Team Parker Racing is delighted to announce that reigning Porsche Carrera Cup GB champion Harry King will return for the 2021 season, aiming to secure back-to-back titles.
The 20-year-old, from Holyport near Maidenhead, wowed audiences across the country with his unique, on-the-edge driving style in his maiden season as Porsche GB Junior Driver, taking 12 wins out of the 16 races across the year, as he claimed the overall championship.
Making his karting debut in 2012, Harry swiftly moved into the Ginetta Junior and Supercup championships, claiming the 2019 title in the latter, before impressing the judges to become the 2020-21 Porsche GB Junior Driver and signing with Team Parker Racing ahead of his maiden campaign in the Carrera Cup GB.
As well as his stunning exploits in the series, Harry also grabbed the attention of spectators at the Goodwood Speedweek, taking part in the one-lap timed shootout in a Porsche 911 GT3 Cup, finishing sixth quickest against Formula 1 and LMP machinery.
Harry and Team Parker Racing will open the 2021 Porsche Carrera Cup GB season at Snetterton, in Norfolk, over the weekend of May 14-16. After eight rounds and 16 races, the campaign will draw to a close at Brands Hatch, in Kent, in October.
“I’m hugely excited to be returning back to the Porsche Carrera Cup GB as a Porsche Junior and to be continue our partnership with Team Parker Racing. There’s no denying that we had a strong season last year and accomplished everything that we set out to achieve, so I’m looking forward to continuing building on that during the season ahead.
“To win in such record-breaking fashion last year was fantastic, but this is a new season, and we are all starting from zero again. My goal is to get the maximum we can from every race, which wasn’t always possible last year with three DNF’s for reasons that were simply out of my control.
“I am fully focussed on securing a second championship in 2021, and I’ve done everything identically to last season, from training to being in the same team with the same mechanics and engineers, so that there is no reason why we shouldn’t repeat what we did last year.
“I know that there is still room for improvement and that I’m still learning. It is no secret that my goal is to progress to the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup in the future, so it is important for me to work hard and keep progressing as a driver so that I’m ready for the challenges that are to come.
“I’m extremely proud to be representing Porsche GB again in my second year as the Junior Driver. It is something I thoroughly enjoyed last year, even though there were elements of the programme off-track that were affected by COVID restrictions. I’m looking forward to getting fully stuck into everything this year to continue my development as a driver.”