Zamparelli to launch Porsche championship bid with JTR

2016 Porsche Carrera Cup GB championship runner-up Dino Zamparelli has confirmed that he will be returning to the series for 2017 with the JTR team.

Zamparelli will be part of a planned three-car entry from the team that is run by Porsche factory driver and 2015 Le Mans winner Nick Tandy.

While the former single-seater driver didn’t manage to win the championship in 2016, he pushed eventual champion Dan Cammish throughout the first half of the season, taking three wins and seven podium finishes, closing the championship to within three points.

“I’m really excited to be joining JTR for 2017.” said Zamparelli. “Nick obviously needs no introduction, and his depth of knowledge in Porsches, and specifically in a Carrera Cup car, is so invaluable. Having him as the team mentor and leader is so important; he’s a winner and we want to go and win in 2017.

“I like the fact that the team will be coming in with a fresh approach and together with my knowledge, we can look to build some big success together.

“I want to thank my lead sponsors Disc Manufacturing Services and Bristol Sport for their support in 2017, as without them I wouldn’t be able to get on the grid. I can’t wait for the year ahead and I’m excited to resume my battle for overall honours. I’m ready to go!”

Tandy is happy to have secured Zamparelli’s services for the debut Porsche season for the team, “I’ve known Dino for a while and I spent some time coaching him a few years ago. He has a great pedigree in motorsport and we saw a lot of success when we worked together before. When we announced the move into Porsches, Dino approached us and we were very keen to talk to him.

“Dino is a multiple Porsche Carrera Cup GB race winner and brings so many of the elements we would want from a driver within the team. His knowledge and experience from the past two seasons will add to our strength.”