2023 will be arguably the biggest in the category’s history, following an immense 2022 season which saw record fields following the introduction of the Type 992 generation Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car on Australian soil.
Carrera Cup Australia will also continue to enjoy Championship status from Motorsport Australia in 2023. Only a select number of categories are designated as ‘Championships’ in Australia and this status is not only testament to the professionalism and momentum within Carrera Cup Australia in recent years, but the category’s standing and importance in the Australian motorsport landscape. Carrera Cup Australia is widely regarded as a the most proven pathway for the best Pro and Pro-Am drivers from across the Australasian region to reach the highest levels of the sport both locally and internationally.
The 2023 Carrera Cup Australia season begins in fine style at the Formula 1® Rolex Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne in late March, before attending the seven marquee rounds of the Repco Australia Supercars Championship throughout the year.
Round 2 takes place in mid-June and will see the country’s top Porsche teams head north to the Darwin Triple Crown, following the Championship’s welcome return to the Hidden Valley Raceway in the Northern Territory in 2022.
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 again enjoy the fast and flowing curves of The Bend Motorsport Park in Tailem Bend for the OTR Supersprint.
Round 5 will likely be a wet and wild affair in mid-September at the Penrite Oil Sandown 500 in Melbourne, before drivers contest arguably their most anticipated race of the season on the infamous Mount Panorama Circuit for the Repco Bathurst 1000 in early October.
The penultimate round will be held on the popular Surfers Paradise Street Circuit on the Gold Coast in late October, before the 2023 season culminates at the VALO Adelaide 500 in late November.
Every round of the 2023 Porsche Paynter Dixon Carrera Cup Australia Championship will be broadcast on Foxtel and Kayo Sports live and ad free including the Formula 1® Rolex Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne.
The Seven Network will broadcast five of the 2023 marquee Carrera Cup Australia rounds live on free-to-air television, namely: Darwin, Townsville, Bathurst, Gold Coast and Adelaide. While both Channel Seven and 7plus will broadcast highlights of OTR Supersprint and Sandown 500.
Barry Hay, Motorsport Manager, Porsche Cars Australia: “We are delighted to announce our 2023 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 I have no doubt that the 2023 season will arguably be one the best in its long and illustrious history.”
2023 Porsche Paynter Dixon Carrera Cup Australia calendar:
Rd1 F1 Australia GP, VIC 30 March - 02 April
Rd2 Darwin, NT 16-18 June
Rd3 Townsville, QLD 07-09 July
Rd4 The Bend, SA 18-20 August
Rd5 Sandown, VIC 15-17 September
Rd6 Bathurst 1000, NSW 05-08 October
Rd7 Gold Coast, QLD 27-29 October
Rd8 Adelaide, SA 23-26 November
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