Manthey has launched the Porsche Endurance Trophy Nürburgring, which will race within the Nürburgring Langstrecken Serie for 2022 with Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport and 911 GT3 Cup car machinery.
Divided into two classes, Porsche Endurance Trophy Nürburgring Cup 3 and the Porsche Endurance Trophy Nürburgring Cup 2, the one-make series serves as the successor of the Cayman GT4 Trophy by Manthey-Racing.
Porsche Endurance Trophy races will take place at all eight events in the 2022 LNS season.
The Cayman GT4 Trophy by Manthey-Racing will become the Porsche Endurance Trophy Nürburgring Cup 3 class. As in previous years, both the Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport (Type 982) and its predecessor (Type 981) are eligible to start in the permit A and permit B categories of the Clubsport races.
This allows drivers with both models to complete the laps of the Nordschleife needed to acquire a Nordschleife permit A.
“After six years of the Cayman GT4 Trophy by Manthey-Racing, we want to take its success to a new level,” said Julia Klee, who is responsible for the organization of the Porsche Endurance Trophy Nürburgring.
“We would like to give our teams and drivers an unprecedented opportunity to develop their skills, from acquiring the permit A, to the first duels on the Nordschleife in the Cayman GT4 and finally the first race in a 911 GT3 Cup. And all of this with the same technical and organizational support.
“If you look at how the drivers who have been with us since the start of the Cayman GT4 Trophy have developed, it’s clear that expanding our race series is a logical move,”
Latest Type 992 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup machinery will be eligible to compete in the Cup 2 class.
Porsche will offer an endurance package for the car, which made its NLS debut in September, at a “low cost” to customers.
The package consists primarily of an exhaust system that meets stricter noise requirements, a modified tank filling system and changes to the spring rates to make them fully compatible with the damper system, plus an aerodynamics package.
In addition, on the Nordschleife the 911 GT3 Cup will have traction control and anti-lock brakes. The ABS and TC systems can be fitted in the factory or retrofitted. Both systems can be activated and deactivated electronically.
The two classes combined make up the new trophy, with joint rankings and class rankings, both accompanied by “attractive” prize money according to Manthey.
Similar to previous years, all participants can take part in the Nürburgring 24 and the qualifying race with the same car configuration. Both events count as non-points races