GAM­BLE AND PEREZ MOVE TO PORSCHE CARRERA CUP

Ginetta gt4 su­per cup driv­ers will com­pete with team parker rac­ing

Motor Sport News - - Racing News - By Stephen Lick­o­r­ish

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.”

Gam­ble tried new car Driv­ers: Gam­ble (l) and Perez

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