Following a promising debut in the Porsche Carrera Cup Deutschland last weekend, Spike Goddard is looking forward to hitting the track once again in the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car for the opening round of the 2015 Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup in Barcelona.
Goddard’s career has been purely single-seater based up until this season having been competitive in Australian Formula Ford, FIA European Formula 3 and culminating in a test drive for the Sahara Force India team at the Formula 1 Official Test at Abu Dhabi.
“My first weekend in a Porsche was like an extended test session in preparation for both the Porsche Carrera Cup and Supercup”, said the young Australian “Both of these European championships are very tough, the racing is close and there are some great drivers on the grid! If you do a great job in these series, you have the opportunity to graduate into DTM or LMP1.”
“I think I had a mixed result in my first ever Porsche Carrera Cup race weekend in Europe,” said the 22-year-old, “I was disappointed with my qualifying which made my race weekend more difficult. My starts were ok and importantly I managed to stay out of trouble on the first lap. A big positive is that I finished both races and brought the car home in one piece.
“Everyone on the team has been extremely helpful and I really enjoy driving the Porsche. I am on a steep learning curve and I am confident that I will continue to improve throughout the season as the car handles quite different to a Formula 3 car.”
“I have only ever tested at the track in Barcelona and I am really keen to finally race there,” says Spike. “I am hoping to do a great job for the team and myself, because I like the track with its fast corners and flowing layout.”