Indonesia Gears Up for Premier Porsche Racing Event

The Porsche Motorsport Asia Pacific team has joined forces with Superstars Motorsport and Porsche Indonesia to proudly introduce the Porsche Sprint Challenge Indonesia. This event is set to become the leading one-make racing championship in the country, showcasing both professional and amateur drivers behind the wheel of the celebrated Porsche 911 GT3 Cup (992).

The inaugural season is set to rev engines in December 2023 and January 2024, with a total of six races occurring at the modern Pertamina Mandalika International Circuit on the scenic Lombok Island.

Racers will have the chance to navigate the circuit in the esteemed Porsche 911 GT3 Cup, powered by a 4-litre six-cylinder boxer engine capable of an impressive 510 PS. The 911 GT3 Cup stands as one of the most prolific racing cars globally. The upcoming race schedule promises a substantial lineup of competitors, with driver announcements on the horizon.

Spanning 4.313 kilometres, the Pertamina Mandalika International Circuit was unveiled in 2021 along the shores of Lombok, known for its stunning tropical allure. The track’s design incorporates a multitude of rapid turns, emphasizing the importance of agile maneuvering. The challenging sequence from Turn 15 to Turn 16 will put drivers to the test, with the primary overtaking chance appearing on the extensive pit straight as they approach Turn 1.

The Porsche Sprint Challenge Indonesia is the latest addition to the Porsche Motorsport Asia Pacific’s suite of one-make series, including the esteemed Porsche Carrera Cup Asia, now in its 20th season. The Porsche Sprint Trophy Thailand began in 2017 as a collaborative effort with the Thailand Super Series, and the Porsche Sprint Challenge China has been a staple since 2019 within the well-attended Porsche Sports Cup China.

Calendar:

  • Official Test Days: 6-7 December 2023
  • Races 1&2: 8-10 December 2023
  • Races 3&4: 12-14 January 2024
  • Races 5&6: 26-28 January 2024

Bagoes Hermanto, CEO of Superstars Motorsport, shares, “We are tremendously excited to start the first season of Porsche Sprint Challenge Indonesia soon. With the extremely capable Porsche 911 GT3 Cup cars and highly-motivated drivers, we look forward to bringing the most thrilling one-make series ever to Indonesia.”

Michael Dreiser, Director Motorsport Sales, Porsche Motorsport, comments, “We are pleased to announce the launch of the Porsche Sprint Challenge Indonesia, bringing our signature One Make Series platform to the country for the first time. With the support of our regional office Porsche Motorsport Asia Pacific, and Porsche Indonesia, this new race series will provide our enthusiastic customers in Indonesia a local access to the Porsche Motorsport pyramid. All customers will participate with the latest 992-generation Porsche 911 GT3 Cup, and with benchmark technical support and hospitality, we are certain of a bright future for the series. With its launch, we now count 36 series in our global One Make Series platform including the Carrera Cup Asia, Sprint Challenge China and Sprint Trophy Thailand which proves the popularity of our offerings globally and regionally. We would like to thank Superstars Motorsport for their efforts to bring this series to life and to especially thank our customers joining this new series.”

Alexandre Gibot, Managing Director of Porsche Motorsport Asia Pacific Limited, states, “After a lot of preparation, we are proud to announce the launch of a new Porsche One Make Series, the Porsche Sprint Challenge Indonesia, in the Asia-Pacific region. Indonesia is an exciting market for the brand and we feel it is the right place and the right time for a new race series to complement our other regional platforms. We firmly believe that Superstars Motorsport are the right partners for Porsche Motorsport Asia Pacific to work with to build and grow this exciting new platform over the years to follow. We have no doubt that our Indonesia-based customers will enjoy the 911 GT3 Cup and we look forward to being there with them in December.”