Thursday, 1 March 2012

James Birch moves from Single Seaters to Sportscars

James Birch
Former single-seater racer James Birch has signed with IN2 Racing for a full programme in the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge. The 22-year old racer has secured sponsorship from MPG Quantity Surveyors for his graduation and hopes that the campaign will boost his chances of racing in the Carrera Cup GB in 2013.

“The support that Porsche is putting behind the GT3 Cup Challenge this year makes it a great way to make the move from single-seaters to sports cars,” said Birch. “Hopefully, it will be a logical step into the Carrera Cup GB and then GT racing in the future. It will be the first time that I have raced with a roof over my head but I am sure I will quickly adapt to the new environment and I’m really looking forward to getting some testing in the car prior to the first race at Snetterton.”

Birch raced karts as a youngster and then moved into Formula Vee, winning the 2009 European Formula Vee title. He competed in Formula Renault BARC in 2010 and then raced Radicals in 2011.

Team boss Nick Dudfield is delighted with the news. “This is great news for us and for James. The number one objective is to get James dialed in for the year ahead,” said Dudfield. “We want to run a second car and we’re currently talking to other drivers.”