The stars of the Porsche Carrera Cup GB can look forward to a meeting at the world famous NÃ¼rburgring Nordschleife in 2011. They will take part in the world's greatest Porsche race on Saturday 25th June, when around 200 Porsche 911 GT3 Cars will line up for the Porsche Carrera World Cup.
Britain could see up to 30 racers heading over to the event, from the Carrera Cup GB and the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Challenge, where they will compete against drivers from several other national Carrera Cup championships, including the German and Scandinavian series. The race will consist of six laps of the 15.5 mile track, and with it taking place ahead of the 39th ADAC 24-Hour race, more than 250,000 fans are expected to be watching.
To allow the British driver to compete, the Carrera Cup will step down from its support of the British Touring Car Championship at Croft, to give teams sufficient time to take their cars to Germany. This means the Carrera Cup GB will consist of 19 races, 18 at the remaining BTCC rounds and the World Cup race, which will offer single points but double prize money.
Reigning Carrera Cup GB champion Tim Harvey is looking forward to the opportunity: “I’ve always said that the Nurburgring is the greatest piece of tarmac in the world. It’s the ultimate drivers’ challenge and I can’t wait to race there against the best Carrera Cup drivers in the world.”
He adds that track knowledge will have a major influence on the final results: “I did the 24-hour race a few years ago, so I know where it goes, but I certainly don't know it like the back of my hand. It’s impossible to ever know it as well as the people who have done thousands of laps there. Circuit knowledge and confidence is more important than car set up. I have a healthy respect for the place.”