PROCAR in court to halt Australian Carrera Cup

Australian promoter PROCAR has applied to the Supreme Court of the state of Queensland to protect its Nations Cup series, seeking an injunction preventing the launch of a national Porsche Carrera Cup championship in 2003. Its Statement of Claim lodged with the court also seeks damages from the ASN, the Confederation of Australian Motor Sport (CAMS), and the Australian Motor Sport Commission (AMSC)

PROCAR in court to halt Australian Carrera Cup

PROCAR claims that, if CAMS sanctions a Carrera Cup, the ASN would be in breach of its contract allowing PROCAR to promote the nine-race Nations Cup. Now entering its fourth season, the series includes Porsche racecars as well as Chrysler, Ferrari, Lamborghini and other models. PROCAR recently approved new regulations for 2003 admitting the FIA N-GT class Porsche GT3 RS.

A PROCAR statement said: "PROCAR have been trying to resolve this matter for some months. However, this has not been possible and we now must pursue legal avenues. We take this very serious step as a means of protecting our contractual rights and to protect the investments that each of our teams has made in Nations Cup. The current situation has had a destabilising effect on Nations Cup and we do not plan to let that continue for a moment longer."

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