Anglo-Italian racer Dino Zamparelli has switched from single-seaters to compete in the 2015 Porsche Carrera Cup GB Championship with Parr Motorsport.
Zamparelli raced for ART Grand Prix in the GP3 Series in 2014, taking a number of podium finishes, but switches to racing with a roof over his head after taking the time to work out where his future lay.
“The decision to move to sports cars from single-seaters has been a tough one, but something I’m really happy with,” admitted Zamparelli. “Porsche has such a huge pedigree and history in racing and to be associated with the top competition in the UK is fantastic.
“F1 is facing a difficult time, the publicity surrounding Jenson Button’s future and Mark Webber’s move to Porsche is just one small example of that. It is incredibly tough for young drivers to break through. Therefore with Bristol Sport I’ve decided to switch to sports car racing.”
Parr Motorsport owner Paul Robe has admitted his delight to have secured the talents of Zamparelli for his team, and is looking forward to working with him during the 2015 season.
“We’re really happy to have Dino join the team,” insists Robe. “He is a very talented driver and I have no doubt he will be a title contender.
“We have over thirty years of winning experience so the objective is to win the championship. Porsche have made a number of changes over the winter which have attracted a lot of attention and a number of top drivers will be racing, making it a very competitive championship and the place to be for any driver as they develop in GT Racing.”
Bristol Sport CEO Andrew Billingham is excited to see Zamparelli racing in front of the British fans in 2015, and believes they will see the best of him this season.
“It’s great that Dino is going to be UK based this season as it will really give us a chance to showcase his skill and talent domestically and allow his home fans to support him,“ said Billingham.
“As we look to grow our stable of sports and inspire the next generation we are committed to racing and feel investing here in the UK is a positive way of inspiring people to get into the sport.”