The series organisers of the Porsche Carrera Cup GB have announced today that all of the available 28 slots for the 2010 Championship have been filled, the first time this has happened in the 8 years that the Carrera Cup GB has been running.
The field has been capped at 28 cars to ensure that all the registered competitors will be able to race, and the organisers have now started a reserve list for drivers who wish to enter, and they will be given a spot if another driver drops out, or if there are more slots made available at specific circuits.
The 2009 season finale, on the world famous Brands Hatch GP circuit saw history made, when 27 cars took to the track for the final races of the season, and its appears that the 27 car mark will be broken during the 2010 campaign.
For the fans and team alike, a full grid will provide a fantastic spectacle, and with a mixture of returning drivers, racers new to sport cars and those racers who are doing it for the love of motorsport. The fans will also see history made with the biggest ever team in the Championship.
Motorbase Performance recently announced their 6 drivers for this seasons Championship, and their team boss, David Bartrum, explains why he feels the Championship has become so popular over the years: “I said a year ago that the Carrera Cup was buzzing and it’s now off the scale, It proves that the work of Marion Barnaby and the Carrera Cup team has really paid dividends. It’s really good to see a sell-out grid in the current climate.”
Marion Barnaby, The Porsche Carrera Cup GB Championship Manager explains why the limit is 28 cars: “This is an incredible situation for the Carrera Cup GB, We have capped the entry at 28 for logistical reasons and the response has been amazing. The drivers and teams have worked very hard to get to this stage and now we are set for the best season ever for the Carrera Cup GB. I’m particularly pleased that the field is a great mix of established competitors and an influx of newcomers.”
The official 2010 Championship entry list will be unveiled at the official series Media Day, held at Silverstone on the 17th March. This will also be the first official pre-season test of the season for the Championship.