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Positive outlook despite disappointing weekend for Seb Perez at Silverstone

Teenage racer Seb Perez managed to look on the bright side despite a disappointing weekend in the Porsche Carrera Cup GB on the Silverstone Grand Prix circuit.

Competing alongside the FIA World Endurance Championship and European Le Mans Series, Chesterfield-based Seb had high hopes after a promising one-off entry at the circuit in the Porsche Supercup in July.

However, he and his Amigos Redline Racing team struggled to find the pace in the car during practice, before chipping away at the performance of his Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car from then on.

Seb battled to a solid sixth-place finish in race one on Saturday after an entertaining race-long battle with Jamie Orton and Dan Vaughan and was looking to secure an even better finish on Sunday before disaster struck.

Making a bold move to take sixth place from Tom Roche at Maggots he then swept past two cars which had just had a coming together to take fourth and set after Vaughan ahead.

Quickly catching the Motorbase driver, Seb lined up a move on the outside of Brooklands but contact sent him off track and with dirty tyres he then lost control of the car into Luffield, getting stuck in the gravel and being forced to retire.

Seb and Amigos Redline Racing will be back at Silverstone, on the National circuit configuration, for two more races in the Porsche Carrera Cup GB over the weekend of 27-29 September, where they’ll be aiming for better results.

Seb Perez

“We were a little on the back foot at the start of the weekend. We found a bit of time in qualifying and in race one we found some more. We made changes which paid off for race two and found even more time.

“In the mid stage of the race we were quick and were battling for third with good race pace, after starting sixth. We had a little coming together with a Motorbase car and I ran wide onto the grass and with the tyres dirty I then spun and got stuck in the gravel.

“We gained a bit from where we were on Friday, so we need to get our heads down and suss it out. It’s not really the way we wanted the weekend to be because we had the GP circuit experience from the Supercup so we felt we should be strong, but for some reason we didn’t have the pace.

“It was a shame but the speed we had in the second race was brilliant, so we need to bear that in mind and keep our heads high. We’re back here in three weeks’ time, so we need to do what we did in race two and hopefully we’ll have a solid result.”

Source. Torque/Photo. The Editor

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