Reigning double Porsche Carrera Cup GB champion Michael Meadows has set his sights on a third championship title this year, after confirming his return to the series.
Meadows will retain backing from Samsung Smart Motorsport but moves from the GT Marques squad, who took him to his 2013 title, back to Redline Racing for whom he claimed the crown in 2012.
This year sees the introduction of the new Type 991 GT3 Cup car, which features a six speed paddle shift gearbox for the first time in Carrera Cup history. Speaking to Motorsport News, Meadows said “The new car makes this season a different challenge as everybody starts from zero again so it’s exciting to come back”
Teams will be receiving their new racers in the next couple of weeks and Porsche are hopeful of selling all 22 cars available to the UK series. The calendar for 2014 will see the Carrera Cup take in the majority of its’ racing on the BTCC/TOCA package as it has done since its inception in 2003. However, for 2014 the series has elected to skip the Oulton Park round to race at the historic Circuit de la Sarthe, as a support race of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. This will be a single round event, so the total number of races is reduced from the traditional 20 to 19.
Either way, with a double champion returning, a whole new car for teams to understand and the addition of an iconic venue in Le Mans, the Carrera Cup GB is set for a cracking season in 2014.