On Sunday the 18th of May the 2014 Porsche SportsCup racing season was started here in Finland at the extended Botniaring circuit. The weather was great for the season start with the sun shining and a comfortable +20°C.
Both race start 1 and 2 were good with some great on track action, but unfortunately without team CoolCava Racing.
Team driver Jukka Fiskari who joined the team this season could not attend due to damage sustained to his car during testing at Alastaro in the week leading up to the race. Whilst team driver Pål Krogdahl and Shardul Gawas attended the race event, Pål had to retire after the second lap into the warm-up session due to transmission problems.
We are all working on having both Jukka and Pål race ready for the next event, which will be at Ahvenisto on the 7th of June.
…and Team CoolCava Racing are getting ready!
Initial registration for the 2014 Porsche SportsCup season has closed and both Team CoolCava Racing drivers are registered to race. There is still time for drivers and teams to register and we look forward to a larger line up than last year. The actual registered list can be seen on the official PRCF web site via this link
The 2014 Porsche Sports Cup racing season is fast approaching and here at Team CoolCava Racing we are hard at work getting ready. One large change that has impacted us since the success from the 2013 season is a change in drivers, with both Timo and Toni changing their plans.
We are pleased to be able to announce that CoolCava Racing has got a new driver joining the team from the start of the 2014 season. Jukka Fiskari is joining the team as a driver and whilst this is his first year officially with Team CoolCava Racing, he is no stranger to us all here or to the Porsche Sports Cup.
Jukka joined the Porsche Sports Cup at the start of the 2013 season where he entered in Team CoolCava Racing Timo Virkki’s old Porsche 996 racing car – the one he replaced the Porsche 996 GT3 Cup car with at the start of the 2013 season.
Join us in welcoming Jukka to the team, and to a successful season for all our drivers and the team in the 2014 Porsche Sports Cup season…
And then it was time again to share another change to impact Team CoolCava Racing at the start of 2014. We do understand that things will always change and some times the change is bad or good, and we need to appreciate the individuals and support them in what they decide to do.
We have said our sad good luck to Toni Niemelä who has decided to split from the team, and now we turn to team driver Timo Virkki who is also set to make some changes.
Timo has had an outstanding run with Team CoolCava Racing taking overall podium results in the Porsche Sports Cup in both 2012 and 2013 seasons. During the 2013 season he rocketed to overall 2nd place with his Porsche 996 GT3 Cup, and that was with starting half-way threw the season!
After a lot of reflection and thinking over the winter, Timo has decided to take some time-out from racing and focus on other projects. He has sold his lovely Porsche GT3 Cup, and has replaced it with a lovely street registered Porsche.
But we have good news, Timo will remain with us here at Team CoolCava Racing and has taken up the position as our Team Administrator…
The last two seasons have been a steady state in many ways for us here at Team CoolCava Racing. We have worked hard and put in the effort and got rewarded for it at the end. A team victory in both the 2012 and 2013 seasons is an outstanding achievement, with Toni Niemelä taking 1st place overall in 2012 followed by Pål Krogdahl in 2013. We had a strong three man driver team who repeatedly took podium positions in the Porsche Sports Cup here in Finland.
But change is always something we should be expecting and change is what is coming for the 2014 season here at Team CoolCava Racing…
The first news regarding the team for the 2014 season, is the decision by Toni Niemelä to move onto new adventures outside of Team CoolCava Racing.
Toni has been one of the leading drivers for team CoolCava Racing with repeated success in both the Porsche Sports Cup and the Porsche GT3 Cup Trophy here in Finland, and his departure from the team is a heavy blow.
We have told Toni that the door is always open and he is welcome back if he should ever change his mind, but for now he is seeking new adventures and will probably line up in the 2014 season on the grid line next to us but not as a team mate.
All here at Team CoolCava Racing wish him the best of luck in his new adventures and will always have a warm seat at the table for him if he should decide to return.
Stay tuned for additional changes for the 2014 season…
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Schedule for the 2014 Porsche Sports Cup season have been published and the count down to the first race is on…
16 – 18/05/2014 – Sports Cup # 1 @ Botniaring
07/06/2014 – Sports Cup # 2 @ Ahvenisto
12/07/2014 – Sports Cup # 3 @ Kemora
22 – 23/08/2014 – Sports Cup # 4 @ Alastaro (Porsche Festival)
05 – 07/09/2014 – Sports Cup # 5 @ Mantorp (Sweden)
Additional details and other Team CoolCava Racing events can be found on the Calendar page.
See you all for the first race of the 2014 season at Botniaring!
Team CoolCava Racing would like to say Merry Christmas to all our friends and a Happy New Year! We would like to thank everyone for a great year and hope next year is even better.
Our friends at Porsche Club Sweden Racing have put together a nice promo video for the Porsche Sports Cup series in Sweden which was recorded at the 2013 season final at Mantorp. If you look closely, you will see the Porsche Boxster driven by team driver Pål Krogdahl and the 996 GT3 Cup driven by Timo Virkki.
Porsche PRCF SportsCup 2013 – we attended and we took home the championship…
…but there is no time for relaxing!
The team did a great job, and the drivers deserve a short time to relax and recharge before we start working on the 2014 season strategy.
we have cars to repair, upgrade and possibly replace. And as has become standard here at CoolCava Racing, we need to see who will be driving next year and in what car!
Our team sponsors CCR Motorsports Engineering are hard at work on the Porsche Boxster driven by Pål Krogdahl. And sponsors Highgate House are working on the next batch of team stickers and banners.
But we decided to kick off the 2014 season preparations with a bang, and with that we are exited to be able to announce our 2014 team promo video. The video can be found on our YouTube channel along with a number of great in-car videos from all our drivers. But we did not want you to have to spend time trying to find it, so here it is for you to enjoy…
Another great racing season has come to an end and was concluded with a fantastic gala dinner during the weekend in Helsinki. Team CoolCava Racing were in attendance and celebrated the season victory in style.
As we have already announced, CoolCava Racing repeated the success of the 2012 season by taking overall 1st and 2nd in the Porsche SportsCup here in Finland. Team drivers Pål Krogdahl, Timo Virkki and Toni Niemelä accepted the team championship award on behalf of CoolCava Racing. Full team results for the 2013 season can be found on the official PRCF web site.
The team drivers will now reflect on the 2013 season and start preparations for 2014. All here at CoolCava Racing would like to congratulate our drivers on a great season and look forward to next year.