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Porsche Centre Chester takes part in the Porsche Classic Restoracing Competition


The Competition

Porsche Centre Chester is competing in the Porsche Classic Restoracing Competition this year.

Last year marked the 20th anniversary of the first-generation Porsche Boxster. The 986 Boxster is a well-balanced mid-engine roadster and has a loyal following of fans.  Now, over two decades on from the first Boxster taking to the road, Porsche Centre Chester is restoring one and taking it to the track.

There are two main elements to the restoracing competition.  This includes sourcing and restoring a 986 Boxster S, and then competing in the car at some of the UK’s most iconic circuits including Donington Park, Brands Hatch and Silverstone against other UK Porsche Centres. Cars will be judged on a range of criteria including the mechanical restoration, paintwork and performance on the track. 

The Porsche Technicians at Porsche Centre Chester have been working hard over the past few months to completely restore the 986 Boxster S.  This has involved the car going through a complete rebuild and fitting a roll-cage.  To qualify for the racing, the car must be prepared to stringent Porsche Club Championship standards and in accordance with MSA/FIA regulations. 

Carl Hazelton

The Racing

Carl Hazelton is a familiar face to many customers at Porsche Centre Chester. Having been at the site for over eight years, Carl’s passion for Porsche is unparalleled. So, when it came time to nominate a driver for the competition, Carl’s enthusiasm and dedication to the competition made him the obvious candidate to get behind the wheel. 

The Porsche Club Championship has seven rounds in total, three of which are nominated races for the Centre’s restoracing cars to compete in.  The first official round for the restoracing cars will be at Brands Hatch on the 5 May.  To get a feel for the competition, and the newly restored car, Carl and the team took the car to the first club race at Donington Park on the 14 April.  Whilst there were no other cars performing in his class, Carl got some essential experience behind the wheel of the car and now he and the team are counting down the days until the first official race at Brands Hatch. 


What's Next?

In preparation for the first official restoracing race, the team at Porsche Centre Chester are painting the car with Porsche-inspired livery which will be revealed very soon.

To be kept up to date with the competition please follow us on our Facebook page, or email kat.griffiths@porschechester.co.uk for more information.

Tickets are now available to purchase through the MSV website for each race. 

2018 Porsche Classic Restoracing Dates:

  • ​Brands Hatch Grand Prix Circuit, 5 May 2018
  • Silverstone Grand Prix Circuit, 2 June 2018
  • Brands Hatch Indy Circuit, 2 September 2018