Donington Park – First races in the Porsche 992

The dust has settled on the first two rounds of the Porsche Carrera Cup GB 2022 at Donington Park Circuit. This was our first chance to see how our pace stacked up against the rest of the field in the new Porsche 992 machinery. Practice in the week had left us feeling confident and ready as we made great progress with the new car for Saturday’s qualifying session. Qualifying saw Charles Rainford (Pro Am) setting the early pace trading fastest laps with Aspin and Ratcliffe. However, unable to get a clear lap in the second half of the session, Rainford qualified 5th in Pro Am splitting some of the Pro drivers. In Sundays first race Charles showed great racecraft battling with a mix of Pro and Pro Am drivers to finish on the Pro Am podium. Unfortunately following a technical penalty this was not kept and we were to start race 2 from the back of the grid with a 10 second hold. Race 2 started with Rainford navigating through the AM field for the first 10 laps then having considerable pace matching the Pro AM leaders to finish P7 just 3 tenths off the next Pro Am driver.