Time to Sprint into action
Porsche Great Britain – Motorsport: New for 2020, and adding to Porsche Motorsport’s global tally of one-make series, the Cayman Islands Porsche Sprint Challenge GB becomes the UK’s second domestic Porsche championship, featuring the track-focused Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport.
The Cayman Islands Porsche Sprint Challenge GB gives drivers the opportunity to race with the Porsche Club GB Motorsport, British GT and TOCA packages, which comprises 12 rounds across six weekends. Adopting an important position within the Porsche Motorsport Pyramid, which rises from club motorsport all the way to the World Endurance Championship and Formula E, the series accommodates both amateur and professional drivers within a two-category structure: Pro and Am.
A number of teams – some expanding their Porsche Carrera Cup GB portfolio and others new to Porsche – are taking part in the championship, including: County Classics, In2Racing, Jordan Racing Team (JRT), Redline Racing, Rob Boston Racing, Total Control Racing (TCR) and Valluga Racing.
The exciting driver line-up includes Pro category prospects such as 16-year-old Theo Edgerton (TCR) – the youngster has already spent two seasons racing on the TOCA package – and Ethan Hawkey (Redline Racing), younger brother of Porsche Carrera Cup GB driver Esmee Hawkey.
YouTube star and racing driver Archie Hamilton (Redline Racing), who is the grandson of 1953 Le Mans 24 Hours race-winner Duncan Hamilton, adds further depth to the talented field, as does former Porsche Carrera Cup GB racer Tom Jackson.
Of the Am line-up, Nigel Rice (Redline Racing) is the most successful driver in Porsche Carrera Cup GB Pro-Am history. Peter Chambers (JRT) also has Porsche racing experience, having successfully competed in cars such as the ‘Type 996‘ 911 GT3 Cup. Category rival Ambrogio Perfetti (In2Racing) – from the same family as Porsche 2019 Le Mans 24 Hours class-winner Egidio Perfetti – adds further competition.