TOYO TIRES PORSCHE CHAMPIONSHIP
The 2012 season was another year of steady growth for the BRSCC Porsche Championship, with the Boxster 'full fat" and Production classes now fully established alongside the all-enduring 924s. With sponsorship support from Toyo Tires, the Championship will undoubtedly continue to develop further in 2013 with several new drivers set to join for the new season.
The Championship is run by the long established Porscheracing Drivers Association (PDA) in conjunction with the BRSCC. The Championship offers a 3 class structure with well controlled rules and regulations designed to provide close racing, maximum driver enjoyment and a level playing field where the emphasis is on driver skill, not the size of budgets.
With up to 280 brake horsepower and top speeds in excess of 170mph, the class for the Boxster S, 3.2 litre, 986 and 987 models is one of the fastest and powerful one make series in the UK. Adding a cost controlled kit of racing parts creates modern and rapid competition cars that are exciting to race.
PRODUCTION BOXSTER CLASS
This class is a natural progression from Class C to Class A and is for the 986 model in standard form. With a standard road car available from £6,000 it is possible, with the addition of a roll cage and other mandatory safety requirements, to put a car on the track for £10,000 or less! Toyo control tyres and standard wheels are mandatory while modifications are limited to make this an extremely competitive class.
This class is for the normally aspirated 2 litre Porsche 924. It presents a low cost entry into the world of Porsche racing using standard cars with affordable modifications that improve performance, safety and reliability. 924’s have provided close racing for experienced and novice competitors since 1991.
Common to all classes is a real camaraderie amongst drivers and mechanics with the social aspect in the paddock almost as important as what happens out on the track!
Photos courtesy of John Cooper