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Porsche Carrera Cup France – 2016 Season Review

#48 JAMINET Mathieu, team Martinet by Alméras pendant la Porsche Carrera Cup France & GT3 Cup Challenge Benelux à Zandvoort, Pays-Bas, du 24 au 26 juin 2016. Photo Alexis Goure
Mathieu Jaminet #48 Martinet by Alméras
Mathieu Jaminet in the #48 Martinet by Alméras car during the Porsche Carrera Cup France at Spa in May 2016

2016 represented the year of the 30th consecutive season of the French Porsche Carrera Cup, one of the most competitive and longest-running one-make series in Europe. It is a fact that a number of Porsche Carrera Cup France champions are today official Porsche factory drivers: Patrick Pilet (champion in 2007), Frédéric Makowiecki (2010), Kévin Estre (2011).

Christophe Lapierre #911 Sébastien Loeb Racing
Christophe Lapierre in the #911 Sébastien Loeb Racing car during the Porsche Carrera Cup France in Barcelona, Spain, April 2016

The 2016 season offered prizes in four categories: Class A, Class B (gentleman drivers, Bronze on the FIA rankings), Rookie Award and Teams title. Four of the six race weekends were organized jointly with the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Benelux. A total of twelve races were run (two races per weekend), most of them on European tracks (only two of them in France): Barcelona, Spa, Zandvoort, Le Mans/Bugatti, Imola and Le Castellet.

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