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