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- Updated: October 31, 2016
Craft-Bamboo Racing could return to top-level endurance racing next year, with a Pro Cup program in the Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup under evaluation for the Anglo-Chinese squad. (En Français)
The team, which consolidated its sports car racing efforts this year in GT Asia around a two-car Porsche-supported effort, is eyeing expansion to Europe with the Porsche 911 GT3 R, according to team co-owner Frank Yu.
“We’re fully satisfied with the cooperation from Porsche and there’s no reason that things are moving,” Yu told Endurance-Info.
Yu said they could enter up to two Porsches in the five-round championship, one being a Pro Cup entry, alongside an Am Cup effort for the owner/driver.
It would mark the first Pro Cup entry for Porsche in the series.
Craft-Bamboo made the switch to Porsche machinery this year, having been named the technical partner for Porsche Motorsport in the Asia-Pacific region. The team finished fourth in the GT Asia Teams’ Championship with its two-car entry.
Additional races are planned for the program during the off-season, with its pair of Porsche 911 GT3 Rs entered for Darryl O’Young and Richard Lyons in next month’s FIA GT World Cup in Macau.
Plans are also in place for entries in December’s Sepang 12 Hours and the Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour in February.