The Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Middle East will be showcasing the very best of regional motorsport in support of this year’s Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix
The series’ champions of 2016/2017 will be crowned in Bahrain as their season comes to an end at the year’s biggest event, hosted by “The Home of Motorsport in the Middle East” from April 14 to 16.
The Porsche GT3 Cup is one of three supporting categories for the weekend; the other two are the FIA Formula 2 Championship and the TCR International Series.
The Porsche GT3 Cup is based on the highly successful Porsche formula for racing. The championship was created to give the region’s home-grown driving talent an opportunity to realize their racing potential, while enhancing personal circuit experience.
It is now well established as the most exciting, successful and professional one-make series on the regional motor racing calendar.
Heading into the season finale, Ryan Cullen leads the drivers’ championship standings with 238. His five rounds of action have included seven race victories, with three in a row coming prior to Bahrain. Charlie Frijns trails in second place with 205 points, while Tom Oliphant is third on 198 markers. Each of the top three overall are also the leading trio in the Gold class.
Bandar Alesayi leads the silver category with 157 points, just a single point ahead of Al Faisal Al Zubair. His Highness Shaikh Isa bin Abdulla Al Khalifa of Bahrain is in sixth place with 74 points.
In the bronze class, Magnus Ohman is the leading man with 117 points. Shaikh Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa is in second place with 100 points, while Shaikh Hamad bin Isa bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa is fifth with 44 markers.
In the GCC Porsche GT3 Rookie Championship, Al Zubair leads with 156 points, followed by Shaikh Isa bin Salman with 100 and His Highness Shaikh Isa bin Abdulla with 74.