April 15th marks the start of the new season for the Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland. In the 27th year of Germany’s fastest one-make series, teams and drivers will fight for championship honours. This year’s grid lineup, which includes both Carrera Cup Porsche Juniors, Sven Müller (D/24) and Dennis Olsen (N/19).
This year for the first time, the Carrera Cup season-opener is run as support to the ADAC GT Masters in Oschersleben, with all other events contested alongside the DTM. Eight race weekends make up the 2016 calendar, with two of those events held outside Germany in Zandvoort (NL) and Spielberg (A). For fans, this means sixteen action-packed races with gripping wheel-to-wheel duels to the very last lap.
2016 not only marks Sven Müller’s third season contesting Porsche’s German one-make race series but also his third as a Porsche Junior. Thanks to his strong performances last year he will again receive funding for his motor racing pursuits. For his Porsche Carrera Cup campaign he competes for Konrad Motorsport, and for his Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup mission he will drive for the Austrian Lechner Racing squad. The second Porsche Junior on the grid is Dennis Olsen from Norway. Last October Olsen came out on top after a multi-level selection process against more than 100 candidates. This year he races for the Lechner Huber Racing team.
Porsche has expanded the range of live-streaming opportunities: Fans can follow the races on a computer, tablet or Smartphone via porsche.de/carreracup, n-tv.de and sport1.de as well as carrera-cup.de.
In addition, the Carrera Cup will be more accessible to a younger target audience: At every race weekend, a famous YouTube celebrity will check out the race action on the track and in the paddock and share his motor racing experiences with his viewers worldwide.
15 – 17.04.2016 Oschersleben (Races 1&2)
06 – 08.05.2016 Hockenheim (Races 3&4)
20 – 22.05.2016 Spielberg/Austria (Races 5&6)
03 – 05.06.2016 Lausitzring (Races 7&8)
24 – 26.06.2016 Norisring (Races 9&10)
15 – 17.07.2016 Zandvoort/Netherlands (Races 11&12)
09 – 11.09.2016 Nürburgring (Races 13&14)
14 – 16.10.2016 Hockenheim II (Races 15&16)