Charles Rainford – double Pro-Am winner at final round of Porsche Carrera Cup GB 2021.
Ending the season on a high with two wins in the Pro-Am category at Brands Hatch. We started the weekend with good pace and it just kept getting better from there. We dialled in the setup in FP1 and FP2 and went out in qualifying with confidence. Charles second tyre run in qualifying was timed almost to perfection. In the final minutes Charles jumped the Pro-Am pack to take provisional pole by a whole 3 tenths of a second only to loose out to Nathan Harrison by a single tenth.
Starting from Pro-Am P2, Charles fought hard and fair with Harrison, making the pass on the first lap and staying in front to take his first win of the day. For race 2 Charles lined up 7th on the grid in Pro-Am P1, just ahead of Pro-Am champion Ryan Ratcliffe. He raced hard with Ratcliffe, keeping him at bay for the entirety of the race. With two wins this weekend, Charles win total is now up to 5, the most of any driver in the Pro or Pro-Am categories this season!
Donington Park – the penultimate race weekend of the Porsche Carrera Cup GB 2021 season. A couple of red flags in FP2 put us on the back foot for qualifying. Despite qualifying 7th in Pro-Am and 15th on the grid, Charles managed to fight his way forward to take is 6th podium of the year. Race 2 didn’t quite go to plan, another car tapped the bumper and sent him of the circuit, loosing a handful of places. Even with the difficulties we still come home with a trophy.