JIM RICHARDS ONE OF ONLY SIX CARRERA CUP PORSCHE'S SELECTED TO JOIN AUSTRALIAN GT CHAMPIONSHIP
10 March 2009
The Australian GT Championship won’t be the saviour that some of the stranded Carrera Cup competitors were looking for, with the series sticking to its regulations regarding seeded drivers and a limit on individual makes of car.
While it was expected that GT organisers would open the entries to any CCup drivers wishing to take part, they have instead hand-picked a list of competitors deemed suitable for the ‘gentleman’s’ racing class. And with just eight examples of any one marque accepted throughout the series’ three classes, and two Porsches already entered for the season, it means just six CCup refugees will get a chance to compete in GTs.
Those drivers will be the Kondouris brothers James and Theo, Max Twigg, Marc Cini, Peter Hill and Jim Richards. David Wall will also be in a Porsche ‘Club S,’ however he was already registered as a seeded driver in and RSR version of a GT3, while Ash Samadi will race a Wall’s old 996 RSR spec Porsche to make up the eight.
The majority of the ex-CCup 997s will be made available for the GT3 Cup Challenge class which runs on the Shannons Nationals bill.
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