Percat returns to Carrera Cup for Phillip Island

Nick Percat

Nick Percat

V8 Supercars star Nick Percat will return to the Carrera Cup Australia for the category’s two-driver event at Phillip Island later this month.

The two one-hour races, to be run as part of the Shannons Nationals meeting at the Victorian circuit, follow the Pro-Am format seen at Porsche’s Rennsport event last year.

Percat will team with leading Elite Class contender Shane Smollen and has already tested the 991 Porsche.

“I was pleased to be offered the drive by Shane and am really looking forward to racing the new generation Porsche Carrera Cup car,” said Percat.

“I really enjoyed my time last year in the Porsche Cup and now having driven it, the new model Porsche is very enjoyable to drive but quite different from the old model.

“One thing remains and that is you have to push really hard to get the best out of it”

Percat finished second to Craig Baird in last year’s Carrera Cup standings, taking five poles and five race wins.

Percat is the second V8 Supercars driver to be confirmed for the May 23-25 Phillip Island event, with Scott McLaughlin set to join Stephen Grove.

CLICK HERE for Speedcafe.com’s recent Cafe Chat with Percat about his rookie V8 Supercars Championship season

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