Second-generation Porsche racer Matt Whittaker will take on a Porsche 991 Gen 2 in the Rodin Cars Super GT series, which will debut at Highlands Motorsport Park in Cromwell in January.
Regular participant in endurance races and Porsche series competitions,
Whittaker has two Porsche National Championships to his name as well as a few North Island Endurance Series championships and hopes to be close to the field when the first of the Rodin Super GT Series races begin in January.
The Wellington-based driver says he is delighted to join the field in what has been billed as one of the most competitive Porsche and GT fields for a number of years.
âI think the show is really fantastic. It’ll be good to get all those 991 and 997 cars together on the track, âsaid Whittaker.
“Add to that, there are all these GT4 cars as well.”
âThe series will be very competitive, and I think it’s going to really take it up a notch compared to some of the other series I’ve been in more recently. The cars in the Porsche Cup are all very close and the caliber of the other drivers is quite high. “
Each round will consist of two 30-minute races as well as one 60-minute race, all with a mandatory pit stop. There will be the option of one or two drivers per car.
âI like the format of the race, there is a lot of track time. This is much better than a handful of short 6-8 laps. With these formats, I think it will be a busy weekend.
“I don’t know yet, but might even enlist a second driver to partner with me in the hour-long race.”
The Rodin Cars Super GT Series will feature four rounds over three months from January 15, 2022, at Highlands in Cromwell.
It will be followed by the second round at Mike Pero Motorsport Park, Rupauna in Christchurch on January 22-23, before heading to Hampton Downs on February 12 and 13. The final phase will take place in Taupo on March 26 and 27, 2022.