(CMR) The Cayman Islands will be the official title partner of Porsche Carrera Cup North America's inaugural season, which starts this weekend.
The Cayman Islands Department of Tourism and Porsche Motorsport North America announced this partnership, Sportscar 365 reported.
According to Sportscar 365, Porsche Carrera Cup North America will connect the Cayman Islands, a leading luxury destination for discerning travelers, with the premier German sports car manufacturer at events around the US and Canada.
The first official weekend of partnership and competition will be this weekend with 45-minute races at the Circuit of The Americas.
“Following the success of the Porsche Visit Cayman Islands Sprint Challenge in Europe last year, we’re excited to evolve and expand our presence to a new audience through a strategic relationship with Porsche Motorsport North America,” said Tom Ludington, US General Manager for the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism, told Sportscar 365.
“The Cayman Islands and Porsche are two well-aligned brands that appeal to a variety of luxury-minded people who enjoy the highest quality in all areas of life. As the title partner of PMNA’s Porsche Carrera Cup in North America, we are thrilled to share a glimpse of the timeless Cayman experience with team owners, drivers, and Porsche enthusiasts across the US and Canada,” Ludington added.
“We look forward to extending a warm Caymanian welcome to champions of the races, who will earn a coveted opportunity to visit our beautiful destination in 2022,” he stated.
As a title partner, the Department of Tourism will have an on-the-ground presence at eight venues as part of the Porsche Carrera Cup North America sponsored by the Cayman Islands, as well as other PMNA-related activities.
According to Sportscar 365, “where circumstances allow, distinctive experiences will celebrate the Cayman Islands as the “Culinary Capital of the Caribbean” with innovative bites, music, art and other activities that evoke the crystal-clear waters and pristine sandy beaches found in Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman.”
Champions of the three classes – Pro, Pro-Am and Pro-Am 991 – will have the opportunity to experience the culture shared by residents of the three islands firsthand.
In the season-long championship, drivers in each of the categories and a guest will receive a five-day, four-night stay at a luxury property in the Cayman Islands, including air transportation and airport/ hotel transfers shared.
“There is the ‘Caymankind’ way and the ‘Porsche Way.’ “These are more than philosophies; they are defining aspects of our cultures which make this a truly a special moment in the short history of the Porsche Carrera Cup North America,” said Porsche Motorsport President and CEO Daniel Armbruster.
“It is no secret that travel is a passion for Porsche owners, as is motorsport. Our clients and their clients are one in the same. We look forward to this being the start of a long-term partnership with the Cayman Islands,” he added.