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PORSCHE CARRERA CUP AUSTRALIA ARRIVES AT SEPANG

Porsche Carrera Cup Australia arrived in Malaysia - Photo: Supplied

Porsche Carrera Cup Australia arrived in Malaysia – Photo: Supplied

Porsche Carrera Cup Australia has arrived in Malaysia ahead of its maiden international appearance at Sepang International Circuit this weekend.

It’ll be the first time that the majority of the Carrera Cup Australia field have taken to the Sepang circuit. Although, a couple of the leading drivers, including series leader David Wall and Marc Cini, have sampled the Malaysia venue.

“It’s an F1 circuit with all the bells and whistles,” said Cini. “Fortunately it’s a circuit that I’ve raced on a number of times before so it won’t be as daunting for me as for some others who haven’t been there before. I’m really looking forward to it.”

The Sepang round will be the first new circuit on the Carrera Cup calendar since 2011, becoming the 16th different circuit at which the series has raced. It’s also second longest, at 5.543km, second only to Mt Panorama, Bathurst.

Shane Smollen, who raced as a co-driver at the Phillip Island Pro-Am event, leads a group of returning drivers to to the series for the weekend. Both Graham Williams and Dean Cook also join the field to bring the entries up to 17 cars.

Carrera Cup Australia – Entry List – Round 5, Sepang

#104 Stephen Grove (TAG Heuer Carrera Challenge) Grove Group
#105 Cameron McConville (Outright) Repair Management Australia
#106 Michael Almond (Outright) Repair Management Australia
#107 Jaxon Evans (Outright) Hungry Jacks
#108 Lars Kern (Outright) Porsche Centre Melbourne
#109 Marc Cini (TAG Heuer Carrera Challenge) Hallmarc
#122 Dean Cook (TAG Heuer Carrera Challenge) Zonzo Racing
#133 Simon Ellingham (Outright) Peak Marketing
#131 Graham Williams (TAG Heuer Carrera Challenge) WRA
#136 James Abela (Outright) Horsley Park Gun Shop/Strathbrook Industrial Services
#138 David Wall (Outright) PAYCE/Wilson Security
#156 Shane Smollen (TAG Heuer Carrera Challenge) Central Element Property Development
#170 Tim Miles (TAG Heuer Carrera Challenge) Miles Advisory Partners
#177 Nick McBride (Outright) Sonic / Bob Jane T-Marts
#188 Dylan O’Keeffe (Outright) APB Group/President Limo Australia
#777 Andre Heimgartner (Outright) Bob Jane T-Marts / Money Now
#888 Alex Davison (Outright) President Limo Australia

Sepang Broadcast/Live Stream Schedule

All qualifying and race sessions, including the two joint races, will be available to view via Facebook Live and also streamed live via www.carreracup.com.au.

Qualifying – 12:35am (AEST), Saturday July 22, 2017
Race 1 – 7:00pm (AEST), Saturday July 22, 2017
Race 2 – 12:55am (AEST), Sunday July 23, 2017
Invitational Race, Overall – 4:25pm (AEST), Sunday July 23, 2017
Invitational Race, Challenge/Pro-Am – 5:20pm (AEST), Sunday July 23, 2017

Sepang Race Schedule

Friday July 21, 2017
11:30am Practice 1 (45 minutes)
4:15pm Practice 2 (30 minutes)

Saturday July 22, 2017
10:35am Qualifying (30 minutes)
5:00pm Race 1 (13 laps)

Sunday July 23, 2017
10:55am Race 2 (13 laps)
2:25pm Invitational Race, Overall (13 laps)
3:20pm Invitational Race, Challenge/Pro-Am (13 laps)

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