The new season in the Porsche Carrera Cup France is starting soon. Not to make motor sport fans study the regulations, we will tell you about the racing rules in the Porsche France Monocup. Then you’ll be much more interested in watching. So…
What are we competing for?
Porsche Carrera Cup France participants compete in several classifications:
- absolute classification: it is “played” by all the Cup participants
- Pro-Am classification is primarily composed of gentleman drivers with significant motorsport experience
- Am classification, consists of less experienced gentleman drivers
- in addition to these classifications, Rookies (young pilots under 26) and Team classifications
The Am (Amateure) classification will take place if at least 3 pilots are registered for the whole season. Otherwise, they join the Pro-Am standings.
In the season of 2023 the Porsche Carrera Cup France participants will have 6 weekend meetings. Excluding the weekend in Le Mans, other stages will consist of two races each with the total of 11 races within the season.
Each weekend starts with two practice rounds 40 minutes each. It is the time when drivers get acquainted with the track, because even on a well-know track the driving style will vary according to season, weather conditions, etc., and the engineers set the car up so that a Porsche-driver duet is able to show the maximum it is capable of during the race.
It is the way of obtaining a better position on the starting grid (and gaining an additional point for the pole position). One qualifying session will be held at each competition (except Le Mans), with a total duration of 30 minutes.
Each driver’s best time will determine their position in Race 1, their second-best time will determine their position in Race 2.
Having been located on the starting grid, the peloton guided by a safety-car starts its warm-up lap. After that all the participants take their places again and the event which attracts thousands of viewers on stands and in front of the screens starts!
The races will last for 30 minutes (except Le Mans where the drivers will be on the track during 45 minutes), and afterwards the points will be calculated.
They are assigned for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd places according to the following formula: 25-20-17-14-12-10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1.
At the end of the season all the points are summarized, and so the monoseries champion is defined. At this all the rounds are taken into consideration in the absolute classification, and nine best results of 11 – in Pro-Am and Am.
Porsche 911 GT3 Cup, model years 2021, 2022, 2023 (type 992) participate in Monocup.
Where do we meet
The season opens with the official tests of Porsche Carrera Cup France in Magny-Cours on April 4.
The first round is Barcelona. On April, 21-23.
On May, 5-7 PCCF will return to Magny-Cours.
One 45-minute race in Le Mans as a support race of the well known Le Mans 24 Hour on June, 8–10.
After a three-month break, the PCCF will meet at the Red Bull Ring. On September 8-10.
September, 22-24 sunny and unique Monza.
And it comes to the final, traditionally on Paul Ricard circuit in Le Castellet. On October 6–8.
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