Carrera Cup GB Grid Grows as Jimenez and Rees Confirm Campaigns

by Lee Bonham

The Porsche Carrera Cup of Great Britain grid continues to grow as we approach round 1 of the championship next weekend at Brands Hatch, with 2013 Pro-Am1 champion Victor Jimenez confirming a Pro class attack with Redline Racing. A second addition to the grid is ex-FIA Formula 2 driver Paul Rees, spearheading In2Racing’s assault.

Jimenez first joined the Carrera Cup GB in 2012, after campaigns in the now defunct Formula Palmer Audi category and Formula Renault BARC. His victorious Pro-Am1 season in 2013 included 9 wins and a further 9 podiums; he has since worked to raise the budget for his Pro class debut and is backed by Elmasa, Porsche Madrid Norte and mytractor.

The 30-year old from Madrid has been impressed by the new Type 991 racer the series is introducing for this season, commenting “I love the new car: it is completely different to the old car.”

The second addition to this year’s grid is Paul Rees, who will also battle for overall honours in the Pro class. Rees is another single seater convert, having contested the FIA Formula 2 class in 2010 (also now defunct). This is Rees’s return to racing having elected to focus on his work as a road car development driver in 2013.

I had a great opportunity to come back to racing, and sports and GT racing is now my career focus” said Rees whilst team boss Nick Dudfield is hoping his new charge can move the In2Racing team forward. “Paul will be an asset to the team and will enable us to push the team forwards” he commented.

The Carrera Cup grid should still grow further, with a number of teams and drivers announcing their plans in the final week of the off-season. The excitement is building as the championship prepares to enter a fresh new era with the spectacular new Type 991 racer.

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