GAMBLE AND PEREZ MOVE TO PORSCHE CARRERA CUP
Ginetta gt4 super cup drivers will compete with team parker racing
Ginetta GT4 Supercup drivers George Gamble and Seb Perez will switch to the Porsche Carrera Cup GB this season with the Team Parker Racing squad.
Gamble, who finished third in the Ginetta standings last year and was GT5 Challenge champion in 2014, was a finalist for the Carrera Cup’s Junior programme but Dan Harper was selected instead.
Despite this, Gamble still wanted to compete in the series and will line-up alongside Perez in Amigos-backed Porsches this year.
“I’m really excited for it,” said Gamble. “One of the things we found with the scholarship is with Porsche it’s much easier to sell [to sponsors]. Since the scholarship we’ve had good interest.
“We’ve both driven the old and new cars and it’s a cool car to drive. It will take me a few rounds to get my head around it and then I’ll try to challenge for some wins. My main objective is to win the rookie championship as there are some great prizes with Porsche.”
Perez added: “It’s quite a natural progression from Ginetta as we wanted to stay on the TOCA package. I’ve driven the old car and the new one so it was interesting to compare. It’s fantastic to drive and is a massive step up from the Ginetta with the power and straightline speed.
“I think I’m going to do the Pro-am class and a good place to start for the seasons to come as it gives me familiarisation with the car. And I’m with Team Parker, an incredibly experienced team with a lot of years in these cars under their belt.”