The 21st season of the Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland is set to get under way on 25 April at the circuit that saw the series make its debut in 1990 – Hockenheimring.

This season sees a host of experienced drivers join the grid including former DTM racer Uwe Alzen who is no stranger to the Carrera’s. In 2007 the 42-year old took his second championship title in the Carrera Cup Deutschland, fifteen years after his first. Aside from his Carrera Cup Deutschland exploits the German took the Porsche Supercup title in 1993, the ADAC GT Cup in 1995 with Porsche and scored a class victory in the prestigious Le Mans 24 Hours behind the wheel of a Porsche 911 GT3 R.

The youngest son of sports car legend Hans-Joachin Stuck, Ferdinand, will make his series debut in Hockenheim as he progresses his career following karting and two seasons in the ADAC Formula Masters series. This year he receives support from Porsche after impressing in the Vallelunga Porsche Motorsport Talent tests.

Porsche unleash their 911 GT3 Cup car this year with engine power increased to 450 bhp, which along with the gearbox is sealed to ensure equality across the grid. With teams only permitted to alter the suspension, camber, track, ride height, anti-roll bars and tyre pressures, which (Along with the rear wing) are only to be adjusted under strict regulation limits. Over the course of the weekend drivers are entitled to two sets of new Michelin slicks, which must last them for both qualifying and the race.

Six of the nine rounds will be held across Germany with the series also visiting Valencia, Spain, Circuit Park Zandvoort, Netherlands and Brands Hatch, Great Britain.

Full calendar

25 April: Hockenheimring
23 May: Valencia, Spain
6 June: Eurospeedway Lausitz
4 July: Norisring
8 August: Nürburgring
22 August: Circuit Park Zandvoort, Netherlands
5 September: Brands Hatch, Great Britain
19 September: Motorsport Arena Oschersleben
17 October: Hockenheimring