In 2019, the Cayman GT4 Trophy by Manthey-Racing will be organised again as part of the VLN endurance championship Nürburgring. After the successful running of the first three seasons, Manthey-Racing has scheduled the continuation for the following years. Eligible in the oncoming season will be the previous generation Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport (Type 981) as well as the successor model of the clubsport racer, the Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 (Type 982). Drivers who are in possession of the DMSB Nordschleife Permit B will moreover get the possibility to obtain their A Permit in the Cayman GT4 Trophy by Manthey-Racing.
The 2019 Trophy Regulations provide for three classifications: One classification for teams with cars of the previous generation (Type 981), one classification for teams with cars of the new generation (Type 982) as well as an overall drivers’ classification which combines both vehicle generations. The A Permit is still required for the previous generation of the Cayman GT4 CS, but the car can now also be driven with a B Permit provided that the vehicle is fitted with an air restrictor to cut down the power to about 300 HP; ballast will moreover be applied to raise the minimum weight to 1,350 kilogrammes. It is not planned to adjust the performance of the two vehicle generations.
“We are delighted to have the Cayman GT4 Trophy by Manthey-Racing once again within our VLN series. With the new regulations for 2019, we wish to welcome both new participants and the regular ones”, says Oliver Uhlmann who takes over the overall management of the Cayman GT4 Trophy by Manthey-Racing from Thomas Raquet with the start of the new season. Julia Klee will remain the contact for all organisational issues. Regarding the continuation of the Cayman GT4 Trophy by Manthey-Rading, VLN VV Managing Director Dietmar Busch says: “The fact that Manthey-Racing continues to take care of the participants in the CUP3 class represents a valuable contribution to the continuity within the VLN. We are convinced that in 2019 again, the Caymans will provide exciting racing action.”
On national and international level, the Cayman GT4 CS is likewise represented in own classification categories: On German territory in the Porsche Sports Cup and in the RCN at the Nürburgring, on international level, the Creventic Series will this year for the first time organise an own Cayman class. Other racing series have expressed particular interest.
For all interested teams, the registration form for the Cayman GT4 Trophy by Manthey-Racing is now available under www.manthey-racing.de.