On Sunday 2 September, the final race of the Porsche Classic Restoracing Competition took place at Brands Hatch as part of the Festival of Porsche.
When qualifying got underway, we were delighted when our driver Ben McDoughlin drove the fastest lap, giving him pole position for the final races later that day.
In between races, the team enjoyed the Festival of Porsche in the Kent sunshine. A dazzling array of Porsche cars, including 356 models and a Le Mans 919 winner, raced around the tracks. Porsche racing legends Magnus Walker, Derek Bell, Richard Attwood and Nick Tandy were on hand to share their stories with like-minded Porsche enthusiasts.
In the first race, Ben began a little too keenly, spinning the wheels which took him from first to third place. He quickly recovered and then led the pack for the rest of the race, even lapping other Restoracing Boxsters. Ben took the chequered flag in another victory for Porsche Centre Bournemouth with a 32.689 second lead.
The second race began perfectly and Ben pulled away from the chasing pack, until he was once again lapping other competitors. It was incredible to see our car perform so well - a real testament to our team of Porsche-trained Technicians. Once again Ben took the chequered flag with a 17.356 second lead, meaning Porsche Centre Bournemouth had won six out of six races!
We are rightly proud of the entire Porsche Centre Bournemouth team including Tom Sage, Scott Gardner, Jack Ward, Michael Gillespie, Evie Fox, Laura Taylor and, of course, our expert driver, Ben McLoughlin.
* Data determined in accordance with the measurement method required by law. Since September 01, 2017 certain new cars have been type approved in accordance with the Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP), a more realistic test procedure to measure fuel consumption and CO₂ emissions. From September 01, 2018 the WLTP will replace the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC). Due to the more realistic test conditions, the fuel consumption and CO₂ emission values determined in accordance with the WLTP will, in many cases, be higher than those determined in accordance with the NEDC. This may lead to corresponding changes in vehicle taxation from September 01, 2018. You can find more information on the difference between WLTP and NEDC at www.porsche.com/wltp.
Currently, we are still obliged to provide the NEDC values, irrespective of the testing method used. The additional reporting of the WLTP values is voluntary until their obligatory use. As far as new cars, (which are type approved in accordance with the WLTP) are concerned, the NEDC values will therefore be derived from the WLTP values during the transition period. To the extent that NEDC values are given as ranges, these do not relate to a single, individual car and do not constitute part of the offer. They are intended solely as a means of comparing different types of vehicle. Extra features and accessories (attachments, tyre formats etc.) can change relevant vehicle parameters such as weight, rolling resistance and aerodynamics. Additionally, weather and traffic conditions, as well as individual handling, can affect the fuel consumption, electricity consumption, CO₂ emissions and performance values of a car.