Published on April 18th, 2023 | by Sounder Rajen0
Sime Darby Racing Team Debuts At The Porsche Carrera Cup Asia 2023
Sime Darby is now set to establish itself in the world of motorsports as well
Represented by Sime Darby Auto Performance, Porsche Malaysia introduces the Sime Darby Racing Team, scheduled to make its debut at the 2023 Porsche Carrera Cup Asia (PCCA), in partnership with Earl Bamber Motorsport (EBM) and young Malaysian race driver Nazim Azman at the wheel.
The Malaysian Sime Darby team will proudly display the nation’s pride, sporting batik-inspired livery on its 911 GT3 Cup car, and will be competing in PCCA PRO category. The 20th Porsche Carrera Cup Asia season spans the continent once again in 2023, after two seasons taking place in China.
Moreover, the 2023 race calendar starts in Malaysia, continues through Korea, Japan, Thailand and Singapore before finishing up at Porsche Motorsport Asia Pacific’s home base in Shanghai, China and will see the seventh-generation GT3 Cup race car, based on the 992-generation Porsche 911, with more technology and performance.
Porsche Malaysia, with Earl Bamber Motorsport (EBM), brings a highly-experienced technical partner for the Sime Darby Racing Team. The team is built by double PCCA champion, accomplished Porsche Works driver and two-time 24 Hours of Le Mans winner, Earl Bamber who is a world renowned in global motorsport.
EBM will also lend technical support to the Sime Darby Racing Team throughout the 2023 PCCA season, providing sharpened performance for any circuit. In partnership with EBM and Porsche Malaysia, former FIA Formula 3 race driver Nazim will be representing the Sime Darby Racing Team in PCCA 2023 as well.
On top of that, Christopher Hunter, Sime Darby Auto Performance CEO, said, “Our participation in Porsche Carrera Cup Asia this year underlines our long-standing commitment to Porsche’s motorsport DNA. Porsche Malaysia has been at the forefront in customer track driving programmes, and we have had long history with Earl Bamber Motorsport on track.”
Nazim Azman, Sime Darby Racing Team Malaysian driver, also stated, “It is my pleasure to partner with Porsche Malaysia and Earl Bamber Motorsport to represent the Sime Darby Racing Team at the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia 2023.”
“As this is my first time racing a GT car for a full season, I believe that this opportunity will widen my horizons and experiences in GT racing. I’d like to thank the team for the support and will strive to do my best to step up in the upcoming race.” He concluded.
The first stop of the season will flag off at Sepang International Circuit for round 1 and 2 on 28 to 30 April 2023. The series then moves around the region before returning to Malaysia for round 9 and 10 on 25 to 27 August 2023, alongside round 3 of the Malaysia Championship Series at Sepang International Circuit.