Go faster with Porsche


If you've got a 911 GT3 of some sort or other and use it frequently on track first of all good on you.

Ownership of such a car and using it the way Porsche intended obviously marks you out as a discerning type and probably aware that there's more to going faster and getting more out of your car than simply throwing horsepower at the issue. And in keeping with the GT3's 'serious' brief Porsche is offering a strictly limited invitation 'pit stop clinic' at its Reading HQ on Saturday October 13 where you can learn more about car set-up, data analysis, tyre performance and a host of other techie stuff from those in the know in the Porsche GT racing world.

Intended for those considering the step up from track days to actual racing - Porsche hoping in the GT3 Cup Challenge GB, obviously - this is a deliberately high brow and weighty day of presentations, forums and networking and a great opportunity to get a first taste of how Porsche supports its privateer racers.

It's free to attend but places are very limited and on a strict first come, first served basis. Register your interest at GT3CupChallengeGB@porsche.co.uk

 

 

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  • legaleagleboy 26 Oct 2012

    J-P said:
    Out of interest how much would a season of GT3 cup racing cost?
    It depends which series but to start it would probably be the GT3 Cup Challenge. The rather short/rude answer is if you have to ask you probably cannot afford it!
    After you have bought a Cup car and done pre-race prep. Add in some experienced paddock support then you might get away with £4k per weekend, but only if there is no resultant mechanical or bodywork issues.....

    ...... and the cost of any practice & test days will go on top.

    Nb if you do want to start racing a Porsche, better to go somewhere like the PCGB 'Club' Championship. Cars a good deal cheaper to buy and maintain..... you could also run it yourself with a helpful friend and stay in a tent, you'll save loads v a Cup car campaign.



    Edited by legaleagleboy on Friday 26th October 11:01

  • Ghostbhp 16 Oct 2012

    Great Pretender said:
    No. It was all bks.

    I was expecting some pointers from racing drivers on how to obtain the maximum from the GT3. Instead, we got a very well rehearsed run-through of how a Cup/Challenge car works (which to be fair, was interesting enough), garnished with some Porsche branded wat... sorry, 'Human Perfromance', for lunch.

    Ha you mean this....

    It was a full on marketing exercise, no explanations into how the cars are set up, no in depth discussion on the data logs between what made a driver slower or faster :/

    And to be honest I reckon more than half the people that attneded would fit in the "all the gear but no idea" category!

  • Great Pretender 15 Oct 2012

    Ghostbhp said:
    To the guys that attended today..

    Did anyone figure out how to go faster with Porsche besides purchasing one ?
    No. It was all bks.

    I was expecting some pointers from racing drivers on how to obtain the maximum from the GT3. Instead, we got a very well rehearsed run-through of how a Cup/Challenge car works (which to be fair, was interesting enough), garnished with some Porsche branded wat... sorry, 'Human Perfromance', for lunch.


  • PPPPPP 14 Oct 2012

    Atom Ant said:
    Yep I'm in to, thought they could have made the breakfast a little longer burger
    It's looks like being an interesting day so looking forward to meeting you all thumbup
    Ray.
    Lunch was served a mere 2 hours later so, that's good hospitality wink

    As you say, an interesting day. A small enough group so facilitated chatting to everyone out there. Well done thumbup

  • Ghostbhp 13 Oct 2012

    To the guys that attended today..

    Did anyone figure out how to go faster with Porsche besides purchasing one ?

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