Porsche Centre Bournemouth completed the first of three Porsche Classic Restoracing race meets at Brands Hatch over the weekend.
Our engine experienced a few teething problems during Friday's test day. An oil leak gave our pit crew of Porsche-trained Technicians Scott Gardner and Jack Ward a real challenge. They had no ramp, limited tools and parts and it was a very hot day with a very hot engine. But they, with the help of Parts Advisor Tom Sage, got our Hippie Livery Boxster back out on the track against the odds.
When qualifying began on Saturday morning, we were raring to go. The car and our Porsche Experience Driver Ben McLoughlin qualified in second place.
The first race took place at noon and Ben drove a near perfect race. He took home the chequered flag and achieved the fastest lap of the class, with a time of 1:46.982 and an average speed of 131.7 km/h on lap eight .
The second race kicked off at 5pm. Our Boxster had already received lots of attention, making us the team to beat. Ben drove another fantastic race to take the chequered flag once again, achieving an amazing start to our Restoracing Competition.
We couldn’t be prouder of our extraordinary team. When asked by a reporter what Porsche Centre Bournemouth will take away from this weekend, Ben replied: “Pride and sunburn!”.
The next Porsche Classic Restoracing Competition races take place at Silverstone on Saturday 2 June.
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