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The Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup (known as Porsche Michelin Supercup prior to 2007)<ref>Template:Citation/core{{#if:|}}</ref> is the international motor racing series supporting the FIA Formula One World Championship organized by Porsche AG.

Porsche Supercup drivers compete in identical Porsche 911 GT3 Cup cars based on the Porsche 911 Carrera. On average, 24 race cars take part in each race. Most circuits visited by the series are European, although circuits in Bahrain, United Arab Emirates and the United States have been included in the calendar as well.

The race

2006

The new points race in Bahrain opened the season 2006. From 13 races overall, two races took place in Indianapolis (Saturday and Sunday). Races were contested over 70 kilometers, and take off from a standing start.

2007

Like in 2006, the race in the Kingdom of Bahrain opens the new season. Two classification rounds will take place there. The 2007 race calendar comprises eleven championship rounds. New on the schedule is the classification race in Istanbul, Turkey.

Racing car

In Porsche Michelin Supercup the 911 GT3 Cup type 997 is deployed - a car based on the Porsche 911 Carrera. All vehicles are technically identical: 400 hp, sequential six-speed gearbox, Porsche Ceramic Composite Brake (PCCB), 1,120 kg. The PCCB is deployed exclusively in Porsche Michelin Supercup. From 2008 season, the car has been improved, and is now capable to develop 420 hp (as opposed to the previous 400 hp) and has been equipped with a new open exhaust system.

Tires

Michelin is the exclusive tire supplier for the teams. Two sets of slick tires may be used per car and weekend. The number of wet tires is unlimited. The tires are identical for all competitors and are not permitted to be pre-warmed or chemically treated.

Championships

Driver championship

Points are assigned to the first 15 finishers of each race as follows: 20-18-16-14-12-10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1. All races count. To receive points a driver must compete in at least eight races per season.

Team championship

The points of the two best drivers of each team are added up. At the end of the season Porsche rewards the three best placed teams with prize money.

Prize money

In 2006 and 2007, Porsche AG pays around 820,000 euros to drivers and teams. Per race the winner receives 9,000 euros, the runner-up 7,500 euros and the third placed driver 6,500 euros. For a 15th place 1,400 euros are paid. Additionally, the 2006 or 2007 champion receives a Porsche road car. The driver with the fastest laps will be given a premium watch from Porsche Design.

Winners

As the first Italian in the history of Porsche Michelin Supercup, Alessandro Zampedri won the championship in 2005. 31-year-old professional racer from London Richard Westbrook won the 2006 season.

History

Since 1993 the Porsche Michelin Supercup has run as support to the FIA Formula 1 World Championship, however the number of races has grown from the original nine to total 13 in 2006, although decreasing to 11 in 2007.

Champions

Season Champion Team Champion
1993 Template:Country flagicon Jean-Pierre Malcher Template:Country flagicon ??
1994 Template:Country flagicon Uwe Alzen Template:Country flagicon ??
1995 Template:Country flagicon Jean-Pierre Malcher Template:Country flagicon ??
1996 Template:Country flagicon Emmanuel Collard Template:Country flagicon ??
1997 Template:Country flagicon Patrick Huisman Template:Country flagicon ??
1998 Template:Country flagicon Patrick Huisman Template:Country flagicon ??
1999 Template:Country flagicon Patrick Huisman Template:Country flagicon ??
2000 Template:Country flagicon Patrick Huisman Template:Country flagicon ??
2001 Template:Country flagicon Jörg Bergmeister Template:Country flagicon Team Farnbacher
2002 Template:Country flagicon Stéphane Ortelli Template:Country flagicon Kadach Tuning
2003 Template:Country flagicon Frank Stippler Template:Country flagicon Team Farnbacher
2004 Template:Country flagicon Wolf Henzler Template:Country flagicon Team Farnbacher
2005 Template:Country flagicon Alessandro Zampedri Template:Country flagicon Lechner Racing
2006 Template:Country flagicon Richard Westbrook Template:Country flagicon Tolimit Motorsport
2007 Template:Country flagicon Richard Westbrook Template:Country flagicon Lechner Racing
2008 Template:Country flagicon Jeroen Bleekemolen Template:Country flagicon Lechner Racing
2009 Template:Country flagicon TBA Template:Country flagicon Konrad Motorsport

Popularity

At the Grand Prix circuits during 2006 an average of 125,000 spectators witnessed the action from the grandstands at each round. According to Porsche AG races attracted 22 million TV viewers worldwide, most of them in Europe where Eurosport provides regular coverage <ref>Template:Citation/core{{#if:|}}</ref>.

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