Reigning Porsche Carrera Cup Asia champion Jonathan Cocker is racing against time to find sponsorship to defend his title in the highly competitive series starting next month. The 19-year-old Englishman is looking for back-to-back titles, but first must secure the funding to compete in 12 rounds of the event, beginning at the Sepang International Circuit on March 19. This year's Porsche event will see the eagerly awaited debut of the 997-based Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car on the racetracks of Asia. And Cocker, the youngest-ever British GT champion in 2004, is desperate to be part of the action again. 'I need to have my budget in place as soon as possible as the test session is on the weekend of February 18-19 at Sepang and I have already booked my flight,' said Cocker, who raced for Gruppe M Racing last season. The British driver was surprised he had been unable to secure sponsorship this year, saying he had come to Asia thinking there would be a greater opportunity in finding funding since motor sport is relatively new and rapidly growing. This year's Porsche championship will attract some of Asia's best drivers, including Thailand's Charoensukhawatana Nattavude, who returns with China's SCC Racing. Nattavude was beaten by only one point by Cocker last year. The series also welcomes back Team Jebsen star Darryl O'Young of Hong Kong as well as A-Ha Racing's Matthew Marsh, the Porsche 2004 champion.