Porsche racing regular Richard Chamberlain has announced his return to the Porsche Open series for 2009, entering his faithful Porsche 935 in Class One of the series. A prolific Porsche Open race winner, Richard’s car is currently being repaired after a major shunt last season, and will be run by his own CTR Developments concern, which will also be running two others cars in the field
“This must be my 15th or 16th season of Porsche racing,” said 52-year-old Richard from Cambridge, “I joined the Club in 1993 to go and race with them. I’ll be out in the 935 once we have finished rebuilding it from our shunt at Brands Hatch last year, we are working hard and our target is to have it completed by May. There was not much left of the car and we have had to make lots of parts, but it is worth re-building.
“It took a lot of time to get the 935 handling as well as it did, so it will be good to race it again, in the Porsche Open races we usually run it at 520BHP. In the two- driver races I’ll share it with Zubin Randeria, and we will be running two other Porsche Open cars for Zubin and James Fillingham.”
The 2009 Porsche Open seasons starts with a first ever visit by the series to the Anglesey circuit in Wales in the middle of April, before visiting Brands Hatch (twice), Croft, Castle Combe and Silverstone. A highlight of the season will be at Brands Hatch in July when the Open field combine with the Porsche Club Championship runners to provide a 40+ car field as a support race tot he visit of the World Touring Car Championship to the UK.
The series provides a racing home for virtually any Porsche, and the outstanding driver of the Porsche Open Season receives a one-off drive in the 2010 Porsche Carrera Cup GB.