GT3 Cup Challenge strikes fresh Pirelli deal

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Friday 13th November, 2015 - 12:16pm

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Pirelli will continue as the official tyre for the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge for the next two years

Pirelli will continue as the official tyre for the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge for the next two years

The Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge has inked a fresh two-year deal to continue with Pirelli as the category’s official tyre supplier.

It will carry Pirelli through a fourth and fifth season in the feeder class for the Carrera Cup, which continues to run on Michelins.

Porsche Cars Australia motorsport manager, Kurt Sakzewski said the renewal continues a strong association with Pirelli and its local distributor Trofeo Motorsport.

“Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge has enjoyed a great association with Pirelli over the past three seasons and we are thrilled to continue this through to at least the end of the 2017 season,” Sakzewski said.

“Pirelli sets a very high standard, not only by the tyre its supplies, but also by the service it provides to our Porsche teams and its presentation at every GT3 Cup Challenge round.”

The final round of the current Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Australia presented by Pirelli season is scheduled for Sydney Motorsport Park this weekend.

Sandown will open the six-round 2016 GT3 Cup Challenge schedule from April 1-3 next year.

2016 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Australia presented by Pirelli schedule

Round 1 – Sandown Raceway, Victoria (April 01-03, 2016)
Round 2 – Porsche Rennsport Australia, Sydney Motorsport Park, NSW (April 29-May 01, 2016)
Round 3 – Winton Motor Raceway, Victoria* (June 10-12, 2016)
Round 4 – Sydney Motorsport Park, New South Wales* (July 01-03, 2016)
Round 5 – Queensland Raceway, Queensland* (July 29-31, 2016)
Round 6 – Phillip Island, Victoria (September 9-11, 2016)