East­wood links with Red­line for Car­rera Cup

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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.

East­wood signed

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