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Racing at Oulton Park


Now halfway through the Porsche Club Championship season, our midpoint races were at our home circuit of Oulton Park.

Our previous races at Snetterton secured an overall third place running in the Championship for our driver and Centre Principal, Carl Hazelton.  The pressure was on at Oulton Park to try and maintain this position – with the added pressure of performing well in front of a mixture of 170 customers and members of staff who attended on race day to show their support!

We were anticipating a full day of rain – the forecast didn’t look good and it even predicted thunderstorms for the afternoon race.  Carl qualified in 10th place on the slippery track, and it was ‘déjà vu’ as he had a steamed up windscreen to contend with throughout his qualifying session!

After the qualifying round, the track started to brighten up and unbelievably, after everything the weather apps had told us, the sun came out and we didn’t see a drop of rain until that evening.

We had around 170 customers and members of staff at Oulton Park supporting us.  Unfortunately due to government guidelines it meant that we were unable to put on hospitality for our customers this year, and the paddock areas where for the ‘race team only’.  However, ultimately it is about the racing, and we were just so grateful for the support!

Carl clawed his way up from 10th position and managed to finish his first race in 7th place, and then 8th in his second race.  We were really pleased with this performance and look forward to our next round at Silverstone on the 14 August.

As always, we would like to thank our three sponsors for supporting us this season.  Thank you to Princess Yachts, Bailey and Birch Electrical and Sun Leisure Instant Shelters.

For more information about the Porsche Club Championship, please email Kat Griffiths for details.