The Porsche Classic Restoracing Championship 2019 will run for five race weekends between April and August, adding Donington Park, Leicestershire and Snetterton Circuit, Norfolk and Oulton Park, Cheshire to last year's hosts Brands Hatch.
This year teams were allowed to make improvements to the car including a suspension upgrade from JRZ. Also the regulations for drivers with greater experience to score points this year meant that our driver, Ben McLoughlin was in with a winning chance but would have to carry a 30kg weight penalty.
The team are extremely excited about getting back out onto the track and working on the Restoracing car for another season.
We would be delighted if our customers joined us at the races, which will be held on the following dates and locations:
20 April - Donington Park, Leicestershire
4 May - Brands Hatch GP, Kent
7 July - Brands Hatch Indy, Kent
27 July - Snetterton, Norfolk
31 August - Oulton Park International, Cheshire
Saturday 20 April saw the Porsche Centre Bournemouth start the second season of the Porsche Boxster Restoracing class Championship at Donington park.
Qualifying was soon upon us, knowing that this year all of our competitors would be nipping at our heals due to their upgrades and our 30kg weight disadvantage. Ben drove brilliantly and was able to out qualify the pack for both races for the day.
With a few hours between qualifying and race one the team had the chance to check over the car and make some changes to improve on our race pace. This included a brake fluid change, as the feedback from Ben was that the brakes had started to fade slightly towards the end of the session.
Just two weeks after the first round of the Porsche Restoracing Championship 2019, Porsche Centre Bournemouth headed off to the Brands Hatch for round two at the GP Circuit.
Our number 86 Boxster carried a series of improvements, including another 15kg weight increase due to our stunning performance at Donington Park, making a total of 45kg. This made the team a little unsure as what to expect at Brands Hatch along with no testing prior to the race as other commitments meant we couldn’t get to the track until race day.
With new brakes fitted and the extra cooling ducts, a few laps around the paddock would be all the testing we could manage. Thankfully even this little amount of test proved that there was still work to be done. It would appear that the new cooling ducts were fouling on the steering, so modification would be made quickly to get the car put through scrutineering and out for qualifying.
In January 2018 Porsche Centre Bournemouth was delighted to announce our participation in the Porsche Classic Restoracing Competition 2018.
2017 marked the 20th anniversary of the Porsche Boxster, so the Boxster (Type 986) is the 2018 competition theme.
Centres were required to both fully restore a car and prepare it to compete in a dedicated, three-round Porsche Classic Restoracing Championship run by Porsche Club Great Britain at Brands Hatch and Silverstone.
Our entry was a model year 2000 Boxster S (986) which was purchased from one of our customers.
The Porsche Centre Bournemouth Boxster attained huge success at all the races in the 2018 Competition, and the achievements continued as the Centre was awarded for our marketing efforts.
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