Porsche Club Championship - Preview, Rounds 3 and 4, Anglesey, North Wales
18th and 19th April 2009
The 2009 Porsche Club Championship makes its first visit to the Anglesey circuit in North Wales this coming weekend, April 18th and 19th, for rounds two and three of the series. After an exciting pair of races opened the season at Donington Park at the beginning of the month, hopes are high that Anglesey will provide more top quality race action.
Mark McAleer and Ben Demetriou took overall wins at Donington and head the Class One runners, numerically the biggest class of the series. The two 968 CS drivers battled at the front in both races, but for Donington the rear-engined Class One runners will have another race under their collective belts and will be aiming to move up the results sheets.
Gary Duckman and Richard Ellis will be out in new for 2009 993 C2 Porsches, the model in its first season of eligibility with the club and drivers and teams are keen to get to grips with the new challengers. The 964 C2 was the car to beat in Class One last year and three examples will be on the Anglesey grid in the hands of Marcus Carniel, Kevin Harrison and Malcolm Jones.
Jeremy Clark won Class Two in both races at Donington, the reigning champion the only driver to take a double win at the opening rounds. Stepping up from Class Three and out in a 944 S2 this season, Clark has set a challenge for the class regulars, but drivers such as Chris Dyer, Tim Bates and Alan Newbold will be out to take the race to the champion.
The Porsche Club runners have a 20-minute qualifying session on Saturday morning at 1.45, followed by the first of the two 30-minute races scheduled for 13.50 that afternoon. Sunday’s race is at approximately 14.20.