It will be a ferocious competition under the lights as the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia joins the Singapore Grand Prix for Round 8 at Marina Bay Street Circuit, Singapore.
This will mark the 11th year the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia has participated in the event as a support race for the Formula 1, but it will be the first time the series‘ 28 drivers have a chance to test out the new Porsche 911 GT3 Cup (Type 991 II) on the ruthless turns of Asia’s most notorious street circuit.
Intelligent driving has defined the 2018 performance for Kamlung Racing’s Chris van der Drift, as the reigning champion continues his strong charge into the latter stages of the season in first place with 148 points after two hard-fought rounds at Sydney Motorsport Park in August.
Seeking to close the gap with the table leader will be Philip Hamprecht, currently in second place with 135 points, who earned a technical victory in Round 9 at the circuit in 2017. But Team Porsche Holding’s Martin Ragginger, in third with 107 points, will be the biggest threat as the Austrian driver has finished ahead of van der Drift in every confrontation between the two at Marina Bay Street Circuit, including a first place victory at the track during Round 10 in 2017.
The 5.065-km Marina Bay Street Circuit provides both scenic straights and precarious turns as it snakes through downtown Singapore past some of the cities‘ most spectacular sites, including the world-famous Singapore Flyer. Singapore has consistently proven an important battleground for the championship in years past and 2018 is no different.