Our Restoracing team travelled to Donington over the Easter weekend to take on the first race of the 2019 Porsche Classic Restoracing Championship season.
Our driver for the day was Porsche Centre Cambridge's Workshop Controller James Cannon, who also drove for us during the 2018 season. James demonstrated excellent racing skills as he moved from ninth place on the starting grid to finish seventh in race one and fifth in race two.
The second round took place at Brands Hatch on Saturday 4 May and our driver, Paul Blakesley from Lancaster Body Centre, was racing for the first time - it turned out to be ‘Super Saturday’ for him. He started ninth on the grid and finished eighth in race one, but race two was a different story altogether. Extreme weather conditions with heavy downpours caused mayhem on the track with a number of cars failing to finish, but our amazing Boxster stuck to the tarmac, taking Paul to second place for a podium place.
Thanks to our pit crew teams from Porsche Centre Cambridge and Porsche Centre East London who worked tirelessly at both meetings to keep the car safe and on the track.
We are all looking forward to the next race which is at Brands Hatch on Saturday 7 July, where Paul will take the wheel of our Boxster (986) once again.
* Data determined in accordance with the measurement method required by law. Since September 01, 2018 all new cars are approved in accordance with the Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP), a more realistic test procedure to measure fuel consumption and CO₂ emissions. You can find more information on WLTP at www.porsche.com/wltp. From 01 January 2019, all fuel consumption figures are shown as determined in accordance with WLTP. CO₂ figures will be shown as NEDC-equivalent values, as CO₂ based taxation will continue to be based on an NEDC value (derived from WLTP) until 06 April 2020. Fuel economy and CO₂ emission figures are only intended as a means of comparing different types of vehicles tested under the same test cycle. New WLTP homologated vehicles are therefore not directly comparable with any vehicles tested under NEDC.
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