Visits to Catalunya, Thruxton and Croft will headline the finalised 2019 Porsche Carrera Cup GB calendar…
The finalised 2019 Porsche Carrera Cup GB calendar has been announced, it includes three new venues not visited by the series in 2018. Perhaps the most exciting advent is that, for the first time, the championship will visit Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain. The home of the Spanish Formula One Grand Prix traditionally hosts the first round of the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup, in this instance the circuit will welcome the Porsche Carrera Cup GB alongside the 2019 European Le Mans Series. The inclusion of a ‘fly away’ race for the series follows a trend established over a few years, most recently the championship visited historic Monza in Italy. Including a circuit of international significance on the calendar gives aspiring drivers the chance to gain valuable international racing experience.
The Porsche Carrera Cup GB will continue to support the BTCC calendar as part of an on-going commitment to the TOCA package for the remaining seven weekends of its fourteen round championship. TOCA has provided such a successful home for the championship since its inception in 2003. As part of that package the series will travel to super fast Thruxton in Hampshire, last visited by the Carrera Cup GB in 2014, and Croft in North Yorkshire, which last made an appearance on the Porsche calendar in 2016.
We are yet to hear a confirmed list of participants for the 2019 championship, though a record number of drivers attended the Carrera Cup GB Taster Day in October. The event offered prospective drivers the chance to test one of three second-generation 991 GT3 Cup cars at Silverstone’s International circuit. Some 26 drivers sampled the car, met sponsors and the teams behind the fastest single marque GT racing championship in the UK. It all bodes well for another exciting and competitive season of Carrera Cup GB racing in 2019.
|Brands Hatch (Indy)||Rounds 1 & 2||5-7 April|
|Donington Park||Rounds 3 & 4||25-28 April|
|Croft||Rounds 5 & 6||14-16 June|
|Oulton Park||Rounds 7 & 8||28-30 June|
|Catalunya, Spain||Rounds 9 &10||19-21 July|
|Thruxton||Rounds 11 & 12||16-18 August|
|Silverstone (National)||Rounds 13 & 14||27-29 September|
|Brands Hatch (Grand Prix)||Rounds 15 & 16||11-13 October|