Porsche Carrera Cup Scandinavia

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Porsche Carrera Cup Scandinavia
PorscheCarreraCupScandinaviaLogo.jpg
Category Sports car Racing
One-make racing
Country Scandinavia
Inaugural season 2004
Constructors Porsche
Engine suppliers Porsche
Tyre suppliers Michelin
Drivers' champion Sweden Johan Kristoffersson
Teams' champion Sweden Kristoffersson Motorsport
Official website Carrera Cup Scandinavia

Porsche Carrera Cup Scandinavia is a one make sports car racing championship held in the Scandinavian countries with the majority of the races being in Sweden. The cars are Porsche 911 GT3 Cup (Type 997) with 3.6 liters, flat-6 naturally aspirated engines that produce 420 bhp (310 kW) and 420 N·m.[1]

Inspired by the success of the Porsche Carrera Cup in France and Germany, the first race in the Scandinavian edition was held on May 1, 2004.[2] Since then it has been one of the support series for the Swedish Touring Car Championship.

Among the competitors are former Speedway World Xhampion Tony Rickardsson and Prince Carl Philip of Sweden.[3] There has also been a number of famous guest drivers, like Mika Häkkinen and Kenny Bräck.[2]

The series is organised and maintaned by Swedish racing team Flash Engineering that took over running of the series in 2005 when the series was close to bankruptcy. In 2009 the series became the biggest Carrera Cup-series in the world with 35 entries.[4] The series is currently shown live on Viasat Motor.

Champions[edit]

Season Champion Team Champion
2004 Sweden Robin Rudholm Sweden Podium Racing
2005 Sweden Fredrik Ros Sweden Podium Racing
2006 Sweden Fredrik Ros Sweden Flash Engineering
2007 Sweden Edward Sandström Sweden Kristoffersson Motorsport
2008 Sweden Jocke Mangs Sweden Xlander Racing
2009 Sweden Jocke Mangs Sweden Xlander Racing
2010 Sweden Robin Rudholm Sweden IPS Motorsport
2011 Sweden Robin Rudholm Sweden Xlander Racing
2012 Sweden Johan Kristoffersson Sweden Kristoffersson Motorsport
2013 Sweden Johan Kristoffersson Sweden Kristoffersson Motorsport

References[edit]

  1. ^ Carrera Cup Bilarna (Swedish)
  2. ^ a b Carrera Cup Tävlingen (Swedish)
  3. ^ The Local Prince Carl Philip to launch motor racing career
  4. ^ Åhman, Michael (4 April 2009). "Carrera Cup Scandinavia - störst i världen!". Auto Motor & Sport. Retrieved April 4, 2009. 

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