Porsche Carrera Cup Asia – Round 2 & 3 Preview

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Shanghai. Twenty-eight of the region’s finest sportscar drivers will ensure the China debut of the stunning new Porsche 911 GT3 Cup (Type 991) thoroughbred racing car is nothing short of spectacular as the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia supports the country’s most prestigious motorsport fixture, the Chinese Formula 1 Grand Prix.  Spectators can look forward to a feast of Porsche racing at its finest with the confirmation of two races at the weekend, making the 2014 season a 12-round championship.

The 12th season of Asia’s most competitive GT championship burst to life at the end of March in equally exalted style, supporting the Malaysian round of the Formula 1 World Championship. There, reigning champion Earl Bamber proved untouchable, taking pole position and a lights-to-flag victory, the young LKM Racing driver being the first to fully master the new car. Alongside him on the grid and the podium was Team Porsche Holding’s Martin Ragginger. The Austrian, who is contesting his third season with the championship and is hungrier than ever for the title, wisely kept his eye firmly on the points rather than pushing the limits in the still-unfamiliar new car.