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Ryan Ratcliffe returns to Porsche Carrera Cup GB with title in his sights

Ryan Ratcliffe will return to Team Parker Racing for the 2021 season as he sets his sights on the Porsche Carrera Cup GB Pro-Am championship title, a year after narrowly missing out on the crown on his debut in the series.

The 27-year-old previously competed in endurance racing, including two years in the British GT Championship with the team, before making the switch to the Carrera Cup in 2020, where he finished runner-up to team-mate Esmee Hawkey, taking the battle right to the final round of the season.
Despite being a new car, new championship, and racing under the strains of the global pandemic, Ryan claimed an impressive six wins in the Pro-Am class, while also taking the fight on track to Pro category drivers, consistently competing in the top-ten overall as he got to grips with the challenging but rewarding Porsche 911 GT3 Cup used in the series.
In addition, he and team-mate Justin Armstrong also entered the British GT Championship’s Silverstone 500 in November, with Justin’s GT3 Cup machine, where they ran a faultless race, taking the class victory after three gruelling hours of racing.
Ryan and Team Parker Racing will open the 2021 Porsche Carrera Cup GB campaign in Norfolk, as the series travels to Snetterton over the weekend of May 14-16, with 16 rounds at eight venues across the country, finishing in October.

Ryan Ratcliffe

“The Pro-Am championship title is the plan going into the season. Obviously, the full entry lists haven’t been published yet but the progress we made last year puts us in good stead. Team Parker Racing is one of the only outfits I have raced with for such a long time – it’s a family environment which is one of the reasons why we do it.
“I was talking to Dan Bathie, the series photographer, at the end of last season and he expressed an interest getting back into livery design. In fact, he and Jake Yorath designed the livery on the Z4 I raced in Blancpain in 2015, so I said to him ‘if you want a project I am after a fresh look’ and let him run wild on it. The car looks great and when you have little input in the process it has the wow factor when you first see it, so I think Dan has done a good job.
“I have been concentrating on my fitness a lot more and I’m feeling good and ready for the new season. It would be nice to end the era of the current car with title success, and perhaps we can look at moving into the Pro class once the new 992-style Cup car comes out.”

Source. Torque


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