Steve Parish has confirmed that he’ll be returning to the Porsche Carrera Cup GB for a second season with Motorbase Performance.
“I hope to complete the season this time,” said Parish, who was forced to sit out the later part of the 2010 season after an accident at Oulton Park in June.
London-bsed Parish started his racing career in 2009 with the aim of gaining his National A licence to enable him to make his debut in the Carrera Cup GB. After achieving his goal of reaching the series at the end of the season he had hoped to complete a full season. But following an accident at Oulton Park in June he was forced to sit out the rest of the season.
“I was in the pro-am2 reckoning last year and there should be a big pro-am2 entry this season. We'll all be in the same cars, so you can measure yourself against the best drivers in the Carrera Cup.”
Despite Parish’s lack of running in 2010 he took his maiden victory in the pro-am2 class at Brands Hatch in May and will be looking to emulate this success again this year.
Motorbase team boss David Bartrum admitted he was happy to have Parish on board for another season. “Steve's not had a brand new car before, so that will be good for him. The pace is definitely in Steve and he just needs to learn this new car, like all the drivers are going to have to do.”
“I really can't wait to get back in the car,” said Parish. “I'm beside myself at the prospect of getting back into it.” Thankfully the wait wont be too long as the team is due to test on 13 March and will also take part in the PCCGB media day and first official test session of 2011.
The opening two races of the season will be at Brands Hatch over the weekend of 2/3 April.