British GT star Cocker to Britcar Endurance
Former British GT champion Jonny Cocker will compete in the Britcar Endurance Series for the remainder of the season, in place of Jody Fannin.
Cocker, who won the British GT title in 2004, joined the series at Thruxton last weekend, after an invite from Whitebridge Motorsport team-mate Chris Murphy.
“I’ve been working this year with Chris with some on track tuition,” said Cocker. “Chris was one of the engineers on the LMP1 I drove with Drayson Racing in the past so the connection is there. One thing led to another and he asked if I wanted to do the rest of the season for him and I was happy to as I have no plans.”
Cocker also rued his gold driver status, saying it has heavily impacted his racing plans.
“I’ve tried with no avail to be downgraded to a silver rating. Unless I bring a lot of money, I’m unlikely to get a drive. I know that status has stopped me getting some near certain drives so racing here keeps my eye in.”