Friday, 27 January 2012

Riall and Tordoff take on Porsches

Sam Rordoff will be a force to be reckoned with in Carrera Cup
Racing newcomer Guy Riall is among the growing number of drivers aiming to race in the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge this season, having acquired a 2007 model 911GT3 Cup from Team Parker Racing.

The Yorkshire-based property developer has never raced before and has linked up with experienced GT racer Tim Sugden for support and tutoring. “I just want to go racing,” said Riall. “The car is immaculate and I want to do some races in 2012 before a full programme in 2013.”

“Guy is just the type of driver we are keen to see in the GT3 Cup Challenge,” said Marion Barnaby, motorsport manager, Porsche Cars GB. “Getting started in racing can be daunting, even for drivers with track day experience, but the GT3 Cup Challenge is the ideal environment for newcomers.”

In total, up to 2000 911 GT3 Cup race cars have been built by Porsche since the introduction of the 996-model car over a decade ago and the GT3 Cup Challenge will have classes to cater for both the 996-model cars and the later 997-model cars.

Meanwhile, in the Carrera Cup GB, Leeds racing driver, Sam Tordoff is joining forces once more with Team Parker Racing. Sam (22) made his debut in the series in 2011 with the team, winning plaudits as he took an impressive 7th in the overall Championship standings.

After making such a strong entrance to the series, Sam will be a strong contender in the upcoming season and has his sights firmly set on challenging for the Championship.

BRDC Rising Star Sam commented “It was my dream to return to the Porsche Carrera Cup for 2012 and I strongly feel I can do so as a title contender. To return with Team Parker Racing, who showed in 2011 that their professionalism and ability is second to none, is a great pleasure and privilege. I am really looking forward to working with Stuart and all the Parker team once again”.

The twenty race Carrera Cup series starts on 31 March/1 April at Brands Hatch.

Sam’s progress can be followed on his website at www.samtordoffracing.com.