Here at Prescott Motorsport we've been taking a look some of the more interesting and different championships that are out there in the UK at the moment. The Porsche Classic Restoracing Championship is definitely one of them. Porsche dealers from up and down the UK have been doing battle this season against each other to see who has the fastest fully restored Boxster.
We have been focusing on the efforts of the Porsche Centre Nottingham squad this year.
The championship got underway at Donington Park on April 20th in the glorious sunshine, with one of the new drivers for this year, Ashley White. He had an encouraging start to the weekend with a 10th place in qualifying with a time of 1m24secs.
After a great start in the opening race, with the team on for a good haul of points, a technical fault meant a retirement on the last lap of the race. However, a turn around of fortunes in the second race of the weekend saw White claim a fine 4th place finish to cap off a good learning weekend behind the wheel.
Next up for the team was a trip to the Brands Hatch GP circuit in Kent on the 4th of May, where it would be Wayne Minogue who would take up the driving duties for the weekend.
The team did a superb job in qualifying and then backed that up in both of the races that followed by taking two well deserved podium finishes. The second podium being the more impressive thanks to some wet weather driving heroics from Minogue. The team left Brands Hatch with their heads held high and lots of points on the board.
They would then return to the circuit for the Indy layout on July 7th with Ashley White back in the hotseat.
Another interesting weekend for Ash as himself and the team decided to take a gamble on wet tyres on a drying track for the early morning qualifying session. Unfortunately for the team it was a gamble that didn't pay off as the track dried quicker than they anticipated and had work to do from the back of the grid.
The was plenty of overtakes in two entertaining races which saw Ashley and the team take 9th and 7th place finishes and more points in the championship.
Next stop on the Restoracing Championship calendar came a trip to Norfolk and the Snetterton 300 circuit with Minogue back in the driving seat.
This was a track that the team had never visited before, but were nevertheless confident of picking up some decent points over the course of the day.
It was a wet qualifying session and many teams struggled with the conditions, including a little off track excursion for the Team Nottingham Boxster. At the end of the session, the team were pretty satisfied with a starting position of 7th for both of the days races.
The first of the days races was a fully wet affair and Minogue got off to the best possible start by picking a couple of places on the start and the run down to the first corner. With the conditions drying, he held his own to take home a solid 5th place finish.
The conditions for the second race had completely changed and it was a dry race with plenty of action up and down the field, Minogue and the Boxster lost a couple of positions but managed to claw one back towards the end of the race to come home with another top ten finish with 8th in race two.
Next stop on the Porsche Classic Restoracing Championship calendar is the Oulton Park Circuit in Cheshire for the season finale on August 31st.