The Porsche Carrera Cup GB ended the first half of the season in dramatic fashion at Le Mans with a huge grid of 60 identical GT3 Cup cars duking it out for glory. After the summer break the cars are back for more high-octane excitement as the championship goes to Snetterton for rounds eight and nine.
The 13-turn, 2.96-mile circuit was formerly an RAF base and was used by the US Air Force during the Second World War to fly sorties over northern Europe. Today, it is host to an entirely different kind of firepower, with the 460bhp Porsches enjoying the opportunity to stretch their legs on the long straights and fast, sweeping turns. A tricky infield section also adds a technical element to the lap.
Both David Fairbrother and Ross Wylie will be keen to get back behind the wheel of the pall-Ex/Fuel Card Services branded cars and show what they can do. After a disastrous Oulton Park, where he got caught up in someone else’s accident, David will be keen for two good results. Similarly Ross will be out to score well. He is currently six points off the lead in the Rookie Championship. It is a title he eager to grab with its £40,000 prize.
“We’re looking forward to the weekend,’ said David. “I like Snetterton and the weather could be a little intermittent this weekend so it could give us an opportunity. The last time we raced here was in GT Cup and we put it on pole for the first race and won the group by miles. Every time I come here it rains but that’s the story of my life! I’m looking forward to getting back out on track. Oulton Park wasn’t the best weekend for us so we are looking to score some points this weekend and get our championship challenge back on track.”
“It feels like a long time since Le Mans,” added Ross. “Obviously we are really looking forward to getting back out. I raced at Snetterton earlier in the year and we won so it’s a place I enjoyed driving. It will be the first time I’ll race there in the Porsche but we’re hoping for some good results and to having a bit of fun.”
David and Ross will be taking part in a championship group test at the circuit on Wednesday ahead of the race weekend. This will be followed by two, 45-minute free practice session on Friday 28th July at 12:05 and 16:45 with qualifying on Saturday 29th. The two races take place on Sunday with race one at 10:50 and race two being shown live on ITV4 at 16:15.
Posted on 26th July 2017
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