For the first time in its short history, the Porsche Deluxe Carrera Cup North America will be the featured support race of the world’s most popular motorsport series – the Miami International Autodrome hosting the championship in conjunction with the Formula 1 Miami Grand Prix.

While this may be the first for North America’s premier single-brand race series, it is far from a first for Porsche. The German sports car manufacturer has a long history with F1.

The Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup has been acting as the open wheel championship’s primary support series since 1993. The series of all Porsche 911 GT3 Cup race cars will join F1 twice in 2023. The season will close with the US Grand Prix at The Circuit of The Americas (COTA) in Austin, Texas, October 20 – 22.


  • Full Field. 40 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup race cars are entered for Miami. Like Long Beach, this is full capacity for the event based on paddock space. With five more cars than last round, it is only one car short of the largest grid of the year, the Sebring opener, which enjoyed 41.
    • Pro class. 21, Pro-Am class. 10, Am class. 9.
    • 14 race teams are represented across all three classes.
  • Point Leaders. Riley Dickinson, the winner of three of the four rounds held thus far, has an 18-point lead over Tom Sargent. Third in points is Will Martin, winner of round four, 31 back from the lead. Marco Cirone and Mark Kvamme lead Pro-Am and Am, respectively. Kellymoss tops the team standings, while Dickinson tops the Junior ranks.
  • Hard Rock. The Miami International Autodrome is a 3.362-mile, 19-turn road course circling Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.
  • Hometown Hero. Porsche Selected Driver Kay van Berlo will make his return to the series in Miami. The two-time series’ runner-up has moved into the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s GTD class driving for Kellymoss with Riley but, as a student at the University of Miami, will return to race in his adopted hometown behind the wheel of the No. 33 Accelerating Performance Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car in the Pro class.
  • DR in the house. The Dominican Republic has two drivers entered: Jimmy Libre, driver of the No. 74 MDK Motorsports Porsche in the Pro class is from Santo Domingo. 2021 Pro-Am class champion Efrin Castro, piloting the No. 65 Kellymoss Porsche, is from Santiago.
  • Top Ten. Sabré Cook, driver of the No. 37 Deluxe Kellymoss Porsche and the first recipient of the Porsche Female Driver Development Program scholarship, has been named one of the ten finalists to receive the IMSA Diverse Driver Development Scholarship. The recipient, to be named later this year, will receive benefits worth more than $250,000 to assist them in competing in one of three IMSA-sanctioned series during the 2024 season.
  • Florida’s Own. Five drivers call Florida their full-time home, as do two race teams. Elias De La Torre (Key Largo), Michael McCarthy (Clearwater), Grant Talkie (Sarasota), Conor Flynn (Jacksonville), and Moisey Uretsky (Miami) are residents of the Sunshine State. Kay van Berlo is a temporary resident while studying at the University of Miami. Irish Mike’s Racing is based in Orlando, while BGB Motorsports is headquartered in Ormond Beach.
  • Racing for Children’s. Kellymoss drivers Riley Dickinson and Michael McCarthy participated in last weekend’s Porsche Spring Challenge North America by Yokohama weekend at Barber Motorsports Park. The pairing ran as unclassified entries to recognize Racing for Children’s, the program’s longtime partner. Dickinson and McCarthy joined in special activities off track supporting the Children’s of Alabama hospital, including the 13th annual gala dinner where each was assigned an honorary car chief for the event, a patient at Children’s of Alabama.
  • Up the Pyramid. In 2002, the Porsche Sprint Challenge North America ran in support of F1 in Miami. The move to Carrera Cup this year is a step up the Porsche Motorsport Pyramid North America to the premier one-make series.
  • All races air on the Peacock streaming app, and and are archived at:
  • On the web. .

MIAMI SCHEDULE (all times US Eastern)

Friday, May 5.
4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Practice 1
7:25 p.m. – 7:55 p.m. – Practice 2

Saturday, May 6.
10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. – Qualifying (all classes)
2:05 p.m. – 2:50 p.m. – Race 1 (40-minute race)

Sunday, May 7.
12:15 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Race 2 (40-minute race)