Bri­tish GT man Plato switches to the Porsche Car­rera Cup GB

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For­mer Bri­tish GT driver Lewis Plato will switch to the Porsche Car­rera Cup GB this year with Red­line Rac­ing.

The 22-year-old shared a Mercedes SLS AMG GT3 with Alis­tair Mackin­non in Bri­tish GT last year, but had a dif­fi­cult sea­son, pick­ing up a best re­sult of fourth. He will now switch to the TOCA sup­port cat­e­gory with the ti­tle-win­ning Red­line squad.

“I had quite a mixed sea­son in Bri­tish GT last year,” said Plato. “I’m in the early stages of my ca­reer and thought it would be best to make the move back into a one-make cham­pi­onship. It should be quite a chal­lenge.”

Plato said he was aware that he would be lin­ing up along­side last year’s se­ries dom­i­na­tor Dan Cam­mish at Red­line.

“The best way to beat a com­peti­tor like Dan is to be in the same team as him,” Plato added. “Then I can learn from him, but it’s go­ing to be very dif­fi­cult. I tested in Spain last week with my team-mates Char­lie East­wood and Tom Oliphant and we were within two tenths of each other.”

Plato is the lat­est of the 21 driv­ers to sign up to the se­ries so far.

Plato has run with Red­line Plato makes move to Porsche

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