Harvey celebrates Carrera Cup title

Having finished runner-up in three of the previous four seasons, Tim Harvey is celebrating victory in the Porsche Carrera Cup GB after the final race of the season at Brands Hatch on Sunday (21 September). Harvey, who has been racing for nearly a quarter of a century, achieved a major personal ambition by winning the title he has been chasing for five seasons. "I've been close to the title before and I haven't enjoyed my racing as much as this for years," said Tim. "The cars are great and the competition in the Carrera Cup is brilliant."He clinched the crown in the 20th and final race of the season by finishing ahead of title rival Michael Caine. "It's a feeling of relief, I suppose. But it wasn't until the last lap of the last race that I began to relax a bit."Over the second half of the season, Harvey chipped away at Caine's advantage and moved ahead during the penultimate weekend of the season at Silverstone. "The second half of the year has been very good for us and we've had the momentum. When I won the BTCC in 1992 I had the momentum in the second half of the year," said Harvey."I just had a good feeling this year, but with all the things that have gone wrong in the past, I didn't think it would come off. It's the highlight of five years' work and enjoyment in the Carrera Cup and it's all come right this year. The depth of the quality in the championship has been better than ever before."Harvey paid tribute to the team and sponsors that made the result possible. "Full credit goes to Red Line Racing and everyone involved, particularly my sponsors Nationwide Crash Repair Centres and Data Pulse. I'd love to defend the title with number one on the car!"

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