PORSCHE CARRERA CUP GB
The Porsche Carrera Cup GB is the fastest one-make series in the UK and has been the springboard for a number of drivers looking to forge a career in sportscar racing.
Launched back in 2003, the series has been part of the TOCA package since the very first race, and will continue to run as a support series to the British Touring Car Championship until at least 2026 after a one-year option was added to the latest three-year deal.
Tim Harvey, Richard Westbrook, Dan Cammish, Daniel Harper and Harry King are amongst an impressive list of former champions, with Cammish one of a number of drivers to have then gone on to compete in the BTCC.
Former Williams F1 racer Nicholas Latifi is another member of the Carrera Cup GB alumni, having contested a part campaign back in 2015.
The series features a packed grid of identical Porsche 911 GT3 Cup cars, with a new machine based on the eighth-generation Type 992 model having debuted in 2022.
Powered by a 4.0-litre six-cylinder engine producing 510hp and with improved levels of downforce, the Type 992 is the most powerful car ever used in the series but also a hugely versatile model designed to be used by novice and professional drivers alike.
Having run events in mainland Europe in the past, the 2023 season will see the Carrera Cup GB running exclusively on the touring car package – with a total of 16 races planned across eight meetings.
Regulations remain consistent with 2022, with a reverse grid – featuring anywhere from four to six drivers – being used in the second race of the weekend, and a scoring system that awards points to the top eight drivers.
Drivers will compete in three classes – Pro, Pro-Am and Am – whilst there are also awards handed out to the top Rookie and to the leading Entrant.
PORSCHE CARRERA CUP GB 2023 CALENDAR
DONINGTON PARK NATIONAL
BRANDS HATCH INDY
OULTON PARK ISLAND
DONINGTON PARK GP
BRANDS HATCH GP
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Read some reviews from our Drivers
“One week on and I’m still over the moon. That final race will stay with me for a long time. As such, I just once again wanted to say a huge thank you to you all for your hard work and commitment to Dan’s racing this year. I know you all put in a lot of effort and a huge amount of hours into getting him the result he so deserved. The teamwork this year has been fantastic and I think the dynamic has been the best to date. I think the relationship Andy and Connor have with Dan has paid a huge part in achieving the results this year for both him and the team. Huge thanks, and I look forward to celebrating this with you all and the team at the awards evening.”
“I’ve been racing for EXCELR8 for a few years now and for the 2020 season there was no reason for me to look at any other teams as I’ve been on this journey with the team and it feels like one big family. All of the guys and girls at EXCELR8 have been great to me other the years and they always give it 100% at everything they do and the results speak for themselves. No matter what track, they always give me that super fast race car to get the results. So I can only thank them for what they do behind closed doors and at the race weekends. For me they have been the best to race for over my racing career and hopefully I can continue this journey with EXCELR8 in the 2021 BTCC championship..”
After an incident in the first race of the weekend we were packing up ready to go home but, without hesitation – the EXCELR8 crew loaded the car into the trailer, returned to the workshop and worked overnight to replace the whole front end of the car.
At 4.30am we received a text to say that it was all done and ready to go!
On Sunday morning the car was back in the awning looking as as good as new and we managed to race to a podium finish in Race 2 with a new lap record!
The level of service and dedication, of the team is second to none.
They really are “the best in the business”
EXCELR8 Motorsport is a gem. They took Toby under their wing and basically poured in all the skills needed to run at the front in an extremely competitive series. We had support on logistics, financing, data, tyre preparation, testing, racecraft, mental prep, setup – lots and lots of setup, licencing and most importantly, sponsorship support .
All in all they are alongside you every step of the way if you need them to be, or not, depending on what you need. The team has strength in depth and a comprehensive stepping stone of series and experience that can take you from a raw novice all the way to 24hr racing, TCR or BTCC, if you can.
There are plenty of teams that take your money, or your sponsors money, and give precious little in return other than the core race support and I can tell you for a fact that EXCELR8 is not like that. Anthony and Justina run a friendly, quality team with high standards of preparation and a strong sporting ethos; whether you are just starting out on your racing journey at the back of the grid or going for wins at the front everybody gets 100% support and their is no hierarchy or favouritism.
But make no mistake – If Excelr8 are on the grid, they are not there to make up the numbers, they are there to Win.
As a rookie to car racing EXCELR8 made my son feel at ease immediately. They are dedicated to what they do & nothing is ever a problem. Its a great , driven, family atmosphere the moment you walk in the awning. They deliver professionalism and results!
‘EXCELR8 Motorsport are an amazing team to be a part of. Their professionalism and drive to succeed is second to none all the while putting your best interests at the forefront of their priorities. Not only have they helped me to excel as a driver but also as a person with in the Motorsport community and it feels like the sky is the limit with my racing career as a part of their team!’
“Justina has set up a very competitive & professional race team. The results speak for themselves, winning this year’s multiple championships. Albeit my very short stint with the team towards the end of 2020, I was made to feel at home. I would happily race with EXCELR8 again.”