Porsche Carrera Cup GB Runs Full Grid in 2010
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The achievement also marks a record in the series’ history, as the previous maximum number of participating vehicles was 27. This was registered during last year’s season, at the Brands Hatch race.
"This is an incredible situation for the Carrera Cup GB," said Porsche Cars GB Managing Director, Andy Goss. "The entries for the 2010 season are impressive. The drivers and teams have worked very hard to get to this stage and we are set for the best season ever. I'm particularly pleased that the field is a great mix of established competitors and an influx of newcomers."
The Carrera Cup GB Championship, now in its eight season, is a 20-race program held alongside the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC). The drivers use identical versions of the 420 HP Porsche 911 GT3 Cup. The teams are only allowed to make minor adjustments to the cars, in order for the championship to offer the maximum amount of entertainment through close racing action.
The Championship benefits of one of the largest prize funds in the British motorsport, as it offers 150,000 pounds to the winners. In addition to that, the 2010 Porsche Carrera Cup Champion will be offered a Porsche 911 Carrera for one year.
"I said a year ago that the Carrera Cup was buzzing and it's now off the scale," said David Bartrum, the boss of Motorbase Performance, one of the largest teams on the grid. "It proves that the work of Porsche Cars GB and the Carrera Cup team has really paid dividends. It's really good to see a sell-out grid in the current climate."
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