GT3 Cup Challenge LogoThe most successful team in the 2013 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge GB will win £5000 at the end of the season in what is thought to be the most lucrative award of its kind at this level of British motor racing.
The new GT3 Cup Challenge Team Championship, launched today (Thursday 10 January) at Autosport International, will be open to two cars from each team with points scored on the same basis as the drivers’ championship. However, to make the Team Championship as flexible as possible, teams will be able to change their nominated scoring cars for each event.
Seven days prior to a race weekend, each team must nominate which cars will score points for the team for that weekend. The nominated cars can then be changed again for the following race weekend if required.
Leading team boss Stuart Parker from Team Parker Racing said that the award is another boost for the championship. “This is great news for the GT3 Cup Challenge,” said Parker. “Anything that encourages teams to contest the championship is excellent news and I’m sure there will be some tough competition for the prize.”
Meanwhile, the scoring system for the drivers’ championship has been amended to better suit drivers’ family and business commitments. In calculating end of season totals, drivers will count the scores from their best five weekends out of the scheduled six double-headers. This will be a boost for drivers who need to miss a race weekend due to clashing commitments and also means that drivers can have a bad weekend without necessarily damaging their title bid.