Second-generation Porsche racer, Matt Whittaker, will race a Porsche 991 Gen 2 in the inaugural season of the Rodin Cars Super GT Series.
Whittaker has become a regular in endurance and Porsche racing, with two national Porsche championships to his name, as well as campaigns in the Golden Homes North Island Endurance Series. Experience he hopes will see him running near the front of the field when the Super GT series gets underway.
The Wellington-based driver said he’s excited to join the field in what organisers suggest will be one of the most competitive Porsche and GT fields for a number of years.
“I think the series looks really fantastic. It’s going to be good to get all of these 991 and 997 cars all on the track together,” said Whittaker.
“Add to that, there are all of those GT4 cars too.
“The series will be very competitive, and I think this will really step it up a notch from some of the other series I’ve been competing in more recently.
“The Porsche Cup cars are all very close, and the calibre of the other drivers is quite high.”
Each round will feature two 30-minute races along with one 60-minute race, cars will be required to complete a pit stop in each race.
Teams will also have the option to run one or two drivers.
“I like the format of the racing, there is a lot of track time. It’s a lot better than a handful of short 6-8 lappers. With these formats, I think it will be a busy weekend,” Whittaker said.
“Not sure yet, but might even enlist a second driver to partner with me in the one hour race.”
The Super GT Series will run over four rounds across three months, starting January 15 at Highlands in Cromwell.