2022 will be arguably the biggest in the category’s history, following not only the news that Paynter Dixon will be Carrera Cup Australia’s title sponsor for a further two years, but that 2022 will also mark the debut of the highly anticipated Type 992 generation Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car on Australian soil.
Further to this, Motorsport Australia has recently confirmed that Carrera Cup Australia will be elevated to Championship status from the 2022 season and beyond. Only a select number of categories are designated as ‘Championships’ in Australia, with the one-make Porsche category joining only Supercars, Australian GT and the S5000 as official Motorsport Australia circuit racing Championships. The elevation in status is recognition of the category’s standing and importance in the Australian motorsport landscape.
The 2022 Carrera Cup season begins in fine style at the Formula 1® Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne in early April, before attending the seven marquee rounds of the Repco Australia Supercars Championship throughout the year.
Round 2 in mid-June will see the country’s top Porsche teams head north to the Merlin Darwin Triple Crown, marking the Championship’s return to the Hidden Valley Raceway in the Northern Territory.
The Championship stays up north for Round 3 which will take place on the streets of the Reid Park Circuit in Townsville, before making the long journey to South Australia where drivers will enjoy the fast and flowing curves of The Bend Motorsport Park in Tailem Bend.
Round 5 will likely be a wet and wild affair in mid-August at Victoria’s Sandown International Raceway before the drivers contest arguably their most anticipated race of the season on the infamous Mount Panorama Circuit. The glitz and glamour of the Surfers Paradise Street Circuit on the Gold Coast follows the Bathurst 1000 in October, before the season culminates under lights at the Sydney Motorsport Park in mid-November.
Toni Andreevski, Director Sales and Motorsport Porsche Cars Australia : “After two seasons plagued by travel restrictions, we are delighted to announce our 2022 calendar which will see our drivers continue to race at the biggest motorsport events of the year, in front of the biggest crowds, enjoying the best support and television package available. Every season we strive to deliver a premium class experience for all our customers, teams and partners and the with the prospect of 32 new 992 generation Porsche 911 GT3 Cup cars filling the grid in 2022, the season will be arguably the best in its long and illustrious history.”
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2022 Porsche Paynter Dixon Carrera Cup Australia calendar:
|Rd1||F1 Aus GP, VIC||07-10 April|
|Rd2||Darwin, NT||17-19 June|
|Rd3||Townsville, QLD||08-10 July|
|Rd4||The Bend, SA||29-31 July|
|Rd5||Sandown Raceway, VIC||19-21 August|
|Rd6||Bathurst 1000, NSW||06-09 October|
|Rd7||Gold Coast, QLD||28-30 October|
|Rd8||Sydney, NSW||18-20 November|