The Porsche Carrera Cup GB will bring the curtain down on its 2019 season around the Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit this weekend (October 12/13) with newly crowned champion Daniel Harper looking to sign off the year in the same way he started it – on the top step of the podium.
Having been the driver to beat since the season-opener back in April, the JTR racer maintained his scintillating form as each event passed, tallying seven victories along the way.
At Silverstone last time out, the 18-year-old Northern Irishman converted his healthy championship lead into title glory as he became the youngest-ever driver to win the coveted Porsche Carrera Cup GB title.
Speaking on his success, Harper said: “2019 Porsche Carrera Cup GB champion. It feels pretty surreal to say that right now. Winning the championship was the number one goal this year and we’ve all worked so hard to achieve it, which makes this feel so amazing for all of us. I think it will take a while to sink in.
“This is one of the most competitive Carrera Cup series in the world, so to win it with a weekend to spare is an unbelievable feeling. To have so many family members, friends and sponsors with me to celebrate, alongside the brilliant JTR team, has made it such a special weekend.”
Arriving at Brands Hatch with the title sewn up, all eyes will be on Harper to see if he can add two more race wins to his impressive record; however, a host of front-running contenders will be keen to end their campaigns on a high too.
Former champion Josh Webster, Lewis Plato and George Gamble have all been regular fixtures towards the front of the grid throughout the year and all three will have their sights set on triumphing before the final chequered flag is waved.
The battle for supremacy in the Pro-Am category will go down to the wire with outright Croft race-winner Karl Leonard aiming to convert his slender points advantage over Jack McCarthy and Esmee Hawkey into championship glory.
Like Harper, Justin Sherwood will not have to worry about a title showdown as he has already secured an unassailable lead in the Amateur class, doing so last time out at Silverstone.
With two more races bringing the final chapter of what has been another pulsating season from the UK’s fastest one-make championship to a close, all eyes will be on the Porsche contingent to see who reigns supreme around the iconic Kent circuit.
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