100 not out for Harvey
in Carrera Cup GBTim Harvey set another motor racing record when he contested his 100th race in the Porsche Carrera Cup GB at Knockhill on Sunday (17 August). To mark the event, Harvey was presented with a special cake in the Carrera Cup GB race centre and then went out and scored his 69th podium finish in round 16 of the 2008 season."It started in 2003 when I got invited to drive the guest car, which I thoroughly enjoyed," said Harvey of his first experience of the Carrera Cup GB. " I did my first race at Brands and they thought it would be a good idea if I commentated inside the car while I was racing. Just to prove that men can’t do two things at the same time, I had a disastrous race, so I pestered Porsche to give me another run, when I won at Donington. I then set my sights on competing in the championship in 2004 and I've been here ever since."Harvey enjoys the level of competition offered by the Carrera Cup and continues to be a tremendous benchmark for drivers joining the championship. "It’s the competition that keeps me coming back to the Carrera Cup and I've been privileged to race against some of the best Porsche racers in the world like Richard Westbrook and Damien Faulkner. "Every year there's a new crop of young guys coming along and I just relish the competition. That's what drives me on. Just knowing that you have an equal chance with everyone else is a great thing about the Carrera Cup."Harvey, currently contesting the overall championship lead with Michael Caine and Tim Bridgman, is also the most successful racer in the championship's six-year history, having completed full seasons in 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007.