We head to Turtle Wax’s home ground for the final round of the Bute Motorsport GT Cup. With sponsors out in force this weekend, it’s bound to be a great race with a fantastic atmosphere.
It’s been an eventful season for the team and this final race has us looking back at previous races and the progress Rebecca has made,
The Porsche doesn’t have any driver aids such as ABS or traction control, unlike many of the cars it’s up against and while this means the car isn’t as competitive, there’s a silver lining as it’s been fantastic for Rebecca as she’s improving her driving in something that requires a lot of skill, concentration and physical strength. She said: “Mastering a 911 without any driver aids serves me better in the long run for my racing career as now I’m better placed to drive anything!”
Several names in the motorsport fraternity have commented on how being able to drive a GT car without driver aids places Rebecca in a fantastic position to race anything next season and opens up plenty of doors.
This is so important considering Project Le Mans is coming to a head next year. Driving a cup car was a big step up but Rebecca has risen to the challenge, developed as a driver, performed incredibly and kept the car in one piece.
On track at Brands Hatch – Photo by Marc Waller
Even though Mike is more experienced in this formidable GT car than Rebecca – with this being his third season at the wheel of the 911 – she’s consistently improving on her laptimes. It was at Brands Hatch that Rebecca’s race pace was better than Mike’s and they were the second fastest Porsche too after some clean but close race battles.
This year is perfectly in line with Project Le Mans and where Rebecca needs to be. She’s gone from racing a production sports race car to a GT car, which sets her up for the final year of her road to the prestigious 24-hour race.
Currently 7th in the championship both Mike and Rebecca and pleased with this season and can’t wait for the upcoming race.
Ahead of this weekend’s racing Rebecca has spent time in the Strakka Simulator. 80 laps of Oulton Park later and she’s completely in the zone for the final race of the season.
There are still tickets available so if you want to cheer Rebecca on for the final time this season, take a look here.