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Porsche Pirelli GT3 Cup Trophy Round 8 - Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

Pirelli GT3 Cup Trophy Finale

By: Brandon J. O'Brien
Image Credits: Brandon O'Brien / Motor Driven Images unless otherwise specified

The Pirelli GT3 Cup Trophy USA, in its 11th season, produced intense racing as well as an increasing car count, averaging 33+ cars per event.

The GT3 Class features both the Porsche 997.2 (2010-2013) and 991.1  (2014-2016) versions of the 911 GT3 Cup cars.  The GT4 Class features the Caymen GT4 Cup (2016-2017) cars.  Both Classes compete on the track at the same time making for a large field and an exciting race.  There are also five Championship classes; (GT3, 991) Diamond, Diamond Masters, (GT 3, 997) Platinum,  (GT4) Silver, and Silver Masters.

As can be seen by the results no two drivers dominated their respective classes at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

In 2019 Porsche Works Team Will Compete In Formula E

In 2019 Porsche Works Team Will Compete In Formula E Image Credit Porsche Media


  • New motorsport strategy with a clear focus on electromobility and the GT class:
  • From 2019, a Porsche works team will compete in Formula E.

From 2019, a Porsche works team will compete in Formula E. As a result, the company will be ending its involvement in the LMP1 class of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) at the end of the 2017 season. Porsche maintains its focus on international GT racing, and will also concentrate its motorsport strategy on using the 911 RSR in the GT class of the FIA World Endurance Championship, the highlight of which is the 24 Hours of Le Mans, as well as the American IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and other long-distance classics.

Calvert Dynamics Delivers Highest Placed Porsche Finish In PWC Mid-Ohio Round 15

Calvert Dynamics car No. 98 Circle Porsche of Long Beach, Discount Tire, Curb Records, ASE, Cometic Gasket, Inc., The Smile Generation Porsche 991 GT3 R driven by Michael Lewis leads a pack of strong Pirelli World Challenge competition through Turn 5 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on his way to finishing in the top ten at P6. Image Credit: Brian Cleary LAT Photo USA ©2016 via Calvert Dynamics

Calvert Dynamics Delivers Highest Placed Porsche Finish In PWC Mid-Ohio Round 15

In only his second race in the restart of his 2016 Pirelli World Challenge season, Michael Lewis delivers another strong performance for his new team.


Porsche drivers look forward to the Road America challenge

Porsche 911 GT3 R, Alex Job Racing: Mario Farnbacher, Alex Riberas Image Credit Porsche Media

Stuttgart. The IMSA SportsCar Championship takes a trip into the past: On the legendary Road America circuit, one of the oldest and most demanding racetracks in the USA, the eighth round of North America’s most important sports car race series will be contested. The Porsche North America factory squad fields two Porsche 911 RSR in the GTLM class against strong opposition from BMW, Ferrari, Ford and Chevrolet on the storied circuit close to Elkhart Lake in the US state of Wisconsin. The 470 hp winning racer from Weissach is based on the seventh generation of the iconic 911 sports car. Equally as fierce is the competition in the GTD class in which Porsche customer teams such as Alex Job Racing and Park Place Motorsports campaign the new 500 hp Porsche 911 GT3 R.

No 1 Porsche 919 Hybrid Wins Nürburgring Homecoming Victory.

Image Credit Porsche Motorsport Media


The reigning world champions Timo Bernhard (Germany), Brendon Hartley (New Zealand) and Mark Webber (Australia) repeated their win of last year’s six-hour race at the Nürburgring in Germany. By doing so, Porsche, with the 919 Hybrid, extended their lead in the manufacturer standings of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC). Romain Dumas (France), Neel Jani (Switzerland) and Marc Lieb (Germany) finished fourth in the race and continue to lead the drivers’ world championship. Just like the 2015 debut, the German round of the WEC was a success: 58,000 spectators witnessed breathtaking motorsport in nice summer weather in the Eifel mountains. It was the fourth of nine rounds of the 2016 WEC season.

Facebook Blessings For Porsche, Busby, and Knoop

Porsche #67 (top) and #68 as they race at full speed near the Start/Finish line early in the 1985 24hrs. of Daytona. Image Credit: Fan Photo via Jim Busby Facebook 

Facebook Blessings For Porsche, Busby, and Knoop

The image above was posted by a fan on Facebook and it caught the attention of its single signatour, car builder and racecar driver, Jim Busby.