This month we attended the Porsche Carrera Cup GB Media Day at Silverstone for the launch of this year's Porsche Carrera Cup GB.
Entering its seventeenth year in 2019, Porsche Carrera Cup GB continues to remain at the very pinnacle of British motor racing and is a firm fixture in every motorsport enthusiast’s diary.
The championship has proved itself as a springboard for drivers seeking different careers and accomplishments within the motorsport arena.
Many drivers pursuing a career as a professional sports and GT racer have used the Porsche Carrera Cup GB as a launch pad. Former champions Charlie Eastwood, Richard Westbrook, Michael Meadows and Damien Faulkner have built careers as professional GT racers and 2012 Carrera Cup GB runner-up Ben Barker raced a Porsche 911 RSR in the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2016, and 2017.
Porsche Carrera Cup GB 2019 dates:
Rounds 1 & 2 of the season start at Brands Hatch (Indy) - 5 - 7 April 2019.
Rounds 3 & 4 - Donington - 25 - 28 April 2019
Rounds 5 & 6 - Croft - 15 - 16 June 2019
Rounds 7 & 8 - Oulton Park - 28 - 30 June 2019
Porsche Centre Bolton will have a stand at Oulton Park, where our team members will be on hand to discuss all your Porsche needs. We will have our Classic Restoracing Championship Porsche 986 on display, along with the new 911 (992), Cayenne, Macan and the 718 range.
This year the lucky winner of a pair of Porsche hospitality tickets, won from attending the Centre's Motorsport Used Car Event, will be attending to witness the full spectacle of this exciting race.
* Data determined in accordance with the measurement method required by law. Since September 01, 2018 all new cars are approved in accordance with the Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP), a more realistic test procedure to measure fuel consumption and CO₂ emissions. You can find more information on WLTP at www.porsche.com/wltp. From 01 January 2019, all fuel consumption figures are shown as determined in accordance with WLTP. CO₂ figures will be shown as NEDC-equivalent values, as CO₂ based taxation will continue to be based on an NEDC value (derived from WLTP) until 06 April 2020. Fuel economy and CO₂ emission figures are only intended as a means of comparing different types of vehicles tested under the same test cycle. New WLTP homologated vehicles are therefore not directly comparable with any vehicles tested under NEDC.
Values are provided for comparison only. To the extent that fuel consumption or CO₂ values are given as ranges, these do not relate to a single, individual car and do not constitute part of the offer. Extra features and accessories (attachments, tyre formats etc.) can change relevant vehicle parameters such as weight, rolling resistance and aerodynamics which may result in a change in fuel consumption and CO₂ values. Additionally, weather and traffic conditions, as well as individual driving styles, can all affect the actual fuel consumption, electricity consumption, and CO₂ emissions of a car.