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Porsche 911 997 Carrera Cup Racing Series and Champions

997 Carrera Cup Champions & Results

The 997 GT3 Cup was introduced in January 2005 for the upcoming racing season. The 3.6-litre durable old-school unit got 294 kW and maximum 8200 rpm (last 996 Cup: 287 kW and rev limitter at 8000). The transmission was a 6-speed sequential dog-type gearbox with 5.5″ triple-disc sintered metal clutch. The fuel tank size was 90 litres. There were front and rear double coil springs and the power steering was electro-hydraulic like on the 996 Cup cars. 3-piece central locking aluminium rims were used, fronts 9×18, rears 11×18 (same width as on the 996 Cup car). The tyres were naturally from the best manufacturer, Michelin, fronts 24/64-18 and rears 27/68-18. The body had many carbon fibre parts: front bumper and spoiler edge, doors and rear bumper. Air jack system was incorporated into the car. For the first season, the car was only used for the international Supercup series. The Supercup specification cars had ceramic brake discs (380/350 mm) and car weight 1120 kg/2469 lb. Later Carrera Cup specification cars had steel rotors in the same size which made the car heavier (1140 kg/2513 lb).

Three days after the 997 GT3 Cup was shown in Bahrain, the Aerokit was introduced for the coupé-bodied 911 Carrera and Carrera S. The Aerokit consisted of a GT3 Cup-style front spoiler and a different rear spoiler (a year later to be used on the GT3 street version).

From the 2006 season the 997 GT3 Cup cars were also used for national Carrera Cup series in addition to the Supercup. Porsche built the record number of 195 units of the 911 GT3 Cup for the 2006 season.

In February 2008 Porsche Motorsport announced a new model, called the 911 GT3 Cup S and made for the championships which run in accordance with FIA GT3 regulations. The 3.6-litre boxer is similar to the power unit in the GT3 Cup. The power increase to 324 kW resulted from optimised engine electronics and a modified exhaust system. The clutch disc is a 5.5″ three-plate carbon-fibre unit.

The wider and higher rear wing provides more downforce at the rear axle. Several suspension components for the GT3 Cup S have been taken from the more powerful GT3 RSR. At the rear the diameter of the brake discs has grown by 5 mm to 355 mm (front discs still 380 mm). In addition to complete cars, Porsche Motorsport offered a kit to upgrade the 2007 GT3 Cup models to the GT3 Cup S specs.

For the 2008 season the GT3 Cup 3.6 got additional 15 kW (now 309 kW). The 2005-2007 GT3 Cup and the 2008 GT3 Cup have their visual difference in the rear bumper – the Cup car now has the same design as the street GT3.

Porsche’s fourth news at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show was the GT3 Cup 3.8 for the 2010 racing season. Compared to the 997 Cup 3.6, the 997 Cup 3.8 has the 1.7″/44 mm wider body of the GT3 RS. Wider wheel arches also at the front allow 9.5″ wide front wheels (previously 9″). The wheel width at the rear axle grew a full inch, from 11″ to 12″. Power is significantly up from 309 to 331 kW.

At the 2010 Birmingham Motor Show in January, Porsche Motorsport offered the more competitive 353 kW 911 GT3 R 4.0 for sale instead of the 324 kW 911 GT3 Cup S 3.6. The car was built to be raced in series based on the international FIA GT3 regulations. The e-gas with “throttle-blip” function helps change gears, sophisticated traction control helps to put the power down and race-ABS assists braking.

Porsche wanted to show its core values of building cars that you can use daily and race on the weekend without worries on durability, so they entered a street legal GT3 RS 3.8 also for the Nürburgring 24 hour race. The car was signed up with the following drivers:
* Chris Harris (35): no comments, every Porsche-head knows this Porsche-head
* Roland Asch (59): Porsche 944 Turbo Cup Germany winner 1987, 1988, 1989, Porsche 964 Carrera Cup winner 1991
* Horst von Saurma (55): the legendary ‘Sport auto’ magazine journalist who happens to be a Nordschleife specialist
* Patrick Simon (35): racing driver, Nordschleife specialist

The 2012 GT3 Cup got new refuelling system – the car was now refilled via an opening in the front lid. While the Porsche Supercup races in 2013 were finally held with the 991 Cup cars, the national 911 GT3 series were still held with the 997.

997 Carrera Supercup

2005

  1. Alessandro Zampedri
  2. Patrick Huisman
  3. David Saelens

2006

  1. Richard Westbrook
  2. Richard Lietz
  3. Uwe Alzen

2007

  1. Richard Westbrook
  2. Damien Faulkner
  3. Uwe Alzen

2008

  1. Jeroen Bleekemolen
  2. Damien Faulkner
  3. Christian Mamerow

2009

  1. Jeroen Bleekemolen
  2. René Rast
  3. Stefan Rosina

2010 Mobil

  1. René Rast
  2. Nick Tandy
  3. Norbert Siedler

2011 Mobil

  1. René Rast
  2. Norbert Siedler
  3. Jakub Giermaziak

2012 Mobil

  1. René Rast
  2. Kévin Estre
  3. Nicki Thiim

997 Carrera Cup Germany

2006

  1. Dirk Werner
  2. Uwe Alzen
  3. Jörg Hardt

2007

  1. Uwe Alzen
  2. Richard Westbrook
  3. Nicolas Armindo

2008

  1. René Rast
  2. Jan Seyffarth
  3. Christian Mamerow

2009

  1. Thomas Jäger
  2. Jeroen Bleekemolen
  3. Jan Seyffarth

2010

  1. Nicolas Armindo
  2. Nick Tandy
  3. Uwe Alzen

2011

  1. Nick Tandy
  2. Sean Edwards
  3. Jeroen Bleekemolen

2012

  1. René Rast
  2. Sean Edwards
  3. Nicki Thiim

2013

  1. Kévin Estre
  2. Christian Engelhart
  3. Nicki Thiim

997 Carrera Cup France

2006

  1. Anthony Beltoise
  2. Frédéric Makowiecki
  3. Morgan Moullin-Traffort

2007

  1. Patrick Pilet
  2. Frédéric Makowiecki
  3. Morgan Moullin-Traffort

2008

  1. Anthony Beltoise
  2. Mike Parisy
  3. Morgan Moullin-Traffort

2009

  1. Renaud Derlot
  2. Anthony Beltoise
  3. Frédéric Makowiecki

2010

  1. Frédéric Makowiecki
  2. Kévin Estre
  3. Ludovic Badey

2011

  1. Kévin Estre
  2. Sylvain Noël
  3. Lucas Lasserre

2012

  1. Jean-Karl Vernay
  2. Côme Ledogar
  3. Vincent Beltoise

2013

  1. Gael Castelli
  2. Lonni Martins
  3. Jim Pla

997 Carrera Cup Japan

2006

  1. Isao Ihashi
  2. Akira Hirakawa
  3. Keiro Miura

2007

  1. Shinichi Takagi
  2. Akihiro Tsuzuki
  3. Akira Hirakawa

2008

  1. Akihiro Tsuzuki
  2. Yoshio Tsuzuki
  3. Yasuhiro Shimizu

2009

  1. Yasuhiro Shimizu
  2. Yoshihiro Nakamura
  3. Sho Hanawa

2010

  1. Yasuhiro Shimizu
  2. Hideto Yasuoka
  3. Kenji Kobayashi

2011

  1. Hideto Yasuoka
  2. Akira Fujita
  3. Kazuyoshi Takamizawa

2012

  1. Ryō Hirakawa
  2. Michael Green
  3. Kazuyoshi Takamizawa

2013

  1. Ryo Ogawa
  2. Tsubasa Kondo
  3. Hiroaki Nagai

997 Carrera Cup Asia

2006

  1. Darryl O’Young
  2. Shinichi Yamaji
  3. Keita Sawa

2007

  1. Tim Sugden
  2. Keita Sawa
  3. Christian Jones

2008

  1. Darryl O’Young
  2. Christian Menzel
  3. Tim Sugden

2009

  1. Christian Menzel
  2. Tim Sugden
  3. Darryl O’Young

2010

  1. Christian Menzel
  2. Marchy Lee
  3. Craig Baird

2011

  1. Keita Sawa
  2. Rodolfo Ávila
  3. Alexandre Imperatori

2012

  1. Alexandre Imperatori
  2. Keita Sawa
  3. Rodolfo Ávila

2013

  1. Earl Bamber
  2. Martin Ragginger
  3. Rodolfo Ávila

997 Carrera Cup Australia

2006

  1. Craig Baird
  2. Alex Davison
  3. David Reynolds

2007

  1. David Reynolds
  2. Alex Davison
  3. Craig Baird

2008

  1. Craig Baird
  2. Dean Fiore
  3. David Russell

2009

  • Not Held

2010

  • Not Held

2011

  1. Craig Baird
  2. Jonny Reid
  3. Daniel Gaunt

2012

  1. Craig Baird
  2. Jonny Reid
  3. Alex Davison

2013

  1. Craig Baird
  2. Nick Percat
  3. Warren Luff

997 Carrera Cup GB

2006

  1. Damien Faulkner
  2. Tim Harvey
  3. Danny Watts

2007

  1. James Sutton
  2. Tim Harvey
  3. Steven Kane

2008

  1. Tim Harvey
  2. Michael Caine
  3.  Sam Hancock

2009

  1. Tim Bridgman
  2. James Sutton
  3. Tim Harvey

2010

  1. Tim Harvey
  2. Michael Caine
  3. Stephen Jelley

2011

  1. James Sutton
  2. Michael Meadows
  3. Stephen Jelley

2012

  1. Michael Meadows
  2. Ben Barker
  3. Sam Tordoff

2013

  1. Michael Meadows
  2. Jonas Gelzinis
  3. Rory Butcher

997 Carrera Cup Scandinavia

2006

  1. Fredrik Ros
  2. Daniel Haglöf
  3. Christer Lindholm

2007

  1. Edward Sandström
  2. Christer Lindholm
  3. Tony Rickardsson

2008

  1. Jocke Mangs
  2. Stefan Söderberg
  3. Christer Lindholm

2009

  1. Jocke Mangs
  2. Tony Rickardsson
  3. Fredrik Larsson

2010

  1. Robin Rudholm
  2. Fredrik Larsson
  3. Martin Öhlin

2011

  1. Robin Rudholm
  2. Johan Kristoffersson
  3. Linus Ohlsson

2012

  1. Johan Kristoffersson
  2. Philip Forsman
  3. Oscar Palm

2013

  1. Johan Kristoffersson
  2. Ola Nilsson
  3. Lars-Bertil Rantzow

997 Carrera Cup Italy

2007

  1. Andrea Boldrini
  2. Gianluca de Lorenzi
  3. Stefano Comandini

2008

  1. Luigi Ferrara
  2. Luca Rangoni
  3. Massimo Monti

2009

  1. Alessandro Balzan
  2. Luca Rangoni
  3. Cristian Passuti

2010

  1. Alessandro Balzan
  2. Cristian Passuti
  3. Alex Frassineti

2011

  1. Alessandro Balzan
  2. Marco Mapelli
  3. Massimo Monti

2012

  1. Vito Postiglione
  2. Daniel Mancinelli
  3. Edoardo Piscopo

2013

  1. Enrico Fulgenzi
  2. Alberto Cerqui
  3. Gianluca Giraudi
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