After a successful debut in 2010, the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Eastern Europe is getting ready for a strong second season in 2011, with cup organisers ready to announce the calendar for the new season soon.

The series will once again support the Turkish Formula One Grand Prix at Istanbul Park and the opening and final rounds will also be held at the circuit. Rounds at Serres, Greece and Brno, Czech Republic will be in the calendar again, while plans are being drawn up for races in Croatia, either at Slovakiaring or Rijeka.

Regulations will be largely unmodified for the second season, meaning drivers will be able to compete in the 2008 and 2009 models of the Porsche 997 GT3 Cup. The series organisers are hoping to boost grid sizes by offering arrive and drive packages, allowing drivers to compete in single events or the whole season without having to buy their own car, as well as extensive test and training packages, allowing ambitious yet inexperienced drivers the chance to join the series.

Cup Organiser Karsten Molitor said:“We all are looking forward to the second season of Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Eastern Europe, beginning with some first official test drives on Formula-1 track Istanbul Park, by the end of March. The prime season already worked out quite well and for the second year we are planning to even improve. We have learned a lot last year and we mainly want to promote our activities concerning press and public relations, for making the platform more accessible to a wider audience. Thus, we are hoping to effectively raise media representation and likewise to augment benefits for our numerous partners and sponsors.”