Int. one-make series newsletter 33_2017
Porsche Carrera Cup Australia
October 20-22, 2017 Gold Coast / Australia
Australia crowns champions, announces Title Partner & sold out grid for 2018
Champions crowned in Surfers Paradise: David Wall entered the Gold Coast finale with a significant points advantage ? 62 points with 180 on offer. Second placed Andre Heimgartner, who placed second, first and third in the three races, reduced the points margin to just 20 points, ultimately handing Wall the closest ever Carrera Cup title win. Stephen Grove won his second TAG Heuer Carrera Challenge (Class B/Amateur) title having secured the class crown at the penultimate Bathurst event. Two race wins handed young gun Jaxon Evans the Gold Coast round win while Dean Cook won the Challenge round.
Gold Coast Event Wrap Video: https://youtu.be/D3KglG6pvKI
Endurance Cup: Alex Davison and Marc Cini won the newly created Endurance Cup ? a mini-series counting the points scored in the series? three long-distance races. Davison?s win came after a secondary pre-determined countback system ? both Davison and Heimgartner scored a first, second and third place in the award, which was ultimately determined by the driver who recorded the first race win.
2017 Awards Night: Carrera Cup Australia celebrated its 2017 season and officially crowned its champions on the Sunday night at QT Gold Coast, a short walk from the Carrera Cup pits, with an attendance of 180 at the gala Awards Night.
Awards Night Video: https://youtu.be/kDAa5-Y2Qf0
2018 Title Partner announced: At the 2017 Awards Night, it was announced that Wilson Security would become the Title Partner for the 2018 Carrera Cup Australia season.
2018 Title Partner Launch Video: https://youtu.be/GDBHuIw-qVI
Sold out for 2018: On Thursday before the 2017 season finale, Porsche Cars Australia announced that it had sold out of the 24 911 GT3 Cup cars allocated to the championship in 2018 and confirmed the two additional 911 GT3 Cup cars previously allocated to the country?s Porsche Sport Driving School will now be sold for use in Carrera Cup.
For more information, please visit: www.carreracup.com.au
Porsche Carrera Cup Italia
October 21-22, 2017 Monza / Italy
Alessio Rovera is the new champion of the Italian one-make series.
Tsunami RT's driver (22 years old) claimed his first title in the series after a dramatic race 2 in Monza. The day before Rovera wons the race 1 from pole position ahead of Mattia Drudi and his rival Riccardo Pera. Ebimotors's driver recovered from 12th on the grid to 3rd and manage to keep the championship lead by 3 points.
On Sunday, during the fourth lap of the very last race of the season, Pera was in 3rd position then he mistakes at the famous Parabolica curve damaging his car forcing him to retired. Drudi wons the race while 2nd place was more than enough for Rovera to beat Pera for the title. Luca Pastorelli (Dinamic Motorsport) complete the podium at the 3rd place.
Despite a very difficult weekend, Ivan Jacoma (Ghinzani Arco Motorsport) wons the Michelin Cup title ahead of Alex De Giacomi (Dinamic Motorsport), while Rovera's 2nd position also gave Tsunami RT the Team title. Gianmarco Quaresmini (Dinamic Motorsport) and Enrico Fulgenzi (Ghinzani Arco Motorsport) fought hard to be 3rd in the championship behind Rovera and Pera and at the end Fulgenzi managed to beat Quaresmini for 1 point. Simone Pellegrinelli (Bonaldi Motorpsort) conclude his first Carrera Cup Italia season in 5th position overall ahead of Daniele Cazzaniga (Ghinzani Arco Motorsport) and Francesca Linossi (Dinamic Motorsport) who became this season the first woman to be on a Carrera Cup podium (2nd at Mugello's race 1).
For more information please visit: https://www.carreracupitalia.it/ita