19-year-old Cameron Twynham brought home his Porsche 911 GT3 Cup in the points as he made an impressive point-scoring debut in the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup in Barcelona with the MOMO-Megatron-PARTRAX team.
The former single-seater racer qualified sixteenth place in a twenty-eight car strong field and made immediate progress to move up to eleventh place, before contact with another car pushed him wide and back down the running order.
An opening lap incident with Sven Muller and Connor de Phillippi brought out the safety car but it wasn’t too long before Twynham set about making up positions before finishing in twelfth place.
“There are tonnes of positives to take from the weekend,” said Twynham. “From my perspective, I perhaps could have got a better result if it wasn’t for the contact, but the car was awesome and it’s encouraging to know that we can be pretty competitive.”
Twynham’s supercar debut follows a promising showing in the Porsche Sports Cup Germany round the weekend before.
“I think it definitely helped boost my confidence going into the first race of the season, I knew that the competition would be tougher here in Barcelona but it was still great preparation.”
The Supercup series moves on to Monaco on 23/24 May, and despite the huge task ahead of him Twynham is relishing the challenge.
“It’s really cool to be doing my first street race at one of the most famous circuits in the world, I know it’s going to be difficult, but I’ve watched enough laps, done my time in the simulator and am feeling pretty prepared. I’m looking forward to it!”