British GT Championship contender Scott Malvern will join the Porsche Carrera Cup GB at Snetterton, deputising for current championship leader Dan Cammish.
After dominating the Oulton Park meeting, claiming two relatively unchallenged victories, Cammish currently holds a twenty-three point margin at the top of the championship standings.
However, he has chosen to prioritise his commitments in the Porsche Mobil1 Supercup and thus will be racing at the Hungaroring in said championship as opposed to defending his GB points lead in Norfolk.
Malvern claimed the British Formula Ford title in 2011 with seventeen victories, a record only superseded by Cammish himself during his own dominant Formula Ford title campaign in 2013.
A year later Malvern added to his single-seater accolades claiming the Formula Renault BARC title, before making a switch to GT competition. He is not new to Porsche machinery, currently campaigning the Cayman GT4 Clubsport in British GT.
“I have been trying to get into a Carrera Cup car for years so I am really pleased to get the opportunity and see how we stack up,” Malvern said, going on to thank former British Touring Car Champion Tim Harvey and backers Nationwide for their support.
Harvey himself commented, “I have no doubt [he] will be at the sharp end of the action and I know Redline are looking forward to running him.”
Author’s Comment: “As far as super-subs go, a more fitting stand-in for Dan Cammish you would be hard pressed to find. Scott Malvern has incredible national racing pedigree and the benefits of this deal for all involved are clear. Malvern has the chance to demonstrate his obvious talent to a far wider audience in front of itv4’s cameras and Snetterton’s packed spectator banks. For Redline Racing, they have the chance to work with yet another talented young charger who may in the future potentially be a candidate for a Carrera Cup GB season, although this is purely speculation currently. For Cammish, he can now go to Hungary safe in the knowledge his GB rivals will not be having an easy time with him absent. Make no mistake the destiny of this year’s title race will very much be influenced by the action in Norfolk, and Malvern is going to play a significant role in the Carrera Cup GB narrative of 2017.”