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Published on April 10th, 2015 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez

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Porsche Carrera Cup Asia Prepares to Dazzle in Shanghai

Porsche Carrera Cup Asia 2015 Season Launch

The 2015 Porsche Carrera Cup Asia gets underway this weekend in its home city of Shanghai as part of the Chinese F1 Grand Prix weekend. Twenty eight of the mighty Porsche 911 GT3 Cup (Type 991) racing cars will line up on the grid at the Shanghai International Circuit, with an international field representing the finest sportscar talent racing today behind the wheel. The double-header season opener will see both newcomers and championship regulars take to the track for the first time in 2015, with a single qualifying session followed by two, 12-lap races.

Competing for the overall championship as the field storms off the grid will be 2014 vice-champion Martin Ragginger of Team Porsche Holding, who is joined by other returnees from last season Rodolfo Avila (Team Jebsen), China’s Tung Ho-Pin (Budweiser Team Absolute Racing), young Malaysian and reigning Class B champion Alif Hamdan (Alif Hamdan Motorsports), Singapore’s Ro Charlz Skyangel (Team Yonda Dongfang), and Bao Jin Long, this year competing with Zheng Tong Auto. Joining them are the world record holder for Porsche Cup victories, Craig Baird of New Zealand (Clearwater Racing), fellow countryman and Porsche Carrera Cup Asia rookie Chris van der Drift (Kamlung Racing), and the series’ youngest ever entrant, 17-year-old Nico Menzel (PICC Team StarChase), son of two-time champion Christian.

Porsche Carrera Cup Asia 2015. Pre Season Testing. Sepang, Malaysia. 6th - 8th March 2015. Photo: Drew Gibson.

What promises to be a battle of epic proportions for the coveted Class B title, a category for non-professional drivers held within the series, also gets underway this weekend. Front runners Yuey Tan (partnering Avila in a two-car entry from Team Jebsen), Francis Tjia (OpenRoad Racing), and Hong Kong brothers Wayne and John Shen (Modena Motorsports) will be quick off the mark, but face a number of newcomers and guest drivers. Non-series registered drivers for this weekend are Samson Chan, joint 6th in Class B last season and standing in for Kenneth Lau in Shanghai, newcomer Andersen P Martono of Indonesia who replaces Singapore’s Ringo Chong at Team Kangshun for the season opener, LKM Racing’s Siu Tit Lung replacing his brother Siu Yuk Lung, and Australian Max Twigg taking the seat of Henri Richard.

The grid positions for Round 1 will be determined by the fastest laps in Saturday’s single qualifying session, with the second quickest lap by each driver setting the grid for Round 2.

When the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia embarks upon its 13th season this weekend as part of China’s most prestigious race weekend, all eyes will be on the 28 cars and drivers as they roar into what promises to be an utterly enthralling 14-round, no-holds-barred battle for glory.

Porsche Carrera Cup Asia 2015

Provisional Entry List – Rounds 1 & 2

Comp No.Entrant Name

Driver                        

ClsNatComp No.Entrant Name

Driver

ClsNat
2Samson Chan

*Samson CHAN

BHKG

HKG

28Modena Motorsports

John SHEN

BHKG

HKG

3OpenRoad Racing

Michael  S.

BHKG

INA

51Team BC Racing

Johnson HUANG

BTPE

TPE

5Team Jebsen

Yuey TAN Yu Hian

BHKG

SIN

55Zheng Tong Auto

BAO Jin Long

CHN

CHN

8Team Yonda Dongfang

Ro Charlz SKYANGEL

CHN

SIN

58Budweiser Team Absolute Racing

Ho-Pin TUNG

HKG

CHN

9Team Betterlife

LI Chao

BCHN

CHN

60/69OpenRoad Racing

60 Marcel TJIA/69 Christian CHIA

BHKG

HKG/

CAN

11Team Kangshun

*Andersen P MARTONO

BCHN

INA

65Absolute Racing

ZHU Jun Han

BHKG

CHN

12Clearwater Racing

Craig BAIRD

SIN

NZL

68Kamlung Racing

Christopher van der DRIFT

HKG

NZL

16Modena Motorsports

Wayne SHEN

BHKG

HKG

72Alif Hamdan Motorsports

Alif HAMDAN

MAS

MAS

17Arrows Racing

FUNG Yui Sum

BHKG

HKG

78True Visions Motorsports Thailand

Suttiluck BUNCHAROEN

BTHA

THA

18Chang Racing Team

Vutthikorn INTHRAPHUVASAK

BTHA

THA

80Racing Spirit Thailand

Sontaya KUNPLOME

BTHA

THA

20Team Jebsen

Rodolfo AVILA

HKG

MAC

86Team Porsche Holding

Martin RAGGINGER

CHN

AUT

21OpenRoad Racing

Francis TJIA

BHKG

HKG

88Spark Motorsport

Hugues RIPERT

BHKG

HKG

22LKM Racing

*SIU Tit Lung

BHKG

HKG

98Max Twigg

*Max TWIGG

BAUS

AUS

23Paul TRESIDDER

Paul TRESIDDER

BAUS

AUS

99PICC Team StarChase

Nico MENZEL

CHN

GER

*non-series

2015 Provisional Calendar

DateCircuit, CountryEvent
March 06 – 08Sepang Intl. Circuit, MalaysiaTest Days
April 10 – 12Shanghai Intl. Circuit, ChinaFormula 1 Support RaceRounds 1&2
May 15 – 17Yeongam Intl. Circuit, KoreaAsian Festival of SpeedRounds 3&4
June 05 – 07Fuji Intl. Circuit, JapanOne Make Series FestivalRounds 5&6
August 07 – 09MalaysiaTBC*Rounds 7&8
September 04 – 06Sepang Intl. Circuit, MalaysiaAsian Festival of SpeedRounds 9&10
September 18 – 20Marina Bay Circuit, SingaporeFormula 1 Support Race*Rounds 11&12
Oct 30 – Nov 01Shanghai Intl. Circuit, ChinaWorld Endurance ChampionshipRounds 13&14

* Subject to confirmation of commercial agreement


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