Reigning Porsche Carrera Cup GB champion and current Porsche GB Junior Driver Harry King will make his Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup debut this year as he joins the newly formed Parker Revs Motorsport team to race on the support package alongside the FIA Formula 1 World Championship throughout Europe.
King will be on double duty this season as he looks to defend his championship title in the national series, a task that will certainly be harder this year with the return of double-champion Dan Cammish.
“I’m delighted to be competing in the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup. It’s something I’ve been wanting to achieve since becoming a Porsche Junior Driver, is the logical step towards progressing in my career up the brand’s ladder of success, and I feel ready for the challenge.” said King.
“It’ll be an honour and privilege to represent Porsche GB as the Junior Driver on the international stage for a full season, something no other Junior has done, and I’m looking forward to still benefiting from the intuitive support I already receive in Great Britain.
“The new Supercup car is a lot more technically advanced and is quicker on an overall lap time. Hopping from two models of Porsche Cup cars will of course pose challenges, but it’s something I know I can manage. Having the same team, same engineers, and same working environment will make the transition from each weekend easier for me as a driver, which is just how we planned it out to be.
“My goal for the season is obviously to be at the front. Whether it takes a few rounds or a full season I know we’ll definitely find our feet. I understand the high level of competition there is in the championship, so I know it won’t be easy. I despise the term ‘learning year’ but this will definitely be a learning year for me, with the new circuits abroad and the environment of a Formula 1 weekend.”
Webster ready to settle unfinished business in Supercup
Joining King in the Supercup will be 2014 Carrera Cup GB champion Josh Webster, who makes his full-time return to the Supercup this year having previously raced two full seasons in the series along with one-off appearances at Silverstone.
“I am delighted to be back with Team Parker Racing as well as making my full-time return to the Porsche Supercup for the first time since 2018. It will be my third full Supercup season so I will be aiming to use all of my experience, especially on tracks where we don’t have much testing, to gain the upper hand. I also cannot wait to get to grips with the new 911 GT3 Cup car, as it looks absolutely fantastic and I am sure it will be really enjoyable to drive as well.
“After a really successful year in the Porsche Carrera Cup GB, it is great to see the partnership between the team and Patrick de Groot continuing to develop as Parker Revs Motorsport, and it will be really exciting to see how the team gets on throughout the year. We have a geat line-up and I am happy to be racing alongside Harry for another year as well.
“2020 was a challenging time for everyone, so I am really grateful to my sponsors Calteq, FT Security Systems, and TuffStuff, who will be joining me on this journey into Supercup, as well as looking forward to welcoming new partners to join me on such a prestigious package, racing alongside Formula 1 throughout the season.”