Austin, Texas. Severe weather in the Austin, Texas-area has forced the cancelation of qualifying for Rounds 3 and 4 of the Porsche Carrera Cup North America Presented by the Cayman Islands. As a result, per Sporting Regulations 40.4, the starting grid for Race 1 – scheduled for an 8:00 a.m. Central Daylight Time green flag on May 2 – will be set by the Drivers’ Championship Point standings. By virtue his two pole positions and one race win at the opening weekend of competition at Sebring in March, Pro class points leader Seb Priaulx (United Kingdom) will bring the 26 car field to the start of the first 45-minute race. Beside his No. 15 Kelly-Moss Road & Race Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car will be teammate Kay van Berlo (Netherlands) in the No. 3 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup race car.
All Pro and Pro-Am class drivers start based on combined points with Pro-Am 991 class cars lining-up behind. Those drivers who have scored no points, will be gridded at the back of their respective groups (Pro/Pro-Am and Pro-Am 991). The five points awarded to a pole position winning driver will not be awarded for Race 1.
The starting field for Race 2 – scheduled to start at 3:05 p.m. CDT on Sunday, May 2 – will be based on the fastest race lap achieved by each driver in Race 1.
Live coverage as well as timing and scoring of all Porsche Carrera Cup North America Presented by the Cayman Islands races can be found at www.PorscheCarreraCup.us . Shortly after the conclusion of each race, an archive of the event can be found on the Porsche Motorsport North America YouTube channel (youtube.com/porschemotorsportnorthamerica).
Brian Blocker, Series Manager, Porsche Carrera Cup North America Presented by the Cayman Islands.
“We are disappointed that weather has forced the cancelation of qualifying for our COTA rounds. However, the safety of the corner workers and drivers is our primary focus. It is unfortunate that this will put an extra burden on some of the drivers that didn’t achieve their expected result at Sebring but it should make for a pair of very exciting races. The forecast is excellent for tomorrow and we are looking forward to debuting our partnership with the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism here in Austin. With the early-morning green flag, our drivers won’t have to wait long to get back behind the wheel.”
About the Cayman Islands.
The Cayman Islands, located an hour south of Miami in the vibrant tranquility of western Caribbean, is a premier destination for travelers, thrill-seeking divers, adventurous epicures, honeymooners and families alike. The trio of islands affords each guest with the ultimate setting to enjoy life’s finest comforts, as the Caribbean’s leading luxury lifestyle destination. Five-star resorts, high-end villas, condos and breathtaking beachfront properties unique to each island offer a myriad of accommodation options for discerning travelers to enjoy. Additionally, the Cayman Islands is frequently heralded as the “Culinary Capital of the Caribbean” and offers endless gastronomic experiences to delight even the most seasoned of palates.
The Cayman Islands, world-renowned for impeccable “Caymankind” hospitality also employs best-in-class health and sanitation protocols to keep visitors and locals safe. To learn more about the Cayman Islands, please go to www.visitcaymanislands.com; www.divecayman.ky or call your local travel agent. For the most up-to-date travel guidance and protocols, please visit: https://www.exploregov.ky/coronavirus.
Porsche Carrera Cup North America Presented by The Cayman Islands.
Porsche Carrera Cup North America by The Cayman Islands is the premier one-make race series in the United States and Canada utilizing a combination of the latest Porsche 911 GT3 Cup race car, type 992, and MICHELIN® Pilot® Sport Cup N3 racing slick to challenge the best road and street race courses on the continent. 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.
For more information on Porsche Carrera Cup North America by The Cayman Islands can be found at www.PorscheCarreraCup.us.
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