PORSCHE CARRERA CUP AUSTRALIA SETS SAIL FOR SEPANG
The Porsche Carrera Cup Australia field is set to embark on its first international voyage, ready for their next round at Sepang in Malaysia.
Eight 40-foot shipping containers will carry the fleet of 17 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup cars and team equipement as they sail from Australia for Malaysia for the series’ maiden international round, next month.
The boat will leave tomorrow on it’s 6500 km voyage that will see the containers arrive at Sepang for the joint Carrera Cup Australia and Carrera Cup Asia round July 21-23.
“This is an exciting time for Porsche Carrera Cup Australia. Seeing the Porsche field being loaded and shipped to Malaysia is the result of 12 months’ planning. We’ve also had great cooperation from our teams to ensure all logistics ran smoothly – from managing a tight turn-around time post-Darwin to preparing and loading cars and equipment for Sepang,” said Paul Ellis, Porsche Cars Australia’s Director of Public Relations and Motorsport.
“Even though our last round was in Darwin, which is situated closer to Malaysia, global shipping routes dictated that it was quicker to transport the fleet of Porsches from Brisbane. Therefore, our Melbourne teams packed their race cars and equipment on Monday, which were transported 1,700 km north to Brisbane. Our Queensland and Sydney teams then packed their containers near Brisbane on Tuesday ahead of Saturday’s departure by sea to Malaysia.
“We now wait to get on the ground in Malaysia and begin what will be one of the most anticipated and spectacular rounds of Carrera Cup Australia racing ever. What started off as a dream a few seasons ago has turned into reality and we’re thrilled to bring this truly unique experience to our motor racing customers.”
The series’ Malaysian round, where it will join Porsche Carrera Cup Asia on the race schedule, follows Carrera Cup Asia’s maiden visit to Australia last season when the two championships lined up at Sydney Motorsport Park on August 26-28,2016.
Carrera Cup Australia’s trip to Malaysia comes off the back of Carrera Cup Asia’s trip to Sydney Motorsport Park last year.
Make sure you follow Auto Action on social media – Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for updates throughout their International adventure. Catch up with Carrera Cup Australia’s last round at Hidden Valley in the current issue of the magazine.
Date posted: June 30, 2017