Sime Darby Racing Team places Formula 3 driver Nazim Azman at the wheel
Sime Darby Racing Team will debut at the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia 2023 with former FIA Formula 3 driver Nazim Azman taking the driver’s seat. Nazim will be competing in the PCCA PRO category. The team is in partnership with Earl Bamber Motorsport. The team car is the latest 992-generation 911 GT3 Cup car, clad in a batik inspired livery.
The announcement by Christopher Hunter, Chief Executive Officer of Sime Darby Auto Performance. Also at the announcement were Alexandre Gibot, Managing Director of Porsche Motorsport Asia Pacific and Nazim Azman.
The 20th Porsche Carrera Cup Asia season will take place across the continent once again in 2023. The last two seasons were held in China. The 2023 race calendar starts in Malaysia, continues through Korea, Japan, Thailand, Singapore before finishing up at Porsche Motorsport Asia Pacific’s home base in Shanghai, China. The one-make series sets equal technical standards across the field. The seventh-generation GT3 Cup race car based on the 992-generation 911 boasts more downforce and technology than the previous generations.
Together with Earl Bamber Motorsport (EBM), Porsche Malaysia brings a highly-experienced technical partner for the Sime Darby Racing Team. Earl Bamber is a double PCCA champion, accomplished Porsche Works driver and two-time 24 Hours of Le Mans winner. His team, EBM will lend technical support to the Sime Darby Racing Team throughout the 2023 PCCA season.
Returning to a full Asia schedule, the first stop of the season will flag off at Sepang International Circuit for round 1 and 2 on April 28 to April 30, 2023. The series then moves around the region before returning to Malaysia for round 9 and 10 on August 25 to August 27, 2023, alongside round 3 of the Malaysia Championship Series at Sepang International Circuit.