Porsche Carrera Cup Asia completes the official support race line-up at the 2016 FORMULA 1 SINGAPORE AIRLINES SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX.
Now in its 14th season, the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia is a blockbuster category – with some of the best sports car drivers in the business going wheel-to-wheel in identical Porsche 911 GT3 Cup cars.
Based on the road-going 911 GT3 model, these single-seater, near standard race cars feature 3.8-litre six-cylinder boxer engines and put out a maximum 460bhp at 7500rpm for serious performance.
Making his first appearance at his home track with the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia will be Andrew Tang, the young Singaporean who was chosen as the first ever Porsche China Junior. He will compete, with support from Porsche China, over the whole Carrera Cup Asia season as part of the inaugural year of the Porsche China Junior Programme.
The reigning champion is former GP2 racer, New Zealand’s Chris Van Der Drift, who took the 2015 title ahead of his highly rated countryman Craig Baird.
In the privateer Class B, Singapore’s own Yuey Tan will return to his home track as reigning champion – having held his own against the world’s best racers with 10th overall, his best-ever result, in the final standings.
All photos by Wisnu Haryo Yudhanto, www.W1SNU.com
Singapore Sport Photographer