The draft regulations now available for the 2012 Porsche Club Championship see the 996 Carrera 2 model permitted in Class One for the first time – and already several of the regular preparers are building up 996s for use next season. With around 300bhp the 996 C2 will be the most powerful car in the field, but also will be the heaviest with a minimum weight set to give an even power to weight ratio across the class and continue the close racing he series has become renowned for in recent seasons.
“We have had a lot on interest from competitors and preparers about bringing in the 996 C2, and the time was right to do it,” says series coordinator Steve Kevlin. “It will be part of a reappraisal of car weights and classes over the next two seasons as we want to ensure that whatever model a driver chooses to race they can be competitive within their class and enjoy their racing”
The 996 version of Porsche’s classic 911 series of cars was in production from 1998 to 2005, and was the first of the rear-engined dynasty to have a water-cooled engine. The race-bred GT3 versions are eligible for the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge, which runs alongside the Porsche Club Championship at selected meetings.
Draft regulations are available from Steve Kevlin at Porsche Club GB Motorsport – 01608 652917, 01608 652917 or e-mail:- firstname.lastname@example.org.