2017 Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup
Over 60 years of Porsche Motorsport encapsulate a host of success stories. One such exciting story began in 1992 with the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup. Just a year after it began, the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup became part of the FIA Formula 1 World Championship – always held directly ahead of the Grand Prix races at European and international top locations.
The Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup, the most competitive of the worldwide Porsche one-make series, has provided a riveting stage for the drama of driving to the limit. It sparks enthusiasm in drivers, teams, partners and sponsors and moreover offers an excellent business platform. The Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup is organised directly by Porsche AG. With this, Porsche guarantees a professional service in all organisational and technical questions. In order to ensure that every driver has exactly the same chance, all teams compete in identical vehicles based on the seventh generation of the 911 GT3 Cup.
Specialists of Porsche Motorsport provide professional support in all areas – from technical assistance to spare parts service to press and hospitality events. The central organisation and constant supervision of the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup with its consistent sporting and technical regulations ensures maximum transparency and predictability. The basic principle of the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup guarantees a fair competition at the highest sporting level, thus offering the best preconditions for a thrilling competition.
|Event||Date||Location||Race Results||Round Results|
|Round 1||14 May||Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup 1 Barcelona|
|Round 2||28 May||Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup 2 Monaco|
|Round 3||2 July||Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup 3 Spielberg|
|Round 4||9 July||Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup 4 Silverstone|
|Round 5||30 July||Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup Budapest|
|Round 6||27 Aug||Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup Spa|
|Round 7||3 Sep||Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup Monza|
|Round 8||4 Nov||Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup Mexiko|
Australian V8 Supercars
2017 Pirtek Enduro Cup
The PIRTEK Enduro Cup is the prize awarded to the Supercars driver and co-driver pairing that is the most consistent across all three of Australia’s iconic endurance events.
For the fifth consecutive year, the Sandown 500 in September, the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 and the Gold Coast 600 in October offer four opportunities for each of the pairings to score points, and step towards the PIRTEK Enduro Cup.
The trophy, a stunning piece of artwork created by esteemed Australian artist James Corbett, is awarded after the final race at the Gold Coast, following 2100km of gruelling endurance racing.
The Sandown 500 is a two-driver, 500 kilometre race to be held on Sunday September 17. Individual qualifying races will be held for each driver on the Saturday of the event, with the combined results to determine the grid for Sunday’s race.
The Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 is Australian motor racing’s answer to the Melbourne Cup. Engulfing the NSW regional city of Bathurst for four days across October 5-8, the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 is a six-hour, two-driver total dog fight around 6.213km of majestic, mountainous roadway.
Finally, the PIRTEK Enduro Cup will end with the party to end all parties, the Gold Coast 600. Two 300km races will be held within Australia’s holiday playground – a fitting end to what promises to be an electric, Championship-defining endurance season.
Last year, eventual series Champion, Kiwi Shane van Gisbergen won the honour with Frenchman Alex Premat. They became the first international pair to take the prize, after three second place finishes and one win throughout the four high-stakes races.
|Event||Date||Location||Race Results||Round Results|
|Round 1||15 Sep||Pirtek Enduro Cup Sandown Raceway|
|Round 2||5 Oct||Pirtek Enduro Cup Mount Panorama|
|Round 3||20 Oct||Pirtek Enduro Cup Surfers Paradise|
Bathurst 12 Hour
2017 Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour
THE Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour is a race for GT3, GT4 and invited production-based or specialised endurance vehicles held at Mount Panorama, Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia between February 3-5, 2017.
The race is now generally acknowledged and recognised around the world as one of the most significant races for GT vehicles on the calendar, alongside contemporaries like the Spa-Francorchamps 24 Hour and the Nurburgring 24 Hour.
About Mount Panorama
Mount Panorama is the world-renowned circuit located in Bathurst, New South Wales. Known as the spiritual home of Australian Motor Racing, the circuit became famous via the annual Bathurst 1000 classic which was first held (over 500 miles) in 1963.
The Bathurst 1000 is now one of Australia’s largest sporting events, attracting more than 200,000 people across its four days – but the Mountain is more than just the annual October classic, now hosting the Bathurst 12 Hour in February and the Bathurst 6 Hour for Production Cars each Easter.
The Mount Panorama track is a public road for the majority of the year and as such regular road rules apply (incl.2 way traffic, 60km/hr speed limit).
It is 174 metres from the bottom of the circuit (Pit Straight) to the top of Skyline, “as the crow flies”. Race direction (during major events) is anti-clockwise.
Mount Panorama is unique in its rural setting. There are over 40 private residences located around the circuit (inside and outside). Private businesses also exist on the Mount – including: luxury accommodation, a winery, restaurant and fruit orchard. Several local sporting associations also use the Mount as a base for their activities, including the Sporting Shooters Association, Bathurst Rifle Club, Bathurst Gun Club, Panorama Motorcycle Club, and, of course, the Bathurst Light Car Club.
The National Motor Racing Museum sits on Murray’s Corner, showcasing an impressive array of motorcycle and car racing memorabilia from all over the country.
- Circuit Length: 6.213km
- Length of Conrod Straight = 1.916km
- Length of Mountain Straight = 1.111km
- Highest Point: 862m above sea level
- Grades of up to 1 in 6.13
Facts courtesy of www.mountpanorama.com
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