Pepe Massot has made a surprise mid-season switch from the Michelin Ginetta GT4 Supercup to the Porsche Carrera Cup of Great Britain.
The 18-year-old Spaniard becomes the latest addition to the Parr Motorsport stable and will complete the season with the team. At Croft this weekend he will pilot the car resplendent in Parr’s thirtieth anniversary celebratory livery, a machine with pedigree following Ben Barker’s sensational victory piloting it in the Le Mans Porsche Cup on the Saturday morning of this year’s 24 Hours.
“Porsche has always been the dream. It has always been the ambition for me so we thought about my future and felt that Porsche was the right way to go,” the former Ginetta Junior contender explained.
Commenting on his abrupt exit from Ginetta racing, Massot said “We have experienced a lot of mechanical problems this year and it has not played out as we had hoped. So we looked at the situation and decided to make the switch.”
Looking the future and speaking on his classification as a Pro-Am1 driver, he added “We will treat it as a learning year to work with the team and get to know the car. I think I will still have a chance at getting good results in Pro-Am1 and going for the title. It will be good preparation for a full season next year.”
Paul Robe, Parr Motorsport’s team boss, concludes: “We have been keeping an eye on Pepe for a while. I was therefore really happy that we could do a deal and get him on-board. The Type 991 is very different from what he is used to but he is committed and we will work with him so I am sure he will be competitive. He is an exciting talent and clearly wants to make a name for himself, so I think he will go well.”