|The Porsche Carrera Cup Asia drivers are ready to tackle the weekend’s Spa Invitational, part of the Porsche Carrera Cup 24 Hours. The Spa-edition Porsche Carrera Cup 24-hour is a showcase of sort for the Stuttgart based marque.|
Porsche Carrera Cup Asia’s representatives comprise of Chris van der Drift and Yuey Tan, who’ll battle it out with Porsche Carrera Cup drivers from other regions such as France, Italy, Australia and Scandinavia. All drivers utilize the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup (Type 991), with the PCCA (Porsche Carrera Cup Asia) two-car team run by 9-time WRC Champion and current WTCC driver, Sébastien Loeb. Van der Drift, the first year PCCA man, is set to race at Spa for the first time in a Porsche, “There are a few in the field I know of and that I have raced against over the previous years in Blancpain and GT Open, and I’m sure every one of them will want to be at the pointy end. I guess for me knowing the track is one less thing I need to worry about, although I’ve never been around Spa in a 911 hopefully I’ll need only a couple of laps to know what I’m doing!” Van der Drift commented.
Held in support of the 24 Hours of Spa, the race has been organized jointly by the Porsche Carrera Cups France and Italy. van der Drift and Tan were invited to compete by Porsche China, organizers of the PCCA, and its partners as a reward for topping the leaderboards in each of the two hotly-contested championship categories after Rounds 5 & 6 in Japan.
As well as the leading drivers from the Italian, French, Australian and Scandinavian series, the line-up for the Porsche Carrera Cup 24 Hours of Spa 2015 also includes a former and another current PCCA driver Zhang Da Sheng and 2013 Asian Class B champion Egidio Perfetti.
Qualifying for the Porsche Carrera Cup 24 Hours of Spa is scheduled to kick off on Friday, 24 July, followed by the race on Saturday afternoon.