To mark the 20th anniversary of the Porsche Boxster, Porsche Centres across the United Kingdom have been restoring and preparing a Boxster 986 to compete in the Porsche Classic Restoracing Competition, run by Porsche Cars Great Britain. This year, each Centre has nominated a novice driver from their team to drive the car in three races at Brands Hatch and Silverstone.
On Monday 16 April we took our restored 986 Boxster S to Tracmon Race Circuit in Anglesey for its inaugural test day and shake down.
As well as the car making its first outing, our driver Josh Morris was also making his debut in the race car, dressed in his newly acquired Porsche race suit and helmet.
John and Tom Bradshaw from Road and Race Restoration were on hand to give their expert help and tuition alongside Lee Wibberley, our Workshop Controller, who is managing the race conversion and competition for Porsche Centre Bolton.
After an hour of track familiarisation, Josh took to the race car and set about “shaking it down”. The car drove beautifully, as did Josh, which is a testimony to the team of Porsche-trained Technicians who helped convert the car.
The first round of racing is at Brands Hatch on Saturday 5 May 2018. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to come along and support us.
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