2017 Porsche Supercup season preview

May 10, 2017
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Alexander S

  • 2017 Porsche Supercup

The new season of Porsche Supercup starts this weekend at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya with no less than 32 cars on the grid.

Into the new season with a new car

This will be the 25th anniversary of the series and again it will be one of the supporting series to Formula 1 World Championship. The main change is that all teams will race with new Porsche 911 GT3 Cup. The new car has improved aerodynamics package and it is much lighter than its predecessor. The new Porsche also has a more durable engine with maximum power of 485 horsepower.

Porsche Supercup 2017

New Porsche for the new Supercup season

The season of 2017 brings more action after the number of races was increased from 10 to 11. Three circuits will host a double program after Hockenheimring and Circuit of the Americas were dropped from the calendar. The only new venue is Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez which will host the final round of the season.

2017 Porsche Supercup calendar

Race 1May 13Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya
Race 2May 14Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya
Race 3May 28Circuit de Monaco
Race 4July 9Red Bull Ring
Race 5July 16Silverstone Circuit
Race 6July 30Hungaroring
Race 7August 26Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps
Race 8August 27Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps
Race 9September 3Autodromo Nazionale Monza
Race 10October 28Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez
Race 11October 29Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez

Many new faces

Driver line-up also was changed. Reigning champion Sven Muller left the series, just as Matteo Cairoli and Mathieu Jaminet which finished 2nd and 3rd respectively in the 2016 Drivers’ Championship. The 28 drivers from 16 countries are regular entries for all races of the 2017 season but the number of represented countries surely will increase over the year knowing that there will be many guest drivers.

Dennis Olsen Porsche Supercup

Dennis Olsen, Porsche Supercup driver

We will see many new faces this year. In the field of 28 drivers, 10 will be the rookies. Another new thing is that for the first time Porsche Supercup comes up with with a gentleman classification. A total of six amateur drivers will compete for the title in the new class.

The Lechner Racing Team and their driver Michael Ammermuller are figuring out as the early favorites, while the young Norwegian driver Dennis Olsen could be one to watch as he is considered as one of the hottest prospects, especially after the blistering start in the Porsche Carrera Cup Germany.

2017 Porsche Supercup entry list

Car #DriverTeam
1Michael AmmermullerLechner MSG Racing Team
2Dan CammishLechner MSG Racing Team
3Ryan CullenLechner Racing
4Dennis OlsenLechner Racing
6Glauco SolieriFACH AUTO TECH
7Matt CampbellFACH AUTO TECH
8Santiago CreelFORCH Racing by Lukas Motorsport
9Chris BauerFORCH Racing by Lukas Motorsport
10Piotr ParysOlimp Racing by Lukas Motorsport
11Robert LukasOlimp Racing by Lukas Motorsport
12Igor WalilkoOlimp Racing by Lukas Motorsport
14Mikkel O. PedersenMRS GT-Racing
15Zaid AshkananiMRS GT-Racing
16Roar LindlandMRS Cup-Racing
17Christof LangerMRC Cup-Racing
18Steven PaletteMartinet by Almeras
19Philip MorinMartinet by Almeras
20Roland BervilleMartinet by Almeras
21Paul ReesMOMO-Megatron Team Partrax
22Nico RindlisbacherMOMO-Megatron Team Partrax
23Egidio PerfettiMOMO-Megatron Team Partrax
24Dylan PereiraLechner Racing Middle East
25Al Faisal Al ZubairLechner Racing Middle East
26Tom SharpIDL Racing
27Mark RedcliffeIDL Racing
28Mattia DrudiDinamic Motorsport
29Daniele Di AmatoDinamic Motorsport
30Sean HudspethLechner Racing Middle East
30Tom OliphantLechner Racing Middle East
31Kenji KobayashiMRS GT-Racing
32Giovanni BertonDinamic Motorsport

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