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Porsche Supercup: Series extends Formula 1 deal to 2016

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Porsche's ultimate one-make series has extend its deal with Formula 1 to continue running alongside the world championship at least until 2016.

"We're delighted to be able to continue offering our partners and fans exciting racing in such an attractive environment like the top league of motorsport," Porsche Motorsport boss Hartmut Kristen said.

The 2014 calendar will visit nine grands prix, in Spain, Monaco, Great Britain, Spa and Russia, according to British magazine Autosport.

The Supercup, based on the 911 GT3 Cup car, has been on the Formula 1 calendar as a support series since its inception, in 1993.

Porsche Supercup, Abu Dhabi
Photo: Porsche