Nick Tandy has been declared the winner of the prestigious Porsche Cup, awarded
to the most successful non-factory Porsche driver at the end of each season.Other winners since the inception of the Porsche
Cup in 1970 include sports car legends Bob Wollek, Klaus Ludwig and Henri
British driver Tandy claimed the Porsche Cup, which he was awarded
on Saturday night, after competing in seven different series in the Stuttgart
manufacturer's machinery during 2012. His successes include wins in the
International GT open and ADAC GT Masters.
"When you look at the names that have won the
Porsche Cup, it clearly means something," said former German Carrera Cup
champion Tandy. "It is great to be recognized for your efforts, especially
if you don't end up winning a championship.
"It was a real battle with Raymond Narac [who
owns and drives for the Imsa Performance squad) at the final GT Open race at
Barcelona. We both knew that whoever finished in front was basically going to
win the Porsche Cup."
The prize awarded to Tandy is a new 911 Carrera S
Fitzpatrick won the Porsche Cup three times in
1972, '74 and '80, while Sugden triumphed in 2005. Wollek won the award no
fewer than seven times.
Tandy's only confirmed drive for 2013 is a seat in January's Rolex 24 at Daytona in a Konrad-run Porsche 911 GT3 Cup entered under
the Orbit Racing banner.