Multiple British Touring Car Championship winning team Triple Eight Racing is set to launch an assault on the Porsche Carrera Cup GB series in 2011 it has been revealed.

The team which has been a dominant force in the BTCC over the last decade has been talking with Porsche Cars GB and a number of potential drivers for some time and have now revealed their plans for 2011 subject to the allocation of cars.

Ian Harrison, Chairman of Triple Eight Race Engineering said: “Our vast experience in British Touring Cars means that we have the technical expertise as well as the knowledge of all the tracks where the Porsche Carrera Cup GB races. We have been looking at entering this series for a while now and with the introduction of the new model 911GT3 Cup car for 2011, we feel that the time is right for us to take part in what is a very competitive championship.”

It is unknown who the team have been talking with to lead the assault of the Porsche series but they hope to fully unveil plans before the end of the 2010 season.