McLoughlin to race in Carrera Cup

at ThruxtonSix years after his last major race, Ben McLoughlin will return to racing in rounds three and four of the Porsche Carrera Cup GB at Thruxton (25/26 April).The former front-running GT racer is now a Porsche Driving Consultant and will race the VIP car at his home track of Thruxton, carrying the colours of the Porsche Driving Experience Centre at Silverstone.“It’s a fantastic opportunity and I had no hesitation in accepting the invitation,” said McLoughlin during testing at Thruxton on Tuesday (14 April). “I’m thrilled to be back out racing again; it’s a proper car and to be racing under the Porsche banner makes it all the more special.”The Winchester-based driver started in karts and then progressed into Formula Vauxhall Junior and won in Caterhams before really making his mark in GT racing. His last full season of British GT was in 2002 when he led several races for Eclipse Motorsport. His last GT race was in 2003 when he won the Empire Trophy race at Silverstone with Piers Johnson and Shane Lynch. Since then, lack of funds has curtailed his racing, but McLoughlin would jump at the chance to return to racing regularly.McLoughlin now works fulltime at the Porsche Driving Experience Centre at Silverstone. “I love the fact that I’m going to be racing a Porsche. This is a clean sheet of paper for me and I’ve got a lot of cobwebs to blow away,” he said.

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