Porsche Club Championship

Porsche Club Championship and Porsche Open 2009 Race Dates Announced

Nine double headers for Porsche Club Championship Six meetings for Porsche Open Supporting WTCC at Brands Hatch Porsche vs Ferrari race for Open runners

Porsche Club GB can now announce the 2009 calendars for their Porsche Open and Porsche Club Championship series, with both series now open for registration for 2009 competitors. The schedule features nine double-header meetings for the Club Championship, who are joined at six of those meetings by the Porsche Open competitors – the two series twice combining to produce the 40+ car plus grids that have provided such great racing in recent seasons, a highlight being the World Touring Car Championship meeting at Brands Hatch in July.

New for 2009 will be a visit to the Anglesey circuit for the first time, while the Club Championship also returns to Thruxton for the first time in several seasons. A highlight for the Porsche Open runners will be a one-off ‘Porsche vs Ferrari' race at Castle Combe in August – where the Open racers will take on competitors from the Ferrari Owner’s Club’s ‘Open’ series, bringing back the spirit of the Porsche vs Ferrari series that was last run at the start of the decade

Porsche Club Championship Dates 2009 (with Porsche Open where indicated):

 Date                                  Venue                                               Porsche Open                     

April 4                   Donington Park

April 18 / 19          Anglesey (Double place points)               Double Header

May 30                 Brands Hatch Indy                                       Single 1hr Race

June 13                 Oulton Park                                 

July 18 / 19           Brands Hatch GP +                                   Double Header comb.

Aug 15 / 16           Thruxton                                     

Aug. 31                 Castle Combe                                           Porsche –v- Ferrari Race

Sept. 26 / 27         Croft                                                          Double Header

Oct. 2-3                Silverstone GP +                                      Double Header comb.

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With the series boasting over 13 classes stretching across the ranks of junior and senior karting, the country’s top karters will travel to the NEC to collect their 2008 championship silverware at the Karting Show. For the first time ever, the Super One presentation will take place on its stand in the heart of the show, with the TKM awards taking place at 11am, Rotax at 12pm and MSA classes at 1pm on Saturday.

Championship representatives will be on hand throughout all four days to help anyone interested in racing in the series and to accept registrations for 2009.

Autosport International will be open to the public on Saturday and Sunday 10-11 January 2009. MSA kart licence holders under 16 will receive a complimentary ticket to the Karting Show, when accompanied by a paying adult, by calling 0844 579 3188 and quoting ‘KART 167’, while BRDC Stars of Tomorrow and Super One competitors will receive a pair of free tickets to the show. To purchase tickets visit autosport-international.com or call +44 (0) 844 579 3188. Adult tickets start at £29 per day with children’s tickets costing £19.