ENTRY LIST: Reborn Carrera Cup revealed

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

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).

Artwork of Ben Barker's Carrera Cup entry

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.

Ray Angus's Porsche

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.

1Dutton InsuranceCraig BairdNZPorsche 911 GT3 Cup
5Newcastle JetsNathan TinklerNSWPorsche 911 GT3 Cup
6Skye SandsRusty FrenchVICPorsche 911 GT3 Cup
7Simjen.com/Giltrap GroupJonny ReidNZPorsche 911 GT3 Cup
8Australian Engineered FlooringMax TwiggVICPorsche 911 GT3 Cup
9HallmarcMarc CiniVICPorsche 911 GT3 Cup
10HallmarcMichael LoccisanoVICPorsche 911 GT3 Cup
11Money Choice MotorsportMatthew ColemanVICPorsche 911 GT3 Cup
12Laser Plumbing & ElectricalSteven RichardsVICPorsche 911 GT3 Cup
17INCA MotorsportsRay AngusQLDPorsche 911 GT3 Cup
18Grill’dAndrew BarlowVICPorsche 911 GT3 Cup
19Rosche Extra SoftDamien FlackQLDPorsche 911 GT3 Cup
20Team BRM / TotalBen BarkerENGPorsche 911 GT3 Cup
27VnC Cocktails / MPD DairyDaniel GauntNZPorsche 911 GT3 Cup
29McElrea RacingMichael PatriziWAPorsche 911 GT3 Cup
47Supabarn Supermarkets/SNP SecurityTheo KoundourisACTPorsche 911 GT3 Cup
51Laminex IndustriesRoss LilleyVICPorsche 911 GT3 Cup
56McGrath Estate AgentsShane SmollenNSWPorsche 911 GT3 Cup
60L’Oreal Men ExpertMark SkaifeVICPorsche 911 GT3 Cup
66GlobePeter HillVICPorsche 911 GT3 Cup
69Supabarn Supermarkets/SNP SecurityJames KoundourisACTPorsche 911 GT3 Cup
88VIC Air SuppliesSimon MiddletonVICPorsche 911 GT3 Cup
90Paul Kelly Motor GroupPaul KellyNZPorsche 911 GT3 Cup

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