Another frenetic and entertaining Porsche Carrera Cup GB campaign lies in wait for 2019, with Brands Hatch set to play host to the opening two rounds of the year this weekend (April 6/7).
A firm fixture on the TOCA package for a number of years, the Carrera Cup is the most successful single marque GT championship in the country and has once again welcomed a bumper entry list
With last years champion Tio Ellinas moving on, the mantel is set to fall on a new star to come to the fore and look to be the benchmark driver in the series.
Multiple champions Redline Racing enter the opening event of the season tipped as one of the favourites with Seb Perez, George Gamble and Jack McCarthy behind the wheel. Both Perez and Gamble will be keen to build on the experience they have in the series whilst McCarthy will be keen to make a solid start to life in the Carrera Cup after switching from the Renault UK Clio Cup.
Leading BTCC outfit Motorbase Performance will be keen to roll back the years and clinch championship silverware as they field Dan Vaughan and Lewis Plato in the Pro class.
Carrera Cup GB Scholar Dan Harper and Tom Roche, of JTR and Rob Boston Racing respectively, will also be ones to watch in the top category – further reinforcing the strength in depth across the field.
Off the back of clinching a spot on the coveted W Series grid, Esmee Hawkey will duke it out once more for Pro-Am honours with the aforementioned McCarthy, Karl Leonard and Jamie Orton.
Rounding out the entry list for the Brands Hatch curtain-raiser is Peter Mangion, Richard Hawken, Adam Knight, John Ferguson and Peter Kyle-Henney – all of whom will be battling for the Am title.
Two 34-lap encounters around the 1.2 mile Brands Hatch circuit kick off proceedings this weekend and if the Carrera Cup GB has taught anything in the past it will be to expect the unexpected.
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