Super Season in Store for Porsche Club Racers
A grid to rival the impressive numbers of recent seasons is already coming together for the 2020 Petro-Canada Lubricants Porsche Club Championship with Pirelli, which will include the new Porsche Classic Boxster Cup for the full season of seven double-header race meetings.
Already over 30-cars are entered across the three classes, with reigning champion Ross Morris returning to a very competitive looking class two, while former champions Pete Morris, Mark McAleer and Chris Dyer all return in class one to chase outright race wins. The series regulars are being joined by drivers with impressive pedigrees including Ed Hayes, a championship winner in other series who has entered a Cayman S in class one, and Boxster ace Richard Styrin who joins a class two packed with potential winners.
The Porsche Classic Boxster Cup will form an integral part of the 2020 Petro-Canada Porsche Club Championship with Pirelli, building on the success of the Classic Restoracing Championship over the previous two seasons and continuing to provide the close, exciting and affordable racing that championship consistently delivered. The series will run as class three of the Porsche Club Championship, and have their own races at the two final meetings of the year – the Festival of Porsche at Brand Hatch and the season-closer at Oulton Park.
“The Classic Restoracing series was a great success with good entry numbers, and we were eager to build on that,” said Championship Coordinator Steve Kevlin. “We ran it alongside Porsche GB and we now we are keen to provide a place for all those cars to keep racing and hopefully attract more. The cars have raced with the main Porsche Club Championship field on many occasions, and never failed to deliver good racing, so we are really looking forward to continuing that this season.”
The proven elements of the Restoracing series will carry over in the Porsche Classic Boxster Cup, for example:
- Cars are to be 986 model Porsche Boxsters built between 1999 and 2004
- The car scores points not the drivers, allowing cars to be shared over the season
- Two sets of Pirelli P Zero Trofeo R tyres will be allowed per car per season
- Two races per meeting for an anticipated 14-race season
- Cars to bear liveries inspired by or based on the colour schemes and designs of iconic Porsche race cars
The shared drive option, with two different drivers being able to score points for a car, allows costs to be reduced or shared if required, and is particularly attractive for newcomers to racing. The rule regarding the livery having a strong Porsche link has seen some cars in the field deliver a consistently high level of presentation over the previous two seasons, with colour schemes from across the broad breadth of Porsche race history, some highlighting famous cars while others were somewhat more obscure!
The championship will be open to drivers who have never held an international race licence, have professional or ‘pro-am’ racing experience, or are a paid performance driving instructor or coach. The Restoracing series saw a number of drivers with none or very little race experience come into the sport and develop into competitive racers, and it is intended that will still be a key feature of the Porsche Classic Boxster Cup.
The provisional start date for the new championship is Donington Park in the East Midlands on April 5th 2020, with the season continuing until the final round in early October.
Petro-Canada Lubricants Porsche Club Championship with Pirelli 2020 Calendar:
April 5 Donington Park
May 2 Brands Hatch GP (Blancpain GT Meeting)
June 13 Silverstone GP
July 11 Snetterton 300
August 1 Oulton Park International
Sept. 6 Brands Hatch Indy (Festival of Porsche)
Oct. 3. Oulton Park International
For more details on the Porsche Classic Boxster Cup please contact Porsche Club Motorsport:
Tel: 01608 652917