Carrera Cup Returns to Hidden Valley in 2016.

Carrera Cup Returns to Hidden Valley in 2016.

Porsche Carrera Cup Bathurst For the first time since 2007, the Porsche Carrera Cup Championship will venture to Darwin’s Hidden Valley Raceway.

The news follows the release of the 2016 Calendar, which didn’t come through the form of a press release, but through the release of the series’ 2016 season guide, which is downloadable from the Series website.

The calendar sees the series again on the support card for the Clipsal 500 and the Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix, along with all three V8 Supercars Pirtek Enduro Cup events at Sandown, Bathurst and the Gold Coast.

The other two rounds in the eight round championship will be contested at Sydney Motorsport Park.

Round 5 of the series will run alongside the V8 Supercar meeting in August, and Round 3 of the series will see the return of the stand-alone Porsche Rennsport Australia event, which was first held in 2013.

The V8 Supercar event will also feature the Asian Carrera Cup series, with both categories to run separately for the majority of the weekend, while the Rennsport meeting sees the Carrera Cup Australia pro-am move back to Sydney Motorsport Park, after being held at Phillip Island for the last two seasons.

This move also takes the series of the Shannons schedule for the first time since 2013, after supporting the Phillip Island event in 2014 and 2015.

The Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge will support the series at the Porsche Rennsport Australia event at Sydney Motorsport Park.

Television coverage will again be comprehensive, with Fox Sports to showcase all sessions for the six events being run in-conjunction with the V8 Supercars Championship, and Network TEN will provide highlights of all those events, plus LIVE coverage from races at the Clipsal 500, Sandown 500, Bathurst 1000 and Gold Coast 600.

Network TEN will also provide coverage of all races from the Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix.
Broadcast details for the Rennsport Australia event at Sydney Motorsport Park are yet to be confirmed.

2016 Porsche Carrera Cup Calendar
Date Round Event Venue
March 3-6 1 Clipsal 500 Adelaide Street Circuit
March 17-20 2 2016 Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix Albert Park, Melbourne
April 29 – May 1 3 Porsche Rennsport Australia 2016 Sydney Motorsport Park
June 17-19 4 SkyCity Triple Crown Darwin Hidden Valley, NT
August 26-28 5 Sydney Motorsport Park Super Sprint Sydney Motorsport Park
September 16-18 6 Sandown 500 Sandown, Victoria
October 6-9 7 SuperCheap Auto Bathurst 1000 Mount Panorama, Bathurst
October 21-23 8 Gold Coast 600 Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast

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