Team CoolCava Racing

At the end of the 2011 Porsche Sports Cup racing season, three drivers came together and formed the team CoolCava Racing. Built on the back of a small motorsports engineering company based in Espoo (CCR Motorsports Engineering), the racing team entered the 2012 season with one Porsche 996 GT3 Cup car and two street based racing cars. The team then proceeded to win the 2012 season with the three drivers taking overall 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.


For the 2013 season the team  won the season again, with the drivers taking overall 1st, 2nd and 6th in the PRCF Sports Cup.

With the start of the 2014 season, Team CoolCava Racing is going threw some changes. Nothing in life is constant and we should always expect changes to come! Team driver Timo Virkki has decided to take some time out from racing. He is still going to stay with Team CoolCava Racing, but as the team administrator and not as a driver.

Team driver Toni Niemelä has decided to move on and has resigned from the team, and will be seeking new opportunities. The team will miss him and we wish him good luck and many more victories in the future.

KrogdahlPål Krogdahl – Team Principal and Driver

I am a husband, a father and a complete car freak! Ever since I could hold a screwdriver I have had a fascination for cars and motorsport. I have had a relationship with Porsche cars ever since my father purchased a white 924 when I was a little boy, and purchased my first Porsche, a red 944 when I was in my early 20. I started racing in 2012, and look forward to every season even more than the last.

Read Pål’s blog and follow him on Facebook and Google+

VirkkiTimo Virkki – Team Administrator

Timo lives in Tampere and has 3 years experience racing in the Porsche Sports Cup with several cars, including a Porsche 996 GT3 Cup car. At the end of the 2013 season, he decided to take some time out from racing and is now acting as the Team Administrator.

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FiskairJukka Fiskari – Team Driver

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, and from the start of the 2014 season is an official driver for Team CoolCava Racing.

ShardulShardul Gawas – Chief Mechanic

Hello everybody, I have recently arrived to Finland from India. I joined team CoolCava Racing for the 2013 season and I wish to be with the team for many seasons to come. I have joined the team as the team Mechanic. Although I am new in Finland, but I am not new to cars. I have been repairing cars since I finished school. I am a great car enthusiast and motorsport follower. I always wanted to be a part of motorsports and so I hope my arrival in CoolCava Racing will bring good technical help and many victories to the team.

VilleVille Hartikainen – Communications Manager

I’m a car enthusiast and a computer whiz of some sort and try to keep the teams website updated and get it refreshed once in a while. At the moment on cars front, I push my efforts in keeping the motors running in the cars of our family, an Opel Zafira and 2001 Audi S3. You can guess which one is mine, and which one is for the family 🙂