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.