Rodney Jane returns as Carrera Cup dark horse

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Saturday 25th May, 2013 - 6:00am

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Rodney Jane and Nick Percat firming as top chances at Rennsport Carrera Cup round

Rodney Jane and Nick Percat firming as top chances at Rennsport Carrera Cup round

Rodney Jane will return to the wheel of a Cup car for the first time in almost five years at the special Porsche Carrera Cup Australia Rennsport round this weekend.

Jane will link-up with front-runner Nick Percat at the unique shared driver meeting that headlines the all-Porsche extravaganza at Sydney Motorsport Park.

The combination is being touted by keen Porsche observers as one of the most powerful in the field where two 60-minute races will make up round three of the Carrera Cup Championship.

Jane had considerable experience in the one-make Cup car category before he switched to the second-tier V8 Supercar Development Series in 2009.

“I am excited about returning to Carrera Cup and running Michelin tyres again,” said Jane.

Michelin will join Bob Jane T-Marts in supporting Jane and Percat for the Sydney round. Percat is third in the points on 258 behind Craig Baird (342) and Steven Richards (302).

Baird is using Porsche first-timer and fellow Kiwi John Penny as his partner while Richards is combining with Theo Koundouris.

The perennial Carrera Cup winner Baird has bypassed the V8 SuperTourer meeting at Pukekohe this weekend, giving priority to the Rennsport meeting which had the date locked away before the Kiwi tin top calendar was finalised.

Each team is required to run both a Professional driver and an Elite driver in a pro-am style format which is set to spice up the results.

The massive Rennsport meeting will also feature the second round of the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge, historics, regularity and sports cars.

A highlight will also be demonstration runs from some of the iconic Porsche competition cars from previous decades.

For live streaming of the weekend action click through to https://www.speedcafe.com/rennsport/

Carrera Cup entry list

CL

No Sponsor Driver Co-driver

P

 1  Jet Travel Insurance  Craig Baird  John Penny

E

 4  Grove Group  Steven Grove  Earl Bamber

E

 6  Objective Racing  Tony Walls  James Davison

P

 7  No Second Chance  Warren Luff  Geoff Emery

E

 8  Permagard automotive  Max Twigg  Luke Youlden

E

 9  Hallmarc  Marc Cini  Tim Slade

E

 10  Hallmarc  Michael Loccisano  Jonny Reid

P

 12  Laser Plumbing & Electrical  Steven Richards  Theo Koundouris

E

 13  Porsche Centre Brighton  James Bergmuller  Dale Wood

E

 19  Rosche Visper  Damien Flack  David Wall

P

 20  Team BRM/Rentcorp Property Group  Duvashen Padayachee  Jeff Bobik

P

 21  Team Kiwi Racing  Shae Davies  Andrew Gowens

E

 24  Pure Energty/N2U  Tony Bates  Alex Davison

P

 29  Ausdrill – Onsite Racing  Michael Patrizi  Troy Bayliss

P

 34  GT3 Factory/Wrap My Ride/Muscrete Construction  Richard Muscat  Simon Middleton

E

 47  Supabarn Supermarkets  James Koundouris  Steve Owen

P

 50  Action Tyres and More  Matthew Kingsley  John Goodarce

P

 55  Fujitsu Racing  Renee Gracie  Peter Hill

E

 56  McGrath Real Estate  Shane Smollen  David Russell

P

 88  Malibu Boats  Andrew Jones  Xaiver West

P

 222  Coates Hire Racing  Nick Percat  Rodney Jane

Race Schedule

Saturday May 25, 2013

8:30am Regularity – Division 1 (Practice)
8:51 Porsche Carrera Cup Australia (Practice 1)
9:27 Regularity – Division 3 (Practice)
9:48 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Australia presented by Pirelli (Practice 1)
10:24 Regularity – Division 2 (Practice)
10:45 Historics – Group S & Group N (Practice/Qualifying)
11:06 Porsche Carrera Cup Australia (Practice 2)
11:42 Sports Cars (Practice/Qualifying)
12:03 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Australia presented by Pirelli (Practice 2)
12:29 Iconic Porsche Demonstration (Demonstration 1)
12:57 Regularity – Division 1 (Regularity 1)
1:17 Regularity – Division 3 (Regularity 1)
1:37 Historics – Group S & Group N (Race 1)
2:00 Porsche Carrera Cup Australia – Professional Class (Qualifying 1)
2:28 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Australia presented by Pirelli (Qualifying)
2:56 Sports Cars (Race 1)
3:19 Porsche Carrera Cup Australia – Elite Class (Qualifying 2)
3:47 Regularity – Division 2 (Regularity 1)
4:07 Iconic Porsche Demonstration (Demonstration 2)
4:35 Carrera Cup/GT3 Cup Challenge (Sponsor Rides)

Sunday May 26, 2013

8:30 Carrera Cup/GT3 Cup Challenge (Sponsor Rides)
8:58 Regularity – Division 1 (Regularity 2)
9:18 Sports Cars (Race 2)
9:41 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Australia presented by Pirelli (Race 1)
10:09  Regularity – Division 2 (Regularity)
10:29 Historics – Group S & Group N (Race 2)
10:52 Porsche Carrera Cup Australia (Race 1 Enduro)
12:00 Regularity – Division 3 (Regularity 2)
12:20 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Australia presented by Pirelli (Race 2)
12:48 Iconic Porsche Demonstration (Demonstration 3)
1:16 Regularity – Division 1 (Regularity 3)
1:36 Historics – Group S & Group N (Race 3)
1:59 Regularity – Division 2 (Regularity 3)
2:19 Porsche Carrera Cup Australia (Race 2 – Enduro)
3:27 Sports Cars (Race 3)
3:50 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Australia presented by Pirelli (Race 3 – Enduro)
4:58 Regularity – Division 3 (Regularity 3)

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