Carrera Cup GB scholarship ..

 finalists complete evaluationThe two drivers selected for the 2009 Porsche Carrera Cup GB Scholarship Programme will be announced at Silverstone on Thursday 30 October.The six young racing drivers selected as finalists have just completed an intense two-day evaluation programme (21/22 October) and now wait to see for a decision from the eight-strong judging panel. During the demanding evaluation process, the finalists took part in fitness assessments, panel interviews, media interviews and a very challenging assault course at the Porsche Driving Experience Centre at Silverstone. Among the judges was Richard Westbrook, former Carrera Cup GB and Porsche Supercup champion and now factory Porsche racer. Westbrook joined the finalists in the fitness evaluation in the Porsche Human Performance facility and on the assault course.Then, each of the finalists drove up to 20 laps of the Silverstone National circuit in a 911GT3 Cup car so that the judges could see how they handled the 420bhp race car and study the data from their driving sessions.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, selected from over 50 applicants, were: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

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