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Long Beach Added to 2022 Schedule

Porsche Carrera Cup North America added to Grand Prix of Long Beach event…

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Porsche Motorsport North America, IMSA, and Grand Prix Association of Long Beach officials announced today that the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach will run two rounds of the Porsche Carrera Cup North America Presented by The Cayman Islands during its April 8-10 event.

Two 45-minute races will be conducted, one on Sat., April 9, and the other Sun., April 10. Practice and qualifying will precede the race events on Fri., April 8.

“Our goal with the Porsche Carrera Cup North America Presented by the Cayman Islands is to maintain its position as the elite one-make championship in the United States and Canada,” said Volker Holzmeyer, president and CEO of Porsche Motorsport North America.

“That means improving every year and placing our customer teams in elite environments.

“The Grand Prix of Long Beach is an iconic event known around the world for its on-track competition as well as the enthusiasm and knowledge of its fans.

“This is an event which fits perfectly into our objectives. The Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car is directly based on the 911 GT3 road car, so it is natural to have us on the streets of Long Beach.

“We look forward to presenting our brand of racing at our home event in 2022 and, we hope, for years to come.”

Long Beach President and CEO Jim Michaelian added: “Anyone who has seen these identical cars being driven by young, up-and-coming drivers knows how exciting this racing is and I know our fans will certainly enjoy the fierce competition here next April.”

The confirmation of Long Beach fills the previous “TBA” on the schedule.

2022 Porsche Carrera Cup North America presented by The Cayman Islands Schedule:
March 16-19 — Sebring International Raceway
April 8-10 — Long Beach
April 29-May 1 — WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca
June 23-26 — Watkins Glen International
July 15-17 — Streets of Toronto
Aug. 5-7 — Road America
TBA — Canadian Tire Motorsport Park
Sept. 28-Oct. 1 — Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta

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