After a first try during last Autumn on Paul Ricard Circuit, Andrea Barlesi will rise up in a new challenge this year, the France Porsche Carrera Cup. The Formula Le Mans 2010′ Champion will race on a Porche 911 GT3 from the Nourry Competition Team. Enough to grow new ambitions in a new discipline: « We passed the test done with the Michel Nourry Team and we quickly agreed on this challenge. The Nourry Competition Team has a proven experience in Cup. Michel is a Porsche Competition lover and his passion for the Automobile is still present. »
Due to the Porsche Scholarship program, which allow young pilot to progress into the Porsche sector, the Italo-Belgium Pilot intends to play the first places and get noticed: « More and more young pilots leave single seater and car for the Porsche Carrera Cup. I expect for a high competition level, as most of the pilots will have the same level. The Porsche 911 GT3 Cup is a sharp car. I am coming here to win from this year. » Around twenty cars are expected, which promises an intense and hot season.
The objective is to pursue the longer with the German manufacturer: « I want to stay in the Porsche Competition, which is the only manufacturer who trusts in young pilots. I want to follow the Jean-Karl Vernay’ example, who after his first place championship, will pursue on the Porsche Supercup and also in the Endurance World Championship. »
Six meetings are planned for the French Porsche Carrera Cup. Season will start at Le Mans (27/28 April) before getting at the Pau Urban Race (19/20 May). Then, let’s go to the Mugello race in Italy (6/7 July) with the Italy Porsche Carrera Cup, then Magny-Cours (7/8 September), Lédenon (12/13 October) and Paul Ricard (26/27 October).
Source : Andrea Barlesi