Mace returns to Porsche Carrera Cup

Paul Mace has unveiled plans to return to the Porsche Carrera Cup GB with his new team, GT Marques. Mace will tackle at least half the races as a build up towards an expanded campaign in 2010.Although an accomplished racer in his own right, Mace is also recognised as the team principal for Team BCR, the squad that ran Richard Westbrook to eight wins in the 2003 Carrera Cup GB.Now, Mace is rebuilding his race team and will race a 911GT3 Cup in the Carrera Cup as a shop window for the new North-West London based team. "I want to get back into the Carrera Cup, and so I need a presence in the championship," said Mace, who will also run Porsches in other race series in 2009. However, he has clear ambitions to mount a fuller programme in the Carrera Cup in 2010 and beyond with customer cars."This is going to be a build-up season. We won a lot of races with Richard Westbrook and won the Carrera Cup team championship in 2003, so we know how to do the job properly," said Mace. Mace will race in the pro-am2 category and has yet to run any testing in his car. "I need a little bit of time to get up to speed as I haven't driven the car yet. If I can get onto the pro-am2 podium, I'd be very happy."Mace and the team will test at Silverstone on 16 March during the Carrera Cup test and media day and will make his racing return at Thruxton in late April.