Sime Darby Racing Team returns to compete in the Porsche Carrera
Cup Asia 2024

Following a debut season that saw a podium finish on home ground at Sepang International Circuit for Sime Darby Racing Team, Porsche Malaysia, represented by Sime Darby Auto Performance, announces its plans to continue being true to the marque’s motorsport DNA by participating in the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia 2024 (PCCA) for a second consecutive year. 

This 21st season of PCCA will see all drivers battling in identical Porsche 911 GT3 Cup (992) cars, setting equal technical standards across the field. Sime Darby Racing Team, in partnership with Earl Bamber Motorsport (EBM) will be competing in the PRO category with Nazim Azman once again behind the wheel – a testament to their shared vision of carrying on Porsche’s motorsport heritage by nurturing the next generation of race drivers and enhancing the technical expertise of local young talent in motorsport.

Sime Darby Racing Team is poised to build on their achievements from the previous season and further establish themselves as a force to reckon with in this prestigious Asian one-make series. ”Placing 6th overall and even a podium finish in Sepang, our debut season was filled with valuable racing experience, and we are eager to bring forward these learnings to the 2024 season. We are proud to continue our commitment to empowering local young talent in motorsport and nurture them to be competitive on an international level, and we believe that by staying driven by our dreams, we can inspire others to pursue their passions and reach their full potential,” said Christopher Hunter, Chief Executive Officer of Sime Darby Auto Performance.

“Nazim and the team have been training intensively to ensure they are in top form. We are confident that we have what it takes to compete at the highest level, and elevate the team’s performance and standings in our second consecutive season,” added Mr. Hunter. 

“I am thrilled to continue my racing journey alongside Sime Darby Racing Team in the PCCA and to continue improving my skills and gaining valuable experience, especially when competing against a strong line-up of racing drivers this season. I can’t help but feel proud to be driving the 911 GT3 Cup car with its quintessentially Malaysian batik-inspired livery. It feels like I am bringing a bit of home with me while racing at an international level,” said Nazim Azman, Malaysian race driver representing Sime Darby Racing Team.

Set to be an even more competitive season with 28 drivers across three categories, one of the highest in years, PCCA 2024 will be visiting six tracks in five countries, including two Formula 1 support races. After the first race in Shanghai during the Formula 1 race weekend, the championship will subsequently move to Suzuka, Japan before traveling to Southeast Asia for races in Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore. With a healthy mix of world-renowned tracks and fan-favourite street circuits, the 21st PCCA season is set to be an exhilarating one.
Fans can expect to see Sime Darby Racing Team in action at the Shanghai International Circuit as they push their limits in Round 1 and 2 on 20 and 21 April 2024. More information on PCCA 2024 and Sime Darby Racing Team is available on Porsche Malaysia.

About Porsche Carrera Cup Asia (PCCA)
Bringing its signature brand of exhilarating motorsports competition to millions across the region, the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia has earned an impressive fan and media following since its launch in 2003. Firmly established as Asia’s premier international one-make racing series, 2024 sees a formidable international field made up of seasoned professional and dedicated privateers. A proven testing ground for young talent, as well as a high-profile showcase for the world’s leading GT competitors, the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia is the choice of the region’s finest drivers.

About Sime Darby Auto Performance Sdn. Bhd.
Sime Darby Auto Performance (SDAP) is a subsidiary of the Motors Division of Sime Darby Berhad. SDAP is the authorised importer of Porsche in Malaysia since 2010, and distributes Porsche vehicles and parts, and provides After Sales services for Porsche vehicles in Malaysia through its Porsche Centres nationwide - namely, Porsche Centre Ara Damansara; one of the largest Porsche Centres in a single facility within the Porsche Asia Pacific region, Porsche Centre Sungai Besi, Porsche Centre Penang, and Porsche Centre Johor Bahru. Porsche Centre Johor Bahru pioneers the first 4S facility in the Asia Pacific region integrating Sales, Services, Spare parts with Body & Paint facility and Malaysia’s first certified Classic Partner.

For media queries, kindly contact:
Sime Darby Auto Performance Sdn. Bhd.
Public Relations and Media
Lauren Low
E-Mail: lauren.low@porsche.com.my

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