Bri­tish GT star Cocker to Brit­car En­durance

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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.”

Cocker will race with Mur­phy

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