Ben Barker Announcing His Porsche Move At The Autosport International Show


British driver Ben Barker has announced full assault on the 2012 Porsche Carrera Cup GB with Parr Motorsport.

BRDC Rising Star Barker competed in the Australian Carrera Cup series last year, picking up two wins, four other podium finishes and two pole positions. The former Australian F3 champion also joined the GB series for two weekends, picking up two podiums at Snetterton and Knockhill.

Barker, who will be looking to challenge at the front in 2012, said: “It's a good direction career wise to come into the GB championship. Having worked with Parr last year I know how they work and everyone is capable and proactive. It's good to be back racing in the UK and this will prove to be a strong stepping-stone to Supercup. I hope that, together with Parr, we can both graduate in 2013.”

Parr team boss Paul Robe added: “I'm really excited to have Ben onboard for this coming season. He's a great talent and a really well rounded young man. Based on his performance with us last year I'm confident that he will be a frontrunner in the championship.”