Car­rera Cup GB ace Web­ster signs Blancpain GT Lam­borgh­ini deal

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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.

Web­ster will race a Hu­ra­can

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