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Carrera Cup GB scholarship From over 50 applicants, the six young racing drivers selected as finalists in the Porsche Carrera Cup GB Scholarship Programme have been announced. Created and run by Porsche Cars GB, the 'Carrera Cup GB Scholarship Programme' will provide £50,000 to each of two drivers to use as a significant element of their budget for the 2009 Carrera Cup GB season.The six finalists will now be put through a two-day evaluation process at the Porsche Driving Experience Centre at Silverstone on 21/22 October, including taking to the Silverstone National circuit in a 911GT3 Cup car.The six finalists are:Tom Bradshaw; age 19 from Blackburn, Lancashire2008 season: Formula Palmer Audi ChampionshipAndrew Herron; aged 20 from Co Down, Northern Ireland2008 season: SEAT Cupra ChampionshipLewis Hopkins; aged 19 from Winchester, Hampshire2008 season: Caterham Roadsports ChampionshipTom Sharp; aged 17 from Camberley, Surrey2008 season: Ginetta G50 CupRichard Singleton; aged 19 from Conwy, North Wales2008 season: Formula Renault EurocupAaron Steele; aged 19 from Chatham, Kent2008 season: Club F3"We were very pleased with the response to the scholarship", said Marion Barnaby, Carrera Cup championship manager. "The chance to race in the Carrera Cup has clearly caught the attention of ambitious young drivers from across the sport and it was a very tough job to select just six to take part in the final. The standard of applicant was very high and we hope that some of the drivers not chosen this year will apply again next year when they have another season of racing experience under their belt."The 2009 Carrera Cup GB Scholars will be announced at the end of October.

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