The Porsche City Index Carrera Cup Australia will celebrate its 200th championship race in Sydney at the 2012 season finale.
The Porsche one-make championship has held 199 races since its inception into Australian motorsport in 2003, with the opening race at Sydney Olympic Park to be the 200th in the category’s history.
The 2012 championship title was secured by Craig Baird at the penultimate Gold Coast round, leaving the fight for second in the points open to former champion Alex Davison and the hard charging Jonny Reid, who missed the opening round of the season in Adelaide.
Davison is hungry for success in Sydney following tough rounds at Bathurst and on the Gold Coast, which allowed Reid to close within seven points of Davison in the standings. Daniel Gaunt and Steven Richards are also mathematical chances to move into third place in the standings at the Sydney round.
Celebrating his 100th Carrera Cup start in the final race of the season, Davison is determined to finish the year on a high on the streets of Sydney Olympic Park.
“We haven’t had the success that we had hoped for at the last two rounds; we had motor problems at Bathurst and a Race 1 incident at Gold Coast, so we’re really motivated to get some race wins in Sydney to finish the year,” said Davison.
“It would be a pity to drop back to third in the championship. My focus in Sydney is to win all three races, and if I do that the pointscore will take care of itself.”
Upon reaching his 100th Carrera Cup Australia championship race start, Davison added that he was thrilled with the role Porsche has played in his racing career.
“I’ve spent a long part of my career racing Porsches all over the world. Porsche got me started in my professional career in Germany, and since then I’ve raced Porsches in most of the endurance and sports car championships around the world, it holds a special place in my heart.”
The Carrera Cup cars will be in action on the streets of Homebush from Friday morning.