3/24/2020

The Porsche Cup 2019 – Tradition meets competition.

This year, the Porsche Cup will be awarded for the 50th time since its inception in 1970. Founded by Ferry Porsche himself, the notorious Porsche Cup honors the best performing private Porsche race drivers of the season. It’s been a testimony to racing talent and unapologetic motivation. Within this competition, Porsche supports private customer racing and promotes the professionalism and ambition of many teams and drivers.

The prestigious Porsche Cup is not only known for its talented and unique drivers, but also the variety of eligible cars. The competition is open to all Porsche drivers given they achieved their results in a Porsche produced racecar. This means, regardless if you compete in a 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport, 911 GT3 Cup, 911 GT3 R or a 911 RSR, you can win the trophy in any car!

To take home the Porsche Cup, drivers need to score the highest point total from the current classification period. Taken into account are international and national championships like the FIA Word Endurance Championship and the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship but also famous long distance races such as the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Daytona and Nürburgring.An impressive line-up of awards includes a Porsche vehicle for first place and several cash prizes exceeding 130,000 euros in total.

An Icelandic-American versus the German reigning-champion.

It’s all or nothing now. And this year will be as close as ever before. American driver Alan Brynjolfsson starts with a Cayman 718 GT4 Clubsport in the American racing series Michelin Pilot Challenge and Pirelli GT4 America with team Park Place Motorsports, whereas two-time winner and current Porsche Cup Champion Christian Ried gained points in FIA WEC and the European Le Mans Series with his 911 RSR and team Dempsey Proton Racing.

Currently, Brynjolfsson is just a few points ahead of Ried with only a few races left. It’s thrilling to see whether Ried will defend his title for the third time running. Two race drivers competing for the title in two different racing cars. A diverse racing battle thanks to the open car lineup within the Porsche Cup and its endless possibilities.

The Night of Champions.

After the final results are released on November 21st, this year’s deserving winner will be crowned at the Porsche Motorsport Night of Champions in Weissach on December 7th, 2019 and join the ranks of former Porsche Cup legends like Bob Wollek, Klaus Ludwig, and Nick Tandy.

So the only question is: Who will be next? May the best private Porsche race driver win!

The following link provides you with more information about the current Porsche Cup standings and the possibility to download the Porsche Cup regulations, https://www.porsche.com/usa/motorsportandevents/motorsport/customerracing/gtsport/porschecup/

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