Oliphant to Porsche Chal­lenge Mid­dle East

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Porsche Car­rera Cup GB driver Tom Oliphant will con­test the Porsche GT3 Cup Chal­lenge Mid­dle East over the win­ter as part of his prepa­ra­tions for the 2017 sea­son.

Oliphant was fourth in his first year in the Car­rera Cup, hav­ing grad­u­ated from the Ginetta GT4 Su­per­cup as 2015 cham­pion.

He will now con­test the Lech­ner Rac­ing-run chal­lenge, which starts with a test at the Bahrain In­ter­na­tional Cir­cuit this Satur­day, with sup­port from mem­bers of the Red­line Rac­ing team with which he con­tested the Car­rera Cup.

“Through the win­ter you can’t re­ally test in the UK, so it’s log­i­cal – plus there are six races, so I’ll never stop rac­ing; I shouldn’t be rusty when it comes to the start of next sea­son,” said Oliphant.

The open­ing round will take place at the Sakhir cir­cuit on Novem­ber 19.

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