Brands Hatch opener for Porsche Carrera Cup GB

Superb 22-car field for opening two racesYoungest ever line-up in the Pro categoryBattle to be joined in Pro-Am1 and Pro-Am2

The 2012 Porsche Carrera Cup GB will roar into life at Brands Hatch (31 March/1 April) with a superb 22-car field and a gaggle of young lions opening their bids for glory in the Pro category. With more fierce competition in the Pro-Am1 and Pro-Am2 categories, the stage is set for a fabulous tenth season for the Carrera Cup GB.Starting a 20-race season, that will finally conclude back at Brands Hatch in just under seven months, will be a stunning Pro entry, packed with hugely promising young racers. Across the eight drivers in the Pro category, the average age is just over 23 and a half, giving the front of the Carrera Cup the youngest line-up in the 10-year history of the championship.The 2012 season will also be the most cosmopolitan in the Carrera Cup GB story to date. As well as drivers from England, Scotland and the Republic of Ireland, nations represented on the grid will include Australia, Belgium, Lithuania, Oman, Spain and Turkey.Michael Meadows, runner-up last season, heads the entry along with his Redline Racing team mate Glynn Geddie and they make a formidable pairing. Meadows had a stellar season in 2011 and missed the title by a whisker, while Geddie returns to the Carrera Cup in pursuit of unfinished business and the young Scot will be fiercely competitive.Ranged against the two Redline racers will be a trio of young chargers from Yorkshire with Team Parker Racing. Sam Tordoff and Richard Plant showed fine pace last year and are ready to capitalise on the experience of their first Carrera Cup seasons, while Carrera Cup Scholarship winner Daniel Lloyd joins the squad and has already shown strong form in testing. Reigning Pro-Am1 champion Jonas Gelzinis (Juta Racing) has stepped up and has natural speed in abundance, while Parr Motorsport fields Ben Barker and Chris Dymond in the Pro category to give the team a very promising line-up.Pro-Am1 will be just as competitive as Rory Butcher (Celtic Speed), Oly Mortimer (GT Marques) and Derek Pierce (Team Parker Racing) try to corner the glory for Scotland. Ahmad Al Harthy (Oman Air/Redline), Michael Leonard (Team Parker Racing), George Richardson (Parr Motorsport) and Carrera Cup newcomer Victor Jimenez (Redline Racing) will be battling to stop the spoils going north.The Pro-Am2 field continues the theme of a race-within-a-race and it is defending champion George Brewster (Celtic Speed) who will be the benchmark for the new season. However, Keith Webster (Redline Racing) came very close to taking the 2011 title and showed tremendous form at the pre-season test day at Silverstone in mid-March. Meanwhile, Yucel Ozbek (Redline Racing), Tania Mann (SIBSport), Tautvydas Barstys (Juta Racing) and Will Goff (Will Goff Racing) add to the strength of ProAm2 along with series newcomer Belgian racer Jean Glorieux (Speedlover).After qualifying at 11.20 on Saturday, round one will start at 16.05 on Saturday, with round