(CMR) Brand Cayman was on display in Canada on Sunday when the Porsche Carrera Cup North America Presented by the Cayman Islands, made its Canadian debut on Sunday, 17 July, at the Indy Toronto. Since its introduction in 2021, Porshe said the championship has become the premier one-make series in the world, regularly drawing the largest fields of Porsche 911 GT3 Cup, type 992, race cars on the globe.
As with all national Carrera Cups worldwide, the inaugural season of the championship is scheduled to host 16-rounds. Each 45-minute race counts toward a season-long driver and team championship in each of three classes: Pro, Pro-Am, and Pro-Am 991. While the series is in its second season of competition, it is the first time the three classes that make Carrera Cup have been able to cross the border to fulfill its North American title, Porsche reported.
The first trip to Canada for the Porsche Carrera Cup North America Presented by the Cayman Islands provided the one-make series its first winner from the United States in its short history. Texan Trenton Estep (San Antonio, Texas) drove the No. 6 MDK Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 Cup race car from pole position to victory lane on a temporary circuit on the streets of Toronto, Ontario. Efrin Castro (Dominican Republic) earned his fourth Pro-Am class victory for Kelly-Moss. Bill Smith (Dallas, Texas) secured the win for Topp Racing in the Am category despite a late-race incident.
Rounds 11 and 12 of the Porsche Carrera Cup North America Presented by the Cayman Islands will be held at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, on 6 August (round 11) and 7 Augfust (round 12).