ENTRY LIST: Reborn Carrera Cup revealed

  • Monday 21st March, 2011 2:03pm
  • Author: SpeedCafe ©
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Craig Baird will enter the season as one of the favourites

Porsche Cars Australia has released the first entry list for its flagship racing category – the Australian Carrera Cup Championship.

The category kicks back into life this weekend at Albert Park, supporting the Formula One Qantas Australian Grand Prix.

Heading the list will be Craig Baird who will carry the #1 plate on his car courtesy of his title victory in 2008 – the last time the category raced in Australia before its two year sabbatical.

Those who appear most likely to challenge Baird include a number of fellow New Zealanders, including Jonny Reid, Daniel Gaunt and Ant Pedersen (who will not compete at the first round of the series this weekend).

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Artwork of Ben Barker's Carrera Cup entry

The Australians looking to upset the Kiwi’s parade include for full-time V8 Supercars drivers Steve Richards and Michael Patrizi.

And look for Brit Ben Barker to challenge for top five places within the first half of the season, driving for Team BRM. The team announced today a new sponsorship package with TOTAL Oils.

The grid is also packed with experience, including former Carrera Cup drivers Marc Cini, Matthew Coleman and Theo and James Koundouris.

Stay tuned to Speedcafe.com for more car unveils as they come to hand.

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Ray Angus's Porsche

The Australian Carrera Cup Championship kicks off this Thursday at Albert Park with practice and qualifying ahead of three races over the Grand Prix weekend.

CAR # SPONSOR DRIVER STATE MODEL
1 Dutton Insurance Craig Baird NZ Porsche 911 GT3 Cup
5 Newcastle Jets Nathan Tinkler NSW Porsche 911 GT3 Cup
6 Skye Sands Rusty French VIC Porsche 911 GT3 Cup
7 Simjen.com/Giltrap Group Jonny Reid NZ Porsche 911 GT3 Cup
8 Australian Engineered Flooring Max Twigg VIC Porsche 911 GT3 Cup
9 Hallmarc Marc Cini VIC Porsche 911 GT3 Cup
10 Hallmarc Michael Loccisano VIC Porsche 911 GT3 Cup
11 Money Choice Motorsport Matthew Coleman VIC Porsche 911 GT3 Cup
12 Laser Plumbing & Electrical Steven Richards VIC Porsche 911 GT3 Cup
17 INCA Motorsports Ray Angus QLD Porsche 911 GT3 Cup
18 Grill’d Andrew Barlow VIC Porsche 911 GT3 Cup
19 Rosche Extra Soft Damien Flack QLD Porsche 911 GT3 Cup
20 Team BRM / Total Ben Barker ENG Porsche 911 GT3 Cup
27 VnC Cocktails / MPD Dairy Daniel Gaunt NZ Porsche 911 GT3 Cup
29 McElrea Racing Michael Patrizi WA Porsche 911 GT3 Cup
47 Supabarn Supermarkets/SNP Security Theo Koundouris ACT Porsche 911 GT3 Cup
51 Laminex Industries Ross Lilley VIC Porsche 911 GT3 Cup
56 McGrath Estate Agents Shane Smollen NSW Porsche 911 GT3 Cup
60 L’Oreal Men Expert Mark Skaife VIC Porsche 911 GT3 Cup
66 Globe Peter Hill VIC Porsche 911 GT3 Cup
69 Supabarn Supermarkets/SNP Security James Koundouris ACT Porsche 911 GT3 Cup
88 VIC Air Supplies Simon Middleton VIC Porsche 911 GT3 Cup
90 Paul Kelly Motor Group Paul Kelly NZ Porsche 911 GT3 Cup

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