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Seb Perez endures a difficult Porsche Carrera Cup GB weekend at Oulton Park

Seb Perez left Oulton Park in Cheshire after the seventh and eighth rounds of the Porsche Carrera Cup GB with two top-ten finishes despite having a tough weekend in his Amigos Redline Racing machine.

Coming away from Croft last time out with a third-place podium hopes were high for another strong result after a two-week break for the Championship.

The warm and humid conditions made things challenging for the Amigos driver as he lined up tenth on the grid in the Pro class for race one. Seb had a clean start off the line and did well to stay out of trouble during the opening laps.

At the halfway point the 19-year-old had made good progress. Despite the Cheshire circuit being a difficult track to overtake on, Seb passed three cars before zeroing in on Dan Vaughan ahead.

Closing the three-and-a-half second gap to the cars ahead, he became part of a six-car fight which continued until the last lap, where the teenager made up one more position, finishing eighth overall.

A good start off the line for race two on Sunday helped Seb to hold onto eighth place. As the race went on however, he began to struggle with his pace and eventually crossed the line ninth in class, a good recovery in a tough contest.

Seb will return to track in his Amigos-backed Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car in two weeks’ time where he will have the opportunity to race in front of a crowd of over 100,000 people as he has a one-off entry into the Porsche Supercup, competing on the British Grand Prix bill.

Seb Perez

“It hasn’t been an ideal weekend, but you come away from this type of experience and try and learn something. It’s not where we wanted to be as we came away from Croft, where we were very strong on pace, to being a bit off the ultimate lap time. The problem with Oulton Park is you can’t overtake easily but you can lose places if you’re not careful, however when you don’t have the pace it’s tough to defend.

“We’ll definitely come back stronger after the summer break in the Carrera Cup, but we have a bit of thinking to do. In the meantime, we have a race against some of the best Porsche drivers in Europe at the British Grand Prix which will be an amazing experience and one I hope to learn a lot from.”

Source. Torque

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