SUPREME COURT MOVE SEEKS TO PROTECT NATIONS CUP
MOTORSPORT promoter PROCAR Australia has gone to the Supreme Court of Queensland to protect its Nations Cup sports car championship.
A Statement of Claim was lodged with the court on Christmas Eve, naming the Confederation of Australian Motor Sport (CAMS) and the Australian Motor Sport Commission (AMSC).
The Statement of Claim asks the Supreme Court to impose an injunction permanently preventing CAMS or the AMSC from sanctioning the planned Porsche Carrera Cup series in Australia.
It also seeks payment of damages.
The Statement of Claim says sanctioning of the Carrera Cup breaches PROCAR's contract with CAMS (AMSC) to stage the Australian Nations Cup Championship, which includes Porsche GT3 Cup cars.
PROCAR's action is aimed at protecting its investment and those of entrants in the Nations Cup, which is entering its fourth season as a series for sports car makes including Porsche, Ferrari, Lamborghini and Viper.
A PROCAR statement said:
"PROCAR have been trying to resolve this matter for some months. However, this has not been possible and we now must pursue legal avenues.
"We take this very serious step as a means of protecting our contractual rights and to protect the investments that each of our teams has made in Nations Cup.
"The current situation has had a de-stabilising effect on Nations Cup and we do not plan to let that continue for a moment longer."