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“Weekend to forget” for Seb Perez on third Silverstone visit

Seb Perez had a disappointing weekend in the Porsche Carrera Cup GB as he raced at Silverstone for the third time this season.

In challenging, mixed weather conditions, he was stuck on the wrong tyre for the first race on Sunday and struggled with the car and its performance later that afternoon.

The 19-year old, racing the day before his 20th birthday, was hoping to banish bad memories from the previous visit in the Carrera Cup at the start of September, where he was pushed off track and spun into retirement while challenging for a podium finish.

He qualified eighth in the Pro class during Saturday’s session, just 0.5s from pole position, leaving him optimistic for a good result. The Chesterfield native, like most of the grid, started the first race on slick tyres, expecting the damp circuit to dry out. However, the cooler conditions combined with overcast skies meant the track remained slippery throughout the contest, putting those on slicks at a significant disadvantage.

In the end, it was an unusual result with Am class drivers finishing inside the top ten, though that was of little comfort to Seb who ended up seventh in the Pro class and 12th overall.

Aiming to finish the day on a high that afternoon, he started to fight his way into the top-ten overall but was struggling for speed, trying to balance keeping his wet tyres cool on a drying track whilst fighting for positions, he crossed the line an eventual ninth in class.

Last season’s Pro-Am champion, Seb will look to finish his maiden season in the Pro class on a positive note as he travels to the challenging Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit for the final two races of the season over the weekend of October 11-13.

Source. Torque

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