Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Morimer signs for GT Marques in Porsche Carrera Cup

Oly Mortimer will realise a major racing ambition when he contests the Porsche Carrera Cup GB this season with GT Marques.

Mortimer, the leading driver from the 2011 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge, has worked for a long time to raise the budget to step up to the Carrera Cup GB. However, he thought it would not come off for 2012 until the opportunity arose with GT Marques. Mortimer will race in the Pro-Am1 category and is expected to be among the Pro-Am1 pacesetters.

“I’m over the moon to get this chance,” said Mortimer, who can now build on a superb debut Porsche season in 2011. “It’s what I’ve been working for and I want to make a professional career as a sports and GT racer. The one-make nature of the Carrera Cup is perfect as you can really show your ability against people in identical cars.”

The 28-year old Scot from Edinburgh has an impressive racing record to date and has won every championship or series he has contested. Since he started racing in 2004, Oly has taken titles in the Scottish Ford XR and the Scottish Mini Cooper series, the MINI Challenge and, in 2011, the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge.