Int. one-make series newsletter 38_2017 - Championship Dinner ja paljon muuta
Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup
Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland
November 25, 2017 Böblingen / Germany
A reason to celebrate: Champions Dinner 2017
On Saturdays evening the Porsche Carrera Cup Germany and Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup celebrated their Championship Dinner 2017. The dinner toked place at the Legendenhalle in the Motorworld Böblingen. It was an appropriate evening for the champions of 2017.
During the whole evening a film crew was present and produced a nice video giving a good impression of the atmosphere during the evening. Please find the video in the links below.
Video highlights of the evening: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YfwO7Qvti0Y
For more information please visit: https://www.racecam.de/
Porsche Carrera Cup Asia
November 6-8, 2017 Shanghai / China
16-year-old Daniel Lu selected as youngest-ever Porsche China Junior
After three days of grueling tests and careful consideration, 16-year-old Shanghai native Daniel Lu has been named as the Porsche China Junior for the 2018 Porsche Carrera Cup Asia season.
Beginning the selection process for the Junior Programme in August, Porsche China saw a flurry of applicants with nearly 300 young drivers from across the region seeking to become the next supported talent.
The final selection of hopefuls gathered at Shanghai International Circuit shortly after the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia season finale to undergo 3 days of rigorous tests from November 6 to 8.
Day 1 of the testing began early Monday morning on the 6th as all finalists gathered to undergo a series of physical tests, checking endurance, flexibility, strength and reaction times, under guidance from physical therapists and trainers who were flown in from Italy.
In the afternoon, their ability to conduct media interviews was tested as journalists from SportAuto sat down with each applicant individually to perform a video interview.
Finishing off a demanding day of assessment, the 7 drivers then faced a detailed interview by a panel of Porsche judges that included Porsche Junior Programme coach Sascha Maassen and Head of Porsche Motorsport Asia Pacific Alexandre Gibot.
On Day 2, the young drivers were faced with the task of showing their ability to drive different vehicles in a diverse range of environments as they headed to the soon to be opened Porsche Experience Centre in Shanghai. Once there they each took turns piloting a 911 Turbo, 911 Carrera S, 718 Cayman S and Cayenne S on both wet and dry conditions as they were engaged in handling, kick-plate and slalom, among several other tests.
Onsite to assess their driving were Porsche works drivers Patrick Pilet and Earl Bamber, former Porsche Carrera Cup Asia Champion Alexandre Imperatori and Junior coaches Sascha Maassen, who assessed and coached the young drivers.
Finally, the last day of testing saw each driver get behind the wheel of the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup (Type 991) as they took to the track to do test laps.
In the following weeks, the performance of each junior was thoroughly reviewed before the announcement on December 1st that Daniel Lu would become the Porsche China Junior Team driver for 2018.
Along with his selection, he will receive a fully sponsored Porsche 911 GT3 Cup (Type 991 Gen II) car and entry fee to represent the Porsche China Junior Team in the Overall class for the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia?s 2018 season. Daniel will also receive training and coaching from some of Porsche?s most renowned factory drivers, including Earl Bamber and Porsche Junior Programme coach Sascha Maassen. Lu will also have the chance to compete to participate in the global Porsche Junior Shootout.
For more information please visit: www.carreracupasia.com
Porsche Império GT3 Cup Challenge Brasil
December 2, 2017 Interlagos / Brasil
Season ends with 500km endurance race and announcement Brazilian Junior Programme for 2018
Porsche Império GT3 Cup had a superb 500 km race to end its endurance and 2017 season. Race had 4 hours of live broadcast in SporTV cable channel, Brazilian leading all-sports TV channel. Pre-race activities also featured a special report on Brazilian leading sports show Globo Esporte, in open air TV, where the show host received an Olympic swimming medalist for a driving challenge. They were both given driving instructions from Porsche Império GT3 Cup professional consultant drivers and had a time trial right after.
The final was the perfect opportunity to showcase the new 991-II car, that will be introduced next year with the launch of pro series Carrera Cup Brasil. Consultant driver Max Wilson did demonstration laps with the 4.0 liters powered engine. Performance was not the purpose, even though lap times were down about 2 seconds in comparison to the 991-I vehicles.
With the presence of Junior Programme factory drivers Thomas Preining and Dennis Olsen, the race was a great occasion to disclosure Brazilian Junior Programme for 2018. Nine strong drivers from 16 to 22 years old will have a 4 day activities camp, that will regard the top 3 with partial sponsor to compete the full 2018 season.
The longest race of the season had 70 drivers in action, in 30 cars (20 Cup Series and 10 Challenge Series). Race had 17 lead changes among 6 cars during 3 hours and 46 minutes. Duo JP Mauro/Felipe Fraga prevailed, earning the first win to the Hero sponsored car #90. It was also JP?s first win in the top division.
Titles contenders in Cup Series had trouble in their pit-stops, with #3 drivers Jimenez/Rodrigo Baptista car demanding the use of a backup vehicle during one of the 38 minutes mandatory stints. Shell sponsored car of Lico Kaesemodel and Ricardo Zonta did an overtake in the pit lane and had to pay two time penalties (as they spent less time than the mandatory while paying the first penalty). As a result, Miguel Paludo, finishing P7 along with Nascar regular driver Justin Allgaier, clinched both the Endurance and Overall titles. The Brandt car racer is now Porsche Império GT3 Cup Brazil most awarded driver, with 5 championships under his belt.
Challenge Series race was won by Alan Hellmeister/Luca Seripieri duo. They were crowned season champions of their class after their great result. It is Hellmeister?s second consecutive championship, as last year he won Cup Series Endurance Series. For youngster Seripieri, its his first ever championship, as his car racing carreer has begun one year ago.
Offtrack amenities were also a high at track, with a kindergarten area for children, foodtrucks and simulators for guests and massage area for the drivers.
Once more there were a Porsche street car parade, engaging over 100 car owners that spend the afternoon at track to see the race. Porsche Experience activities had high demand as there were over 150 ride alongs given to guests, media and sponsors.
For more information please visit: http://www.porschegt3cup.com.br/