2012 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge GB kicks off at Snetterton

Article by Christian A., on April 9, 2012

The Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge started on April 7 to 8 at Snetterton, Norfolk. At the 12 race series, we will be seeing pre-season pace setter 22-year-old James Birch, who had an impressive performance at the Formula Renault BARC Championship. Birch had set the pace at Silverstone for the pre-season test day.

It’s expected that his IN2 Racing entry would do well at Snetterton. Team Parker Racing, which just came from the opening races in the Carrera Cup GB at Brands Hatch, will enter three cars at Snetterton for Steven Liquorish, Neil Houston and Justin Sherwood. Houston, a Scotsman from Silverstone, is set to make his racing debut for Porsche after having been driving for Ginettas. Meanwhile, Liquorish has already racked a year’s experience in these vehicles.

Parr Motorsport is another team that will enter the Carrera Cup GB and the GT3 Cup Challenge. They will be backing up Peter Smallwood as he begins his third season of racing with his 997-model 911 GT3 Cup.

John Ferguson is also racing in Class 1 for the 997-model cars. He would be in one of the cars brought in by Ask Racing, which is based in Dublin. Mark Cowne enters Class 2 for the older 996-model cars with a car fielded by Silverstone-based Fearn Sport.

The series is open to any 911 GT3 Cup race car from the 2009 model year or earlier. It is meant to be an ideal stepping stone for drivers who want to move up to the Porsche Carrera Cup GB in later seasons.

It is also perfect for the younger racers with some sponsorship backing, as well as competitors who are graduating from track days. Drivers with a National B race licence can join the series.

When the season ends, the GT3 Cup Challenge Champion will be given a brand new Porsche Cayman S to use for 12 months. Furthermore, two places on the exclusive GT course at the Porsche Experience Centre at Silverstone will be given to the Class 2 Champion (from among the earlier 996-model 911 GT3 Cup cars).

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