Mazda MX-5 cham­pion Chan­dler gets a late call-up to han­dle a Porsche 911 in the GT Cup

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Reign­ing BRSCC Mazda MX-5 cham­pion Brian Chan­dler made his GT Cup de­but at Oul­ton Park last week­end, shar­ing the MAS Motorsport Porsche 997 GT3 Cup car with team boss Mike Sel­lar.

Chan­dler has been rac­ing in the 750 Mo­tor Club’s M3 Cup this sea­son, but took the chance to race in the GT Cup.

“Sam Tatler is one of the guys I run in the Maz­das and he works for Mike, who had a driver drop out so I got asked to step in. I was in the right place at the right time,” ex­plained the Haver­hill man.

Chan­dler did not drive the car be­fore Satur­day’s free prac­tice ses­sion, but was im­me­di­ately on the pace.

He drove in the sprint race, but that was halted after a first cor­ner in­ci­dent and was not restarted ( see story above), and had only a short stint in the en­durance race, which Sel­lar started, after the car lost fourth gear and was de­layed in the pits.

“We hope to be back out for Snet­ter­ton, as it is the lo­cal cir­cuit to me so hope­fully I can get some spon­sors on board,” said Chan­dler.

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