2004 Porsche Club Champion Richard Lambert has announced his return to the series for 2009 – running in Class One with a Porsche 964 C2 imported from the USA. St Albans-based Richard won his championship from Class Two, winning the class on numerous occasions and now he has set his sights on his first every outright victory.
“I’ve raced in Class One before but never won a race outright,” said 43-year-old Richard, “I almost won from Class Two at Spa one year – I was side-by-side with Ian White across the line but he took the flag.
“I saw the car on EBay last year, it had been built up for racing in the US and done some races there. When I bought it the exchange rate was much better than it is now – but it was to Porsche Club specification over there and still had the entire interior fitted. It will be run by Jaz Porsche and we have given the car a test at Snetterton and it seems on the pace, the 964 C2 is a nice car, better all round than my old 911 Carrera. Like everyone I am still looking for more sponsorship.
“My son is going karting and we have some clashes later in the season, but if I am winning we will see what happens, he may have to go to meetings without me!”
The 2009 Porsche Club Championship will be run over nine double-header meetings, starting at Donington Park on April 4th, and visiting all the UK’s main circuits. Drivers in all classes can score points towards the Championship, with the overall champion winning a one-off prize drive in the 2010 Porsche Carrera Cup GB.