The first round of the GT Cup started well for Rebecca and her team despite testing not being quite what the team expected because there simply was not enough of it; two outings for the Turtle Porsche before the big race weekend!
Qualifying got off to a bit of a rocky start on the Saturday as it was raining and the Porsche’s wet tyres weren’t ready. This led to a very careful qualifying session on slicks but Rebecca and team mate Mike Seller managed to avoid damage and bring the car home safely, qualifying 8th out of 8 cars in their class. Not exactly the result they were after but under the circumstances, they both came away happy and ready to race.
From there things just got better, while some cars had problems or incidents on track, Mike and Rebecca were able come through unscathed and managed to climb from 31st to 17th. In the GTB class they came 5th out of the 8 cars that started the race.
On the Sunday Rebecca took on her own sprint race, bagging a 4th – out of a total of 16 cars – for the team while Mike picked up a 3rd.
Rebecca said: “We are over the moon for our first outing of the race season and my very first weekend in a proper GT car.”
Despite such limited seat time pre-season, Rebecca is very pleased with the car and her performance as she’s now less than two seconds off her team mate’s pace. With such improvement in times over just a few test sessions – as well as practice, qualifying and racing at Donington Park – Rebecca is confident that this can only continue.
After this first round they are now second in the GTB group, you can see the full standings here.