Throughout the 2019 Restoracing Championship, our “Lucky Spark” Boxster S (986) has been expertly driven by Parts Advisor Josh Morris and Senior Service Advisor Mike Thompson.
In April, the Porsche Centre Bolton team got off to a flying start at Donnington Circuit when Mike, taking to the wheel for the first time, achieved 50 points on the Restoracing Championship scoreboard. In May, he drove for a second time on the Brands Hatch GP Circuit and managed to secure 49 points.
After a break in the racing calendar, we were back at Brands Hatch in early July on the Indy Circuit. Josh got behind the wheel for the first time since winning the 2018 Championship and managed to secure two third places during the weekend, adding another 58 points to the Championship scoreboard.
The penultimate race of the season was at a very wet and windy Snetterton Circuit in late July. This made for some extremely challenging track conditions, but Mike did a fantastic job gaining a further 47 points.
The final race was held at Oulton Park Circuit with Josh back behind the wheel of our Boxster S. As the cars lined up on the starting grid the heavens opened - which made for an action-packed first race. It was Josh’s first time racing in the wet and, despite a spin in the first race, he still achieved a fourth place finish.
The weather cleared up for a sunny final race where Josh managed to gain 53 points. Overall Porsche Centre Bolton came fourth in the 2019 Classic Restoracing Championship.
Steve Webb, Centre Principal at Porsche Centre Bolton, commented: "The Porsche Centre Bolton car, driven by Josh Morris and Mike Thompson, has been superb all summer with never a question about reliability or power. This is thanks to the outstanding technical efforts of Dan Jackson, Danny Parker, and Dan Bennett, under the guidance of the Project Leader Lee Wibberley. You have done the whole Centre proud."
Congratulations to Josh Morris and Mike Thompso for their fantastic driving and thanks to our Porsche-trained Technicians Dan Jackson, Danny Parker and Dan Bennett for keeping the car on the track. Thanks to Lee Wibberley, Steve Webb, Lauren Morris and Mike Franklin-Smith for their trackside support and, finally, to Amanda Irwin for the digital coverage of each event.
Finally, we would like to thank everyone who has supported us throughout the season, whether that be on social media or joining us trackside to cheer Team Porsche Centre Bolton on. We have thoroughly enjoyed another year of racing.
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