Coates And King Set to Tackle Porsche VIP Car


Max Coates and Oscar King are the latest two drivers confirmed to be taking to the track this year in the Porsche Carrera Cup of Great Britain, handling Porsche GB’s revived guest car.

The entry will again be managed by Parr Motorsport and both of the series newest drivers will be hoping to emulate some of the success that Ben Barker enjoyed when he dominated the first meeting of the 2014 season at Brands Hatch in the VIP entry.

Ex-Ginetta racer and sometime ITV BTCC support race commentator Coates will debut at Donington Park and should be able to put his previous Ginetta based rear wheel drive experience to good use.

I cannot wait to get back out again and cannot thank Porsche Cars GB enough for the opportunity,” commented the Yorkshire based racer. “I know Donington Park well so I just need to get to grips with the car: hopefully I will be in a position to race at the front.” He added.

Oscar King is yet another single seater driver who is now looking to move into the highly competitive arena of GT racing. The 21 year old based in Barnstable in Devon made an impressive Carrera Cup GB debut in the championship’s test at Thruxton last Wednesday. The blisteringly fast Hampshire venue will see the youngster’s first race outing in the series in the first weekend of May.

I raced at Thruxton in Formula Renault and it is one of my favourite tracks. I love the fast corners, but it will be very daunting in the Porsche.” Said King.

With another two hungry chargers competing in the next two meetings of the championship, the Porsche Carrera Cup of Great Britain is looking set to produce yet more incredibly close racing.