Relaa Racing to compete in the new premier Finnish GT championship FRC GT Open
Relaa Racing will be competing in a new category of the premier Finnish series, Finnish Racing Championship (FRC). Competing in the FRC GT Open’s Classes 1 and 2, the Kauhajoki-based Porsche team is looking for young talents to learn and succeed behind the wheel of a factory-built Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car.
Relaa Racing will be competing in the newly released GT Open class of the Finnish Racing Championship, the premier Finnish racing series. Relaa Racing has decided to focus on the new category, inspired heavily by successful multi-class series around the world, and show its support by competing in the categories 1 (GT3, GT3 Cup Gen. 992, national TGT1) and 2 (GT3 Cup exc. Gen. 992, GT4, national TGT2). The series also has roots to the Baltic region, as one of the main events of the championship, FRC Estonian Grand Prix, is held at the Porsche Ring in Pärnu.
Porsche Ring will also act as host to one of the four hours long, series’ endurance-style races. Last year Relaa took part in the Baltic Endurance Championship’s BEC4H held also at Porsche Ring, a race in which the team took home a class win and third overall. The calendar of the FRC is set to host three four hours long races.
Relaa will contest in the two fastest classes of the GT Open, Class 1 and Class 2. In Class 1, Relaa will be fielding a Porsche 911 GT3 Cup 992, and in Class 2 the car in use will be 991.2 generation Porsche 911 GT3 Cup. The powerful, factory-built race cars offer young, aspiring talents great experience with true GT race cars as well as experience with a professional racing team. Relaa’s wide range of connection, including Porsche Motorsport and competitors as well as organizers of Central Europe’s premier GT series offer multiple career paths for promising young racing drivers.
-We are looking for young talents to learn behind the wheel of a true GT race car. Relaa has both cars on offer for either single events, including the endurance races, or for the series as a whole. This season we will be competing in all of the FRC series events as well as the endurance races in Classes 1 and 2, said Team Owner and a long-time racing driver Raimo Niemi.
Relaa will also be working closely with the leading automotive and motorsport medias in Finland, Tekniikan Maailma and Vauhdin Maailma respectively. Last season Relaa took both team’s and driver’s runner-up positions in the Porsche Sprint Challenge NEZ series, with Relaa’s junior driver Matias Salonen taking home the silver trophy.
Finnish Racing Championship’s release of the launch of FRC GT Open can be found here