Motorbase Performance heads back to its home circuit hoping for home advantage this coming weekend for the 2019 Porsche Carrera Cup GB season finale on the iconic Brands Hatch GP circuit (October 12/13).
With the Pro category title already decided two weeks ago at Silverstone, the Wrotham-based squad heads into the double-header on 2.4mile circuit as closest contenders to the current Teams Championship leaders.
Sitting 35 points off JTR, Motorbase remains in mathematical reach of clinching the title. However, with a maximum of 44 points available from the two races, Lewis Plato and Dan Vaughan are at a disadvantage, even with local knowledge and support.
A challenging meeting at Silverstone saw Lewis Plato drop down to fourth in the standings, but with just six points separating him from third. Having banked an impressive seven podiums this season on top of his race win at Croft, the Essex-based racer is eager to add another to his tally and replicate his race one victory from last year.
Dan Vaughan’s maiden season in the Pro ranks has delivered mixed results. The Hampshire-man has shown flashes of race-winning pace all year but has sadly only reached the podium twice. After a tricky last meeting at Silverstone, the 22-year-old is eager to make up for lost ground this weekend and end his season on a high note.
#11 Lewis Plato:
“The first half of the season went really well, but then the second half has fallen away from us. We’ve been racking up podiums but really not getting enough wins to keep us in the title fight.
“We got caught out by the weather at Silverstone. It could have been a completely different story with the tyre call, but sadly we didn’t get it right on the day. We dropped down to fourth in the standings having been sat in 2nd all year. It is possible to get back to 2nd. We are relying on the other guys having a bad weekend, but then I had a bad weekend at Silverstone so it can happen. We just have to the best job that we can, and maybe we’ll get a little turn of luck come our way.”
#55 Dan Vaughan:
“I’m really excited for this weekend. It’s a circuit that I’ve always gone well at. I can’t quite believe that we’re at the end of the season. It’s been a great year again; the team have worked really hard. I don’t think that we’ve had the results that we’ve deserved, but it’s just been one of those years.
“It’s important that we put in a good showing for the Teams Championship this weekend. Both Lewis and I have a big job ahead of us to try and bag as many points as possible to try and make that happen.”
Qualifying for round 15 of the Porsche Carrera Cup GB takes place at 13.20 on Saturday (October 12). Sunday (October 13) plays host to both 17 lap races, with round 15 scheduled for 10.40 and round 16 at 16.05.
Source. Motorbase Performance/Photo. The Editor