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Porsche Carrera Cup Asia
The worldwide Carrera Cup Series have helped to establish Porsche as the world's premier one-marque racing name. This year Porsche Carrera Cup Asia is in its 10th season; it started on March 23, 2003 in Malaysia.
Porsche Carrera Cup racing has been a support category at the Marina Bay Street Circuit ever since the first Singapore Grand Prix in 2008.
Each race contains a race-within-a-race as Porsche Carrera Cup Asia encourages 'gentlemen drivers' in Class B as well as some of the world's finest exponents of Porsche racing in Class A.
Singapore has seen three different race winners in Class A: Hong Kong driver Darryl O'Young, Germany's Christian Menzel and Australian-based New Zealander Craig Baird. In Class B three drivers Melvin Choo and Mok Weng Sun of Singapore and Jeffrey Lee (TPE) have shared the honours.
All drivers are in identical Porsche 911 GT3 Cup cars, with some aerodynamic modifications for racing purposes. Weighing 1,170 kilograms, the cars have a 3.8-litre six-cylinder 'boxer' engine producing 450 bhp at maximum engine speed of 8500 rpm.
Updates for 2012 include lowering of the front spoiler lip by 15mm and widening of the rear wing to 1.70 metres. The cars run on Michelin 'slick' tyres mounted on BBS light alloy rims.
Competitors may 'arrive and drive' with full race assistance from Porsche or they may bring their own service crews. Permissible adjustments cover the front and rear anti-roll bars, camber, track, side height and rear wing angle.
RACE WEEKEND FORMAT & POINTS SYSTEM
- 30-minute free practice session
- 30-minute qualifying session
- Race (35 minutes)
- Singapore Marina Bay Street Circuit: 12 laps - 60.876km
- No pit stops allowed
- 1 point is awarded for pole position
- Points for top 15 finishers: 20-18-16-14-12-10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1
2012 RACING CALENDAR
||Marina Bay, Singapore