Porsche Michelin GT3 Cup Challenge Australia
In 2018, Porsche Michelin GT3 Cup Challenge Australia celebrates its 10th anniversary season in Australia. A concept became a reality in 2008 when a group of enthusiasts took their Porsche race cars to Mallala in South Australia to kick start a four-round mini-series. The series, GT3 Cup Challenge, grew from there.
Since then, the all-Porsche series is not one of Australia’s best platforms for semi-professional racing enthusiasts to get their racing fix – the 911 GT3 Cup car provides an unparalleled driving experience and Porsche Cars Australia, which manages the one-make series, ensures Gt3 Cup Challenge is one of Australia’s most professionally run racing series.
For young drivers, the series have also morphed into a launch pad for up-and-coming drivers in their pursuit of a professional motor racing career. Several drivers have used GT3 Cup Challenge to gain experience in a high-performance sports car before their journey up the Porsche Motorsport Pyramid.
The ultimate example of the success of this pathway of Matt Campbell. After winning GT3 Cup Challenge’s Class B in 2014, Campbell raced two Carrera Cup seasons, winning the title in 2016 and claiming success at the Porsche Motorsport Junior Programme Shootout, which promoted the Queenslander to the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup as a Porsche Junior. Third in the Supercup saw Campbell promoted to a Porsche Young Professional role and an extensive Porsche factory race programme in 2018.
2009: Matthew Kingsley
2010: Roger Lago
2011: Roger Lago
2012: Kane Rose
2013: Richard Muscat
2014: Fraser Ross
2015: Ryan Simpson
2016: Hamish Hardeman
2017: Jordan Love
Round 1: 13-15 April, The Bend
Round 2: 11-13 May, Sandown
Round 3: 1-3 June, Phillip Island
Round 4: 27-29 July, Queensland Raceway
Round 5: 31 August-2 September, Winton
Round 6: 21-22 September, Sydney Motorsport Park