After a successful first round at Donington Park last month, the Porsche Centre Chester racing team were looking forward to round two of the Porsche Classic Restoracing Championship 2019 at Brands Hatch.
Carl Hazelton, Centre Principal and dedicated race driver for our Porsche Boxster S race car, anticipated that the car would perform as it had at Donington Park. The weather, however, made the conditions more difficult, and he struggled to get any temperature in the tyres during the test day.
Carl qualified in eighth place during qualifying. As the races on the day were a mixture of both Restoracing Boxsters and cars running in the Porsche Club Championship, the grid was very tight which made for some exciting racing. The rain did not stop all day and due to these adverse weather conditions, it meant that a number of cars spun off the track during racing. Unfortunately, our car was one of these - on the last lap of the first race the car understeered and spun off into a barrier. Fortunately Carl was not hurt but the car lost half of its rear bumper. Carl continued to the end of the race and finished in ninth position.
After some emergency repairs with black tape, the Boxster was ready for the second race. Unfortunately the extremely wet conditions led to more cars veering off the track, but Carl managed to finish in seventh place which he and the team were delighted with after such tough conditions.
We are looking forward to racing again at Brands Hatch on 6 and 7 July. Carl commented ‘Thank you to the team for doing another great job, and thank you to the customers for venturing out in the cold. We are now fourth place overall in class three of the championship! I am looking forward to (hopefully) a dry warm day at Brands Hatch for the next round!’
Please email Kat Griffiths for more details about the restoracing competition.
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