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Alain Menu to contest the 2013 Porsche Supercup

Alain Menu has confirmed he will contest the F1 supporting Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup this year, leaving the WTCC after eight years in the Championship.

The 49-year-old Swiss is coming off of his most successful season in the WTCC, taking six victories and finishing second in the drivers’ table in the Chevrolet Cruze 1.6T.

With no works drives available after Chevrolet’s withdrawal and a limited number of opportunities in Championship winning teams available, Menu has instead made the jump to the Porsche Supercup.

The two-time BTCC champion last drove a Porsche competitively in 2004, in the Porsche Carrera Cup GB at Oulton Park, taking pole position and victory in both races.