Charles Rainford, CCK Motorsport, has made the step up to the Pro category of the 2023 Porsche Carrera Cup GB following his dominant 2022 Pro Am Championship and overall win at Brands Hatch last season. The season began last weekend at Donington Park Circuit. Saturday was cool and dry for qualifying but with a busy track it was difficult for Charles to find a clear lap in both his tyre runs. This resulted in a 7th place start overall for Race 1 but encouragingly only 1 tenth off being 4th.
With rain falling all night, Race 1 on Sunday morning was wet to start but the track would be drying throughout the race. With Charles having great pace in the wet he quickly moved up to 5th place from the start and whilst battling his way up to 4th, unfortunately, contact was made with another car causing a puncture. Thankfully he made it back to the pits for a quick front tyre change, but with no safety car for the other stricken Porsche 992 GT3 cup car, he rejoined a lap down. Charles continued to push on, gaining vital data for the next race, finishing P9 in class and 21st overall.
With the heavens opening just before Race 2, Charles had another good start in the wet. Gaining positions off the line he was unfortunately hit by another car in all of the sprays which resulted in a damaged front splitter, severely affecting downforce and grip. Despite this he managed to continue gaining positions throughout the race and, with other cars in the pro category not being able to stay on track, Rainford crossed the line 8th in class.
Overall it was not the weekend we’d hoped or deserved. With the pace over the course of the weekend for podiums luck wasn’t on our side but the focus is already on Brands Hatch in two weeks, historically a great hunting ground for us, where we will be back in the fight.
Keep an eye out for more updates on the Porsche Carrera Cup and any of your Porsche enquiries please contact us on 01732 361222
VAT number: GB 880 9982 62
Lind AG Limited is an appointed representative of ITC Compliance Limited which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (their registration number is 313486). Permitted activities include advising on and arranging general insurance contracts and acting as a credit broker not a lender.
We can introduce you to a limited number of finance providers. We do not charge fees for our Consumer Credit services. We typically receive a payment(s) or other benefits from finance providers should you decide to enter into an agreement with them, typically either a fixed fee or a fixed percentage of the amount you borrow. The payment we receive may vary between finance providers and product types. The payment received does not impact the finance rate offered.
All finance applications are subject to status, terms and conditions apply, UK residents only, 18’s or over, Guarantees may be required.
2727708 is registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office as a Data Controller under registration number: Z7733296.
*Data determined in accordance with the Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP) as required by law. You can find more information on WLTP at www.porsche.com/wltp . For Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) range and Equivalent All Electric Range (EAER) figures are determined with the battery fully charged, using a combination of both battery power and fuel.
Values are provided for comparison only. To the extent that fuel and energy consumption or CO₂ values are given as ranges, these do not relate to a single, individual car and do not constitute part of the offer. Optional features and accessories can change relevant vehicle parameters such as weight, rolling resistance and aerodynamics which may result in a change in fuel or energy consumption and CO₂ values. Vehicle loading, topography, weather and traffic conditions, as well as individual driving styles, can all affect the actual fuel consumption, energy consumption, electrical range, and CO₂ emissions of a car.
** Important information about the all-electric Porsche models can be found here