32 drivers with 13 teams take on the challenge and compete against each other in eight doubleheader events in the Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland. This year, fans can once again look forward to an exciting season of the Brands Cup that has featured crowded grids and gripping sprint races for over 30 years.
The first two of the 16 races will be held as part of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) support program at Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium (May 5-7). In addition to the ADAC GT Masters, six race weekends will be held, with one event in the DTM.
“For the 33rd season of the Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland, we have once again succeeded in putting together an attractive package. Races in support of the three top series FIA WEC, ADAC GT Masters and the DTM guarantee exciting motorsports on fantastic tracks. Personally, I can’t wait to see the 32 cars race through the famous Eau Rouge on the opening lap at Spa-Francorchamps,” said Alexander Pollich, CEO of Porsche Deutschland GmbH.
In the past six years, the battle for the championship crown of the Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland had come to an end in the final – and this season promises to be another exciting battle for the title. Hot favorites are the two-time champion and defending champion Larry ten Voorde (Netherlands/Team GP Elite) and Porsche Junior Laurin Heinrich (Germany/SSR Huber Racing). Heinrich’s teammate and compatriot Michael Ammermüller is another top contender for the crown. The 36-year-old returns to the branded cup as three-time champion of the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup (2017-2019) and title holder of the ADAC GT Masters 2020. Ammermüller last competed in the Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland in 2019 and won a total of 17 races.
Two new squads will join the series, HP Racing International and ID Racing. GP Elite returns this year to defend its driver and team titles. The Dutch team, Swiss team Fach Auto Tech and Huber Racing are also on the entry list for the German Carrera Cup and the international Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup. Additionally, Allied-Racing, the Black Falcon Team Textar, Nigrin’s CarTech Motorsport, Phoenix’s HRT Performance and IronForce Racing will also tackle the German Brand Cup. Since different teams have registered two separate outfits, a total of 13 different squads will tackle the series.
“The starters list consists of a nice mix of experienced one-man cup teams and interesting newcomers. This is typical of the Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland and with such a strong field of entries we will witness action packed racing until the last race. In addition, we are delighted to support eight young drivers in the Talent Pool program this year on their way to a professional career,” says Bastian Schramm, Director Marketing Porsche Deutschland GmbH. Since 2018, the brand cup has had an extensive training initiative with the Talent Pool, establishing itself as a thriving youth development series. Last year, 20-year-old Laurin Heinrich obtained her PhD from the Talent Pool to the Porsche Junior Programme. Before that, the youngster from Würzburg had taken part in the Porsche Sports Cup Deutschland.
All eight race weekends include two sprint races of more than 30 minutes plus an extra lap. With the 510 hp Porsche 911 GT3 Cup, the latest Cup vehicle based on the 992 generation is being used again this season. Fans can find the latest news about the Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland in the Porsche Motorsport Hub and on the branded cup social media channels on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
2022 Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland racing calendar
11.04-12.04.2022, Nürburgring (Test and media day)
05.05-07.05.2022, Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps (FIA WEC), Races 1+2
20.05-22.05.2022, Red Bull Ring (ADAC GT Masters), Races 3+4
17.06-19.06.2022, Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari Imola (DTM), Races 5+6
24.06-26.06.2022, Circuit Zandvoort (ADAC GT Masters), Races 7+8
05.08-07.08.2022, Nürburgring (ADAC GT Masters), Races 9+10
19.08-21.08.2022, Lausitzring (ADAC GT Masters), Races 11+12
23.09-25.09.2022, Sachsenring (ADAC GT Masters), Races 13+14
21.10-23.10.2022, Hockenheim (ADAC GT Masters), Races 15+16