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Talented trio complete Team Parker Racing’s Porsche Carrera Cup GB line-up

Team Parker Racing is delighted to confirm the final three drivers for its six-car entry in the Porsche Carrera Cup GB for the 2020 season.

Returning to the team and aiming for the overall title will be 2014 champion and former Porsche Scholar Josh Webster, who finished as runner up last year, despite having to miss the opening two races of the season.

Joining him will be 2019 Am champion Justin Sherwood, who took seven victories en route to the title, including a claiming a remarkable overall third-place finish at Silverstone in September.

Completing the line-up will be Justin Armstrong, who will also race in the Am class for the 2020 season. No stranger to Team Parker Racing, the Leicestershire-based driver has competed with the team in Caterhams and has been keen to make the step into the Carrera Cup.

Josh and both Justins join Ryan Ratcliffe (Pro-Am), Esmee Hawkey (Pro-Am), and Porsche Carrera Cup GB Junior driver Harry King (Pro) in a formidable Team Parker Racing line-up.

The 2020 Porsche Carrera Cup GB season begins at Donington Park over the weekend of March 27-29, with two 23-lap contests on Sunday.

Josh Webster

“It is good to be signed up with Team Parker Racing again. It will be an interesting year with some new faces to the championship, but I am looking forward to it and think I can go out there and win it this year.

“I wasn’t looking at going anywhere else. A few teams approached me over the winter, but I wasn’t going to move away from Team Parker. We have Harry, a scholarship driver, who will be quick, Esmee and Ryan in Pro-Am, and both Justins in Am, so it is going to be a good line up. I think Stuart [Parker – Team Principal] and Barry [Horne – Team Manager] have done a good job over the winter to get all these drivers together.

“I am not the only Pro in the team now, so I can bounce off Harry and we can work together. Yes, the aim is to win the Drivers’ Championship, but we want to win the Team’s Championship for Stuart, so with Harry on board we can have a run at that too.”

Justin Sherwood

“I am very happy to come back. We had a great time last year with myself winning the Am championship, Karl winning Pro-Am, and Josh finishing runner-up in Pro. It was great for Team Parker and things are looking good this year with six strong drivers in the team.

“It’s an enjoyable environment to compete in but serious at the same time; we have fun but also work hard and it produces results. Justin [Armstrong] has done very well in Caterhams and I assume he will soon pick up racing the Porsche and be a good rival for me, as well as the other drivers in the Am class.”

Justin Armstrong

“I’ve raced with Team Parker for six years in Caterhams and in moving to Porsche there was no other place I wanted to go. There are no other people I want to be with; it’s a great team and I am looking forward to the season.

“It is something I looked at last year, and it will be competitive with lots of cars on the grid. Justin is the reigning champion in the Am class and raced in Pro-Am before that so the learning curve will be pretty steep, but that is what we are here for. We had some podiums at the end of the year in Caterham so it would be nice to replicate that, but I have to keep my feet on the ground and not expect that right away.

“We’re supporting Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young people, which is a local, Leicestershire charity which helps terminally ill children and their families through what can only be described as horrific times. We’ll be doing as much as we can to help support the charity this year, including having collections at every race to try to raise awareness and some money too.”

Source. Torque


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