2024 Carrera Cup Australia calendar released
One-make championship to race at eight Supercars events
Calendar reveal comes after Carrera Cup confirmed Taupō appearance
The biggest ever Porsche Paynter Dixon Carrera Cup Australia Championship season awaits following confirmation of the 2024 racing calendar for Australia’s top one-make category.
An international trip, night racing and positions at five of the largest motorsport events in the country are set to set to position Carrera Cup once again as one of Australia’s premier racing categories.
Following the traditional start at the Formula 1® Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne, the championship will cross the Tasman and head to New Zealand for the first time in series history.
Carrera Cup Australia’s second ever international round will be held at the ITM Taupō Super400 event and will represent a significant milestone for the championship as it competes internationally again.
The visit to New Zealand is especially pertinent given the strong Kiwi interest in the championship, both from teams and drivers.
It will be just the second time the championship has raced internationally, following the first overseas trip to Malaysia in 2017.
From New Zealand, it’s back to the sunshine of Darwin for Round 3 at the ever-popular Betr Triple Crown.
Carrera Cup will then return to Sydney Motorsport Park to race under lights at the Beaurepaires Sydney SuperNight event in late July – the first night race in series’ history.
The addition of Sydney to the program comes following a successful debut of Porsche Michelin Sprint Challenge at the SuperNight event this year.
The run to the title decider will then include four of the highest profile events on the calendar: The Penrite Oil Sandown 500, Repco Bathurst 1000, Boost Mobile Gold Coast 500 and VAILO Adelaide 500 ending off a massive year.
As the premier support category to the Repco Supercars Championship, 2024 will again feature a comprehensive broadcast package, with every qualifying and race live on Fox Sports 506 and Kayo Sports.
Meanwhile, free-to-air coverage on the Seven Network of Darwin, Sandown, Bathurst, Gold Coast and Adelaide will add to the audiences watching from home or on the go.
The 2023 Porsche Paynter Dixon Carrera Cup Australia concludes at the VAILO Adelaide 500 next week, with both the Equity One Professional class and SP Tools Pro-Am classes to be decided in a thrilling title showdown on the streets of South Australia’s capital.
Barry Hay, Porsche Cars Australia Motorsport Manager, said: “The 2024 Porsche Paynter Dixon Carrera Cup Australia Championship calendar has been challenging to piece together, but we are very proud of the outcome.
“It is well balanced, offers incredible events for our competitors and perhaps the most diverse calendar in the history of one-make Porsche racing in Australia.
“From International events, night racing, outstanding and classic permanent circuits, street racing and arguably four of the largest motorsport events in Australia, it offers incredible value for everyone involved.
“Next year is looking like another bumper year, with new names stepping up and familiar ones returning to the championship, plus several new cars that are due to arrive in Australia soon.
“We are looking forward to working with our partners at the Supercars Championship, Supercars Media and the key promoters like the Australian Grand Prix Corporation, NT Major Events and the South Australian Motorsport Board to deliver another incredible season in 2024.”
2024 Porsche Paynter Dixon Carrera Cup Australia Championship
ITM Taupō Super400
betr Darwin Triple Crown
Beaurepaires Sydney SuperNight
Penrite Oil Sandown 500
Repco Bathurst 1000
Boost Mobile Gold Coast 500
VAILO Adelaide 500