Just four races remain in the 2019 title challenge as the one-marque series enters its final push. With one victory and eight podiums already under his belt, 26-year-old Lewis Plato will be looking to add to his impressive tally as he seeks to close the 44-point gap to the current championship leader.
Dan Vaughan returns to the Northamptonshire circuit in strong form after taking a 3rd-place podium in round 12 on the iconic GP circuit earlier this month, clocking up his second podium finish of the year since stepping up to the Pro-Class on only his second season competing in the Carrera Cup GB.
Points and podiums are high on the agenda for the duo, with Motorbase Performance also heading into the weekend in fierce contention for the Teams Title. The Wrotham-based outfit currently lies in second place, just 14 points off the leaders, so it’s all to play for on the 1.6-mile circuit.
This weekend will also be an emotionally charged meeting for the entire Motorbase squad, and in particular for Lewis Plato, whose father, and much-loved supporter of the team, Mark Plato sadly passed away earlier this month.
#11 Lewis Plato:
“It’s going to be strange racing without Dad there. He was the person that got me into racing and was from a motorsport background himself. It’s something we’ve always done together.
“I just want the whole Motorbase team to pick up some podiums and wins for him. My aim is to secure second in the championship then I know that I’ve done everything I could. I just want to do Dad proud this weekend.”
#55 Dan Vaughan:
“I’m feeling pretty confident heading into the weekend. We went well there last year, and we had a really good weekend here with the WEC. Our race pace is strong but we just need to find some more one-lap pace. Qualifying killed us at Silverstone last time, so we need to nail it this weekend.
“Hopefully we can make it back onto the podium, and make up some more points to close to the gap in the standings ahead of the final in a few weeks’ time.”
Qualifying for round 13 of the Porsche Carrera Cup GB takes place at 13.25 on Saturday (September 28). Sunday (29 September) play host to both 28 lap races, with round 13 scheduled for 09.50 and round 14 at 15.15.
Source. Motorbase Performance/Photo. Porsche