinavia
ConstructorsPorsche
Official websiteporsche.com/international

There are three distinct tiers of racing, the top tier is the Porsche Supercup. Today the Supercup races as part of the support program of the FIA Formula 1 World Championship on most, if not all, of the Grands Prix held in Europe, and occasionally Grands Prix in Asia and North America. Established in 1993, it is the most prestigious one-make series for GT cars.

The second tier are the national Carrera Cups, held in Australia, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the United Kingdom as well as International Carrera Cups held across multiple nations in eastern Asia and in the Scandinavian nations of Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. The longest running is the Porsche Carrera Cup Germany, which was also the original series, first held in 1986 using the Porsche 964 Cup racing car. Now in its 36th year it has been one of the world's best known Pro-Am GT series and helped to progress many future World Endurance Champions, Le Mans winners and today is the primary feeder for the Porsche Supercup with many racing teams contesting both series. The Porsche Carrera Cup France began just a year later in 1987. The early 2000s saw a proliferation of Carrera Cups with Great Britain, Australia, Asia and Scandinavia all starting in a four year burst with Italy following in 2007.

The third tier is the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge or Porsche GT3 Cup Trophy, recently renamed in some markets as the Porsche Sprint Challenge. This is a mixture of smaller series in Europe, Switzerland based series, Benelux series held across Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg, a Central European series, a Middle East series in the Gulf States, as well as larger series in the Americas; United States, Brazil and Argentina. As well as New Zealand and some which act as a second tier series within Carrera Cup nations. Some GT3 Cup Challenge series will use older Carrera Cup cars from previous generations of the Porsche 911. New Zealand and Australian GT3 Cup Challenges use second hand cars from Carrera Cup Australia series as an example, although largers series, particularly United States and Brazil are effectively Carrera Cups. GT3 Cup Trophies are essentially second tier GT3 Cup Challenges. Superseded Carrera Cup and GT3 Cup Cars have also become popular cars to race in domestic GT series on five continents.

Dutch racer Patrick Huisman is the most successful Carrera Cup racer having won four Supercups consecutively between 1997 and 2000. German driver René Rast won three Supercups (2010-12) and two German Carrera Cups (2008 & 2012). Dominique Dupuy won the French Carrera Cup five times between 1992 and 1999 and New Zealander Craig Baird won the Australian Carrera Cup five times between 2006 and 2013. Christophe Bouchut won the French Carrera Cup four times around Dupuy's five titles, the two dominating the French series for a decade. Dutch driver Larry ten Voorde is currently the defending champion of the Porsche Supercup.

The one-make GT series model has also been used for other Porsche models, usually the entry level Porsche of the time, 924, 944, 968 and Boxster and has proliferated to other manufacturers as well; Ferrari Challenge, Lamborghini Super Trofeo, Trofeo Maserati, Audi R8 LMS Cup, Lotus Cup, MGF Trophy and a multitude of series based on the Mazda MX-5.

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Season Carrera Cup Germany Carrera Cup France Mobil 1 Supercup Carrera Cup Japan Carrera Cup GB Carrera Cup Australia Carrera Cup Asia Carrera Cup Scandinavia GT3 Cup Challenge Brasil Carrera Cup Italia
1986   Joachim Winkelhock
Not Held
Not Held Not Held Not Held Not Held Not Held Not Held Not Held Not Held
1987   Roland Asch   René Metge
1988   Roland Asch   André Bourdon
1989   Roland Asch   Michel Maisonneuve
1990   Olaf Manthey   Michel Maisonneuve
1991   Roland Asch   Jean-Pierre Malcher
1992   Uwe Alzen   Dominique Dupuy
1993   Wolfgang Land   Dominique Dupuy   Altfrid Heger
1994   Bernd Mayländer   Christophe Bouchut   Uwe Alzen
1995   Harald Grohs   Christophe Bouchut   Jean-Pierre Malcher
1996   Ralf Kelleners   Christophe Bouchut   Emmanuel Collard
1997   Wolfgang Land   Dominique Dupuy   Patrick Huisman
1998   Dirk Müller   Dominique Dupuy   Patrick Huisman
1999   Lucas Luhr   Dominique Dupuy   Patrick Huisman
2000   Jörg Bergmeister   Christophe Bouchut   Patrick Huisman
2001   Timo Bernhard   Philippe Gache   Jörg Bergmeister   Yasuo Miyakawa
2002   Marc Lieb   Sébastian Dumez   Stéphane Ortelli   Takashi Inoue
2003   Frank Stippler   Sébastian Dumez   Frank Stippler   Masayuki Yamamoto   Barry Horne   Jim Richards   Charles Kwan
2004   Mike Rockenfeller   James Ruffier   Wolf Henzler   Masayuki Yamamoto   Richard Westbrook   Alex Davison   Matthew Marsh   Robin Rudholm
2005   Christian Menzel   Anthony Beltoise   Alessandro Zampedri   Isao Ihashi   Damien Faulkner   Fabian Coulthard   Jonathan Cocker   Fredrik Ros   Beto Posses
2006   Dirk Werner   Anthony Beltoise   Richard Westbrook   Isao Ihashi   Damien Faulkner   Craig Baird   Darryl O'Young   Fredrik Ros   Xandy Negrão
2007   Uwe Alzen   Patrick Pilet   Richard Westbrook   Shinichi Takagi   James Sutton   David Reynolds   Tim Sugden   Edward Sandström   Ricardo Baptista   Andrea Boldrini
2008   René Rast   Anthony Beltoise   Jeroen Bleekemolen   Akihiro Tsuzuki   Tim Harvey   Craig Baird   Darryl O'Young   Jocke Mangs   Miguel Paludo   Luigi Ferrara
2009   Thomas Jäger   Renaud Derlot   Jeroen Bleekemolen   Yasuhiro Shimizu   Tim Bridgman Not Held   Christian Menzel   Jocke Mangs   Miguel Paludo   Alessandro Balzan
2010   Nicolas Armindo   Frédéric Makowiecki   René Rast   Yasuhiro Shimizu   Tim Harvey   Christian Menzel   Robin Rudholm   Ricardo Rosset   Alessandro Balzan
2011   Nick Tandy   Kévin Estre   René Rast   Hideto Yasuoka   James Sutton   Craig Baird   Keita Sawa   Robin Rudholm   Constantino Júnior   Alessandro Balzan
2012   René Rast   Jean-Karl Vernay   René Rast   Ryō Hirakawa   Michael Meadows   Craig Baird   Alexandre Imperatori   Johan Kristoffersson   Ricardo Baptista   Vito Postiglione
2013   Kévin Estre   Gael Castelli   Nicki Thiim   Ryo Ogawa   Michael Meadows   Craig Baird   Earl Bamber   Johan Kristoffersson   Ricardo Rosset   Enrico Fulgenzi
2014   Philipp Eng   Côme Ledogar   Earl Bamber   Ryo Ogawa   Josh Webster   Steven Richards   Earl Bamber   Oscar Palm   Constantino Júnior   Matteo Cairoli
2015   Philipp Eng   Maxime Jousse   Philipp Eng   Yuya Motojima   Dan Cammish   Nick Foster   Chris van der Drift   Johan Kristoffersson   Ricardo Rosset   Riccardo Agostini
2016   Sven Müller   Mathieu Jaminet   Sven Müller   Tsubasa Kondo   Dan Cammish   Matt Campbell   Nico Menzel   Fredrik Larsson   Lico Kaesemodel   Côme Ledogar
2017   Dennis Olsen   Julien Andlauer   Michael Ammermüller   Shinji Takei   Charlie Eastwood   David Wall   Chris van der Drift   Jocke Mangs   Rodrigo Baptista   Alessio Rovera
2018   Thomas Preining   Ayhancan Güven   Michael Ammermüller   Tsubasa Kondo   Tio Ellinas   Jaxon Evans   Chris van der Drift   Lukas Sundahl   Werner Neugebauer   Gianmarco Quaresmini
2019   Julien Andlauer   Ayhancan Güven   Michael Ammermüller   Ukyo Sasahara   Daniel Harper   Jordan Love   Philip Hamprecht   Lukas Sundahl   Marçal Müller   Simone Iaquinta
2020   Larry ten Voorde   Jaxon Evans   Larry ten Voorde   Tsubasa Kondo   Harry King
Not Awarded
Not Held
  Lukas Sundahl   Miguel Paludo   Simone Iaquinta

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.driverdb.com/standings/6869-2011/ 2011 Porsche Carrera World Cup results

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