2016 Porsche Carrera Cup Asia: Rev up your engines for the exhilarating Shanghai stage

2016 Porsche Carrera Cup Asia: Rev up your engines for the exhilarating Shanghai stage

Need for speed

Text: Claire Jedrek

Claire Jedrek predicts a fiery line-up at China's home city

There's a shake up in Asian motorsport and there's no escaping it in the 2016 Porsche Carrera Cup Asia (PCCA). From race schedules to driver and team line-ups, the balance has been interrupted with the motorsport model shape-shifting to suit the economy. With fewer dealer teams and more privateers, the Porsche GT3 cup cars are set to rip through the turns come mid April at the Shanghai GP Formula One support race. 

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After last weekend's testing and preparation in Shanghai, the ultra competitive Class B championship is set to be as exciting as it has ever been, if not more. With sponsorship and dealer teams no longer tagged to the top of the table, the last two years of Class B has held higher entries with an appealing allure for drivers from the region.

Defending his 2015 Class B category championship win (a first for a Singaporean), Yuey Tan's second year as a Team Jebsen driver brings a new and youthful teammate — Cui Yue from China — running in Class A. With a full focus to push harder in Yuey's eighth year of the exhilarating competition, this will be the closest line up to rack up across both categories.

Yuey Tan

With the surprise exit of 2015 Class A champion Chris Van der Drift and veterans Ho Pin Tung, Rodolfo Avila, and Alif Hamdan, the category welcomes the well oiled wheels of Porsche Junior Scholarship winner, Singaporean Andrew Tang. His much debated hiatus for national duties, after a celebrated overall win in the Toyota Racing Series in New Zealand, serves as a strong message in his persistent campaign to heat up the brakes in the GT world.

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