Carrera Cup’s grand start
Tuesday 11 February, 2020
The Porsche PAYCE Carrera Cup has received a major boost ahead of the Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix with the one-make series to enjoy record track over the weekend.
The series, which has been a regular support category for the Formula 1 season opener at Albert Park, will now hold a 45-minute endurance race in addition to the traditional three races.
With the category to be broadcasts throughout the weekend, the endurance race will take place on the Thursday of the event, before the three races run in their usual slots preceding the Formula 1 qualifying session and main race on Saturday and Sunday.
Porsche Cars Australia’s Head of Motorsport Troy Bundy as thrilled with the new addition of track time.
“As the premier support category for the event, we are delighted to announce the addition of the new endurance race for our competitors and race fans,” Bundy said.
“This development is not only a first for the series - in its 16-year history - but affords our drivers the most track time of all the support categories in attendance.
“The Australian Grand Prix weekend is the second round of our 2020 season and arguably one of the biggest races of on our national calendar for the Porsche brand while being a firm favourite with our Pro and Pro-Am drivers.”
The PAYCE Carrera Cup’s first round of the season takes place as part of the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship’s Superloop Adelaide 500 on 20-23 February.