Porsche Club Cham­pi­onship to wel­come more cars as part of dealer ini­tia­tive

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A new Porsche Cars Great Bri­tain ini­tia­tive – tar­get­ing its re­tail cen­tres and rec­om­mended body re­pair­ers – is set to put at least 16 more Boxsters on the Porsche Club Cham­pi­onship grid at three events in the model’s 20th an­niver­sary sea­son.

The Restorac­ing com­pe­ti­tion will fea­ture per­son­nel from the com­pa­nies rac­ing each other in iden­ti­cally-con­fig­ured 3.2litre, 250bhp man­ual mod­els with stock en­gines and sus­pen­sion and con­trol semis­lick Pirelli Tro­feo R tyres.

Kick­ing off on Brands Hatch’s GP cir­cuit on May 5/6, it will visit Sil­ver­stone GP on June 2 and Brands Hatch’s Porsche Fes­ti­val on the Indy Cir­cuit on Septem­ber 2.

“Hark­ing back 40 years to the 924 cham­pi­onship, which en­gaged deal­ers [and helped Tony Dron and Andy Rouse to­wards 1980 Le Mans drives in a 924 GTP], Restorac­ing is the flip-side to the Carrera Cup,” said James Toye, PCGB af­ter­sales business de­vel­op­ment man­ager.

“From dealer prin­ci­pals to young guys in the work­shops, ev­ery­body is clam­our­ing to take part. It’s highly mo­ti­va­tional and will show­case hid­den talent.”

At least 16 more Boxsters will be on the grid at three rounds this year

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