Porsche Centre Leicester recently hosted guests at the Donington Park round of the Porsche Carrera Cup GB 2017. Guests were given behind the scenes access and an exclusive tour of some of the most exciting areas at the event. Entering its fifteenth year in 2017, the Porsche Carrera Cup GB is at the very pinnacle of British motor racing. Identical cars put driver skill in the spotlight and a combination of close, thrilling racing and first class facilities for teams and drivers is a big draw.
The championship has proved itself as a springboard for drivers seeking different careers and accomplishments within the motorsport arena. Nick Tandy, the first British driver to win Le Mans in a Porsche since Allan McNish in 1998, made his debut at the Porsche Carrera Cup GB in 2008. After winning the Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland in 2011 and the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup in 2012 as the best private Porsche driver worldwide, he became a works driver and progressed through the Porsche racing series. His impressive achievements earned him a seat in the third entry for the Le Mans 24 Hours in 2015 where he went on to win the toughest car race in the world.
Many drivers seeking a career as a professional sports and GT racer have used the Porsche Carrera Cup GB as a launch pad. Former Porsche Carrera Cup GB champions Richard Westbrook, Michael Meadows and Damien Faulkner have built careers as professional racers and 2012 Porsche Carrera Cup GB runner-up Ben Barker raced a Porsche 911 RSR in the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2016.
Fuelled with a hearty a breakfast and superb Porsche hospitality, guests took to the paddock to watch Charlie Eastwood (Porsche Scholar 2016/17) skilfully navigate his way to victory during the qualifying and final races on the Saturday afternoon. Congratulations to Charlie and all the other drivers that are competing in the Porsche Carrera Cup GB 2017.
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