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Porsche Classic Restoracing: Oulton Park Finale

Here at Prescott Motorsport we have been following a new championship, The Porsche Classic Restoracing Championship. It's a series which involves numerous Porsche Centres who compete against each other in identical 986 Boxsters. We have been focusing on one team in particular and that team is Nottingham. After 4 race weekends and plenty of action up and down the field, it all came down to the final weekend at Oulton Park in Cheshire.

It was Ashley White in the car for the final weekend of the year and qualifying came first thing on the Saturday morning. The session took place in dry conditions and White managed an impressive 6th place starting position for the opening race of the weekend.

Unfortunately for all the teams, as they gathered in the assembly area for the first race of the day, the heavens opened and was declared a wet race. The race started under a safety car and after a couple of laps, a couple of teams dived into the pits and put on the full wet tyre, but Nottingham and many other teams stayed out on the dry tyre, which is still grooved enough to disperse water.

White moved up to fifth place in the early stages in the race as others around him struggled to adjust to the adverse conditions and after losing a place mid way through the race to put him back to sixth, he drove comfortably to come home and take a useful haul of points for the team.

Thankfully, for the second race of the day and the final race of the season, the weather was dry. All drivers got an equal start, but going into the first corner, the Nottingham Boxster had a tangle with another driver who looked to be trying an audacious move around the outside. The pair came together and spun around, putting the pair to the back of the field.

It was a game of catch up for the remainder of the race but White managed to keep his nerve and get a couple of places back before the chequered flag, including a move into the knickerbrook chicane from a long way back proving to be the highlight. Nevertheless, more points were scored and Nottingham grabbed fifth place overall in the championship. This was a great result for the team and will be looking to build on that result next season.


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