Ryan Yardley’s 2023 Porsche Carrera Cup North America campaign kicks into action tomorrow with the opening round at Sebring International Circuit.
The 24-year-old Cantabrian will compete for TOPP Racing across two days in support of this weekend’s WEC 1000 Miles of Sebring and IMSA’s 12 Hours of Sebring.
A massive field 41 competitors will take to the track for the season’s first official practice session at 1.55am (NZ time). They’ll then return for a second 30-minute run at 5.10am before qualifying at 8.05am.
An early morning is on the cards come race day with the Carrera Cup opening proceedings for their first race at 2.15am (9.15am EDT). The second and final race follows at a much friendlier time of 10.35am.
Yardley is one of 21 drivers competing in the Pro Class with eight Pro-Am and 11 Am racers making up the field.
The event also brings about McElrea Racing’s introduction to the series with 2022 Porsche Sprint Challenge Australia winner Thomas Sargent joining the fold.
New Zealand motorsport fans looking to get a mid-week fix of racing action will be able to tune in via a live stream on the Porsche Carrera Cup North America website.
The same circuit will host several other Kiwis in the days that follow, including Earl Bamber and Brendon Hartley in the 1000 Miles of Sebring on Saturday and Scott McLaughlin, Scott Dixon and Jaxon Evans in the 12 Hours of Sebring on Sunday.
Keep an eye out for Friday morning’s Motorsport Diary for viewing times and information on how you can watch.