London-based Australian Richard Denny will reunite with Parr Motorsport for this season's Porsche Carrera Cup GB after running a partial schedule in 2010.
“I'm really looking forward to returning to the Carrera Cup this year,” enthused Denny. “2010 was a bit of a baptism of fire for me, as the Carrera Cup is so very competitive. We also missed the last two rounds of the season, but I feel far better prepared for this season. The gym has become my second home and I feel far more physically and mentally ready for the racing this year. I can't wait to get out in the new car!”
Denny, senior vice president of satellite telecommunications operator Inmarsat, will run the new Carrera Cup GB car for the first time this week at the series' media day at test at Snetterton on Tuesday (March 22).
Denny explains; “due to work commitments I was in the US when the car was delivered so my first test will be the media day on the new layout at Snetterton. I'm ready though and can't wait to get out on track against my old rivals and some new ones.”
However, while many of his prospective rivals had already tested the new car at Donington Park last week team principal Paul Robe is optimistic of Denny's chances of making up the deficit and running well in the campaign ahead.
“I really think Richard will be a much more complete driver this year,” he said. “The second year in any championship is always better as you get the consistency. This year we'll have the new car of course but Richard has been out in a 2008-model 911 GT3 Cup already this year and he's setting competitive times. All in, Richard has worked hard and I think we'll be surprising a few people this year.”