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Class Structure Revised Ahead of Inaugural Season

Dedicated Pro-Am class for 991.2-based Porsche Cup race cars established…

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The class structure for Porsche Carrera Cup North America has been revised ahead of its series-opening round at Sebring International Raceway next month.

The new single-make series has expanded to include a dedicated Pro-Am class for previous-generation Porsche 911 GT3 Cup race cars, while the intended ‘Rookie’ class has been absorbed into the overall Pro class.

Despite the changes, Carrera Cup North America will maintain a three-class structure.

Both Pro and Pro-Am will require Porsche’s brand-new 992-type Cup race car, with the Pro-Am 991 class allowing teams to grandfather existing machinery into the series for the 2021 season only.

The class is open to drivers of any age but must race a 991.2 generation variant of the car.

With Pro earmarked for younger, up-and-coming drivers, the Pro-Am class will be restricted to drivers who are 45 years or older as of Dec. 31, 2020.

Teams are expected to begin taking delivery of their new 992-based race cars later this week ahead of an official two-day test at Sebring on March 8-9.

The season-opening rounds are scheduled for March 18-19.

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for and SPEED Channel and has contributed to numerous other motorsports publications worldwide. Contact John

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