Web­ster wins on GT Open de­but MATT AMES

THE VOICE OF NA­TIONAL RAC­ING JAMES “Loeb is com­ing for Sol­berg’s WRX crown”

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For­mer Porsche Car­rera Cup GB cham­pion Josh Web­ster won on his re­turn to Spa last week­end in the GT Open.

The 22-year-old’s last vic­tory came in the Car­rera Cup at the Bel­gian track. He was vic­to­ri­ous again in the sec­ond race on Sun­day, driv­ing a Re­nault R.S.01 along­side Nicky Pa­s­torelli for V8 Rac­ing.

“It was nice to win again,” said Web­ster. “I’ve al­ways liked Spa – it’s one of the tracks that re­wards you for push­ing on the limit.”

Web­ster had a late call-up to drive in the GT Open, af­ter rac­ing in the Re­nault Sport Tro­phy with the team ear­lier this month.

“Thanks to V8 Rac­ing and GT Ex­treme that gave me the op­por­tu­nity to race. It’s an un­ex­pected re­sult and hope­fully there will be a few more drives on the cards, pos­si­bly in GT Open or the 24H Se­ries.”

Joint Bri­tish Tour­ing Car Cham­pi­onship points leader Matt Neal will take part in the Dave Al­lan Tro­phy race at Cas­tle Combe on Bank Hol­i­day Mon­day.

The three-time BTCC cham­pion will make a re­turn to the event af­ter last con­test­ing it in 2014. He will race a Syn­chro Motorsport Honda Jazz in the 45-minute race, driv­ing along­side his son Will. His el­dest son Henry will also take part in a Honda In­te­gra, with both Neal brothers rac­ing in the Mini Challenge at Sil­ver­stone over the week­end. Henry is con­test­ing the JCW races, while younger brother Will is rac­ing in the Cooper Class. Matt Neal said: “I am re­ally pleased to be rac­ing with both my sons in this year’s Dave Al­lan Tro­phy. In pre­vi­ous years there has been a fan­tas­tic at­mos­phere and I am sure this year will be no ex­cep­tion. “The Dave Al­lan Tro­phy race is a bril­liant op­por­tu­nity for all lev­els of driv­ers to race against each other and test out Cas­tle Combe Cir­cuit.” The race is held in mem­ory of the Swin­don-based Honda test driver who died in an ac­ci­dent at the Mill­brook Prov­ing Ground in 2012.

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