Carrera Cup GB ace Webster signs Blancpain GT Lamborghini deal
Josh Webster will join fellow former Porsche Carrera Cup GB champion Michael Meadows in switching to the Blancpain GT Endurance series this year.
The 22-year-old will drive a Konrad Motorsport Lamborghini Huracan GT3 in the category, and will also contest the Lamborghini Super Trofeo with the team.
His first experience of the car will be in the Sebring 12 Hours this weekend.
“I’m delighted it has all come together,” said the 2014 Carrera Cup champion. “It’s quite late in the year and I’ve been working hard all winter. I had quite a few offers on the table and I wanted to make sure I took the right one.
“The Super Trofeo supports Blancpain so I’m going to be out of one car and into another, so it’s going to be more track time than I’ve had before in my career. The Trofeo car has more power than the GT car but a bit less aero.
“I haven’t tested the Huracan yet, and only tested a GT3 car once but it gave me a lot of confidence. I’ve got a lot to learn with the endurance aspect of GT racing but I’m really looking forward to it. The goal is to be a factory driver making a career out of GT racing and this should be the first step.” ● Reigning Carrera Cup Pro-am1 champion Jack Falla will race in the Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup this year, also in a Huracan. He will partner former GP2 champion Davide Valsecchi.