YHI & Pirelli Partner With NZ Porsche Club Series

YHI & Pirelli Partner With NZ Porsche Club Series

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YHI is proud to announce a new partnership with Porsche Club New Zealand, with Pirelli appointed as the control tyre for the coming season of the club’s race series.

With two rounds of the series to be run in conjunction with the NZ Porsche Festival in January at Hampton Downs the Club has seen increased interest from drivers, with thirty one cars set to participate this season.

“The grid for the coming season will be exciting” says Porsche Club Committee Member Peter Stewart “We have a number of late model GT3 Cup cars set to take part, together with a strong grid of 996 GT3 Cup cars and a very competitive group of 944s”.

The Pirelli Porsche Series is divided into three classes with each class determined by a time band at each circuit. All cars in the series will run on Pirelli Race slicks and Pirelli Pzero Race Rain tyres.

Open Class features the fastest cars including the latest 991 and 997 factory prepared GT3 Cup cars together with other Porsche race cars including a GT2 and one ex Lighting Direct Le Mans Turbo car.

A Class features older 996 GT3 Cup cars and B class features entry level 944s together with older 911s.

The series is also supported by the Porsche importer European Motors Limited, Castrol Lubricants, Woods Surveyors and Engineers and Dempsey Wood Limited.

Pirelli exclusive motorsport tyre dealer Continental Cars Tyre Centre will offer track support at each race, assisting drivers with tyre fitting.

The Pirelli Porsche Series launch and technical evening was hosted in July at the Continental Cars Porsche show room, with Pirelli Technical Director Simon Pool from Australia attending to talk about the performance attributes of N rated Porsche tyres and offer technical advice to club members.

We look forward to the first event of the race calendar on 17 and 18 of October at Taupo Motorsport Park.

PIRELLI PORSCHE SERIES CALENDAR

Round: 1

Date: 17-18 October 2015

Venue: Taupo Motorsport Park

Round: 2

Date: 12-13 December 2015

Venue: Pukekohe

Round: 3

Date: 15-17 January 2016

Venue: Hampton Downs (NZ Porsche Festival)

Round: 4

Date: 22-24 January 2016

Venue: Hampton Downs (NZ Porsche Festival)

Round: 5

Date: 20-21 February 2016

Venue: Manfeild Autocourse

Round: 6

Date: 26-27 March 2016

Venue: Taupo Motorsport Park

Round: 7

Date: 6-17 April 2016

Venue: Pukekohe

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