Manthey announces new Porsche one-make series
the Porsche Endurance Trophy Nürburgring
Meuspath. A new championship will be launched at the Nürburgring for the 2022 season: the Porsche Endurance Trophy Nürburgring. The championship will be held as part of the Nürburgring Endurance Series (NES) and is divided into two classes: the Porsche Endurance Trophy Nürburgring Cup 3 and the Porsche Endurance Trophy Nürburgring Cup 2. With this new one-make series, Manthey aims to follow on from the success of the Cayman GT4 Trophy by Manthey-Racing.
The Porsche Endurance Trophy races will take place at all eight events in the NES 2022 season. The Cayman GT4 Trophy by Manthey-Racing will become the Porsche Endurance Trophy Nürburgring Cup 3 class. As in previous years, both the Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport (Type 982) and its predecessor the Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport (Type 981) are eligible to start in the permit A and permit B categories of the Clubsport races. This allows drivers with both models to complete the laps of the Nordschleife needed to acquire a Nordschleife permit A.
“After six years of the Cayman GT4 Trophy by Manthey-Racing, we want to take its success to a new level. We would like to give our teams and drivers an unprecedented opportunity to develop their skills, from acquiring the permit A, to the first duels on the Nordschleife in the Cayman GT4 and finally the first race in a 911 GT3 Cup. And all of this with the same technical and organisational support. If you look at how the drivers who have been with us since the start of the Cayman GT4 Trophy have developed, it’s clear that expanding our race series is a logical move,” says Julia Klee, who is responsible for the organisation of the Porsche Endurance Trophy Nürburgring.
In addition, there is the Porsche Endurance Trophy Nürburgring Cup 2 class where only the latest generation of the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup is eligible to take part. The car has already demonstrated its endurance credentials during an NES race in September. As expected, the modifications needed for the Green Hell were relatively minor, which means that the additional package for use on the Nordschleife can be fitted to the base model at a low cost.
This consists primarily of an exhaust system that meets stricter noise requirements, a modified tank filling system and changes to the spring rates to make them fully compatible with the damper system, plus an aerodynamics package. In addition, on the Nordschleife the 911 GT3 Cup will have traction control (TC) and anti-lock brakes (ABS). The ABS and TC systems can be fitted in the factory or retrofitted. Both systems can be activated and deactivated electronically. This means that the cars can be used in both sprints and endurance races without problems.
The two classes combined make up the new Porsche Endurance Trophy Nürburgring championship, with joint rankings and class rankings, both accompanied by attractive prize money. The emphasis in the rankings will be on equal opportunities. Professional racing drivers and amateurs, known as “gentleman drivers”, will be competing in identical cars on the Nordschleife. Michelin, which was the partner of the Cayman GT4 Trophy by Manthey-Racing series, will be providing identical race tyres for the cars at the track for the Porsche Endurance Trophy Nürburgring. All of this makes the Porsche Endurance Trophy the perfect event for both established teams and newcomers to enjoy an exciting and successful racing season. The normal technical and parts support will be available to the teams both at the races and off the track.
In addition, similarly to previous years, all participants can take part in the Nürburgring 24 Hours and the qualifying race with the same car configuration. Both events count as individual races and will not be included in the annual rankings for the Porsche championship. Manthey will be presenting a car for the Porsche Endurance Trophy Nürburgring Cup 2 at the Essen Motor Show 2021 on the Nürburgring Endurance Series stand.
Provisional NES dates for 2022
- 25–26/03/2022 – NES 1
- 08–09/04/2022 – NES 2
- 22–23/04/2022 – NES 3
- 24–25/06/2022 – NES 4
- 08–09/07/2022 – NES 5 (6-hour race)
- 09–11/09/2022 – NES 6 (12-hour race)
- 07–08/10/2022 – NES 7
- 21–22/10/2022 – NES 8
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