Porsche Carrera Cup Asia (PCCA) Testing at the Sepang International Circuit

Porsche Carrera Cup Asia (PCCA) headed to the Sepang International Circuit on the last 13th and 14th of March for the 1st testing session ahead of the 2010 season opener at Shanghai, China. For the new season, all teams will be using the new Porsche 911 GT3 Cup, which is based on the road legal Porsche 911 GT3 RS.

The test session is crucial for the teams and the drivers to gather as much data as possible and get used to the new car. The driver that adapts to the car’s handling and characteristics the quickest will have a slight advantage, as the rest will have to play catchup.

Although some of the familiar names in the championship like Tim Sugden and Melvin Choo won’t be competing for this year’s championship, the competition will still be as tough and competitive as ever. Defending champion Christian Menzel (above) is up against the likes of 2 times Australian Carrera Cup Champion Craig Baird, reigning Class B champion Philip Ma who moves up to Class A this year and 2004 Formula BMW Asia Series Champion Marchy Lee. With a record entries of 23 cars lining up for the grid for the 1st race in Shanghai, this year’s championship should be a cracker! Imagine the sprint and dash into the 1st turn!

Just like every modern age race cars, you’ve got knobs, buttons and dials to play with. Everything at the end of your fingertips, just like any other console game controller. But make no mistake about it, this is the big boy’s Playstation, and with big horsepower, comes big responsibility. Racing is not just some fun and games because of all the dangers attached to it. Note the alarm button above, I wonder what does it do?

The new 911 GT3 Cup is everything that you would expect from Porsche. The attention to detail, like the rear lights in LED technology (above) or the three-piece light alloy rims (below) is very impressive and a marvel to look at. An absolute class, the one that every Porsche lovers would approve.

On a final note, Mok Weng Sun’s car of Porsche Club Singapore (above) is my pick from the bunch for its distinctively striking livery. With its red, blue and bright yellow fluorescent stripes, it clearly stands out a lot more compared to the other cars. Simply stunning!

Click here for the new 911 GT3 Cup Specs and Info.

Related posts:

Porsche Carrera Cup Asia 2010 – Round 2 At Shanghai
Malaysian Super Series (MSS) 2010 - Round 1 Race Day
Sepang 1000km Endurance (S1K) 2010 - Qualifying
Time to Attack Round 2 at Sepang This Weekend
12 Hour Merdeka Millennium Endurance Race 2010 – GT Class Race Report
Porsche 918 RSR Unleashed
MotoGP - Sepang 2nd Test Times Day 1
Spa-Francorchamps Open Pitlane
Leave A Comment

Premium Wordpress Plugin