Eastwood links with Redline for Carrera Cup
Porsche Carrera Cup GB Scholar Charlie Eastwood will drive for the championship-winning Redline Racing team this year.
The 20-year-old was selected as the 2016-17 Scholar in November and follows in the footsteps of previous winner Josh Webster, who also raced for Redline in his rookie season.
Eastwood tested with three teams at the end of last year and decided that Redline – whose drivers have won the title every year since 2009 – was the right team to race for.
“It’s the best possible position to be in,” said Eastwood. “I wanted to give myself the best chance to try and do something this year and I feel that’s with Redline.
“I’ve only tested the car in the wet but I was on the pace and it’s still the same car just with wets on it.”
While Webster won the championship overall in his first year in 2014. Eastwood is likely to face a much stronger grid in his maiden season following the series’ rejuvenation last year. “I will focus on trying to win the rookie championship this year, with it being a two-year scholarship,” he said.
Eastwood joins reigning Ginetta GT4 Supercup champion Tom Oliphant in Redline’s Pro driver ranks.