Porsche specialists Parr Motorsport will return full time to the GT Cup with new driver Andrew Baker.
Parr have been long time supporters of the successful GT Cup and have brought a number of drivers to the championship through the years. Andrew will be racing in a 997 GT3 Cup car, which was previously raced by former GT Cup winner Peter Smallwood in 2014.
Andrew has been testing the car over the winter to get back into the flow of driving a racing car. This included attending the three-day GT Cup test at the Spanish circuit of Cartagena in March, which has helped his preparations for the first races at Donington as he last drove competitively 15 years ago.
“2001 was the last time I raced in a Cup car,” said Andrew. “I competed in one or two different race series, really to gain experience but I had to give that up with family and business and one thing and another. Now I’ve got more free time to concentrate on getting familiar with the car and racing.”
“Circuit wise, Donington and Silverstone should be good; Donington is my local circuit so it’s great that we get to race there twice. There are one or two circuits I’m not familiar with but again I’m looking forward to learning them.”
Andrew will also be supporting the Cystic Fibrosis Trust with the charity’s logo appearing on the bonnet and rear wing of the car. “I’m raising awareness of the charity, I plan to do something towards the end of the season but we are still working on the specifics. We thought it was a good way to raise awareness and the CF trust is looking forward to seeing the car.”
“The GT Cup is a great championship and it is an ideal place for Andrew to reacquaint himself with racing”, added team boss Paul Robe. “There is plenty of track time and he has signed up for the full season so he should be in for some good, competitive racing and hopefully a few good results.”