Hawkey moves to GT Cup in new Porsche

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For­mer Ginetta Ju­nior driver Es­mee Hawkey will grad­u­ate to the GT Cup this year, driv­ing one of the new Porsche Cay­man Club­sport GT4 cars.

The 17-year-old will race for ex­pe­ri­enced Porsche team GT Mar­ques in the se­ries af­ter con­test­ing the ma­jor­ity of the Ginetta sea­son in 2015 with JHR De­vel­op­ments.

“I am re­ally ex­cited about this op­por­tu­nity and look­ing for­ward to pre-sea­son test­ing once the car ar­rives in March,” she said. “It’s on­wards and up­wards to­wards my goal of join­ing a man­u­fac­turer’s ju­nior team in the fu­ture.”

GT Mar­ques boss Paul Mace added: “We are in talks with two or three other driv­ers, try­ing to find some­one who will com­ple­ment Es­mee.

“It’s ex­cit­ing to run the new car, no-one has seen it yet. If it’s like what has hap­pened with new Porsches in the past, it will be well-made and re­li­able straight away.”

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