Pepe Massot joins Carrera Cup GB at Croft

Pepe Massot will graduate to the Porsche Carrera Cup GB with Parr Motorsport for the remainder of the season, starting with rounds eight and nine at Croft this weekend (28/29 June). The Spaniard will make the mid-season switch to complete the season in the Pro-Am1 category of Carrera Cup GB. Pepe will get his first experience of the new type-991 shape GT3 Cup at Croft on Friday during official testing. He will drive Parr’s 30th anniversary chrome and red car, fresh from its success at Le Mans in the hands of Ben Barker.“Porsche has always been the dream,” said Massot. “For my father in particular it has been his dream since I started racing, just because of what Porsche means for him. It has always been the ambition for me so we thought about my future and felt that Porsche was the right way to go.“We have experienced a lot of mechanical problems this year and it has not played out as we had hoped,” said Massot. “So we looked at the situation and decided to make the switch. We will treat it as a learning year to work with the team and get to know the car. I think I will still have a chance at getting good results in Pro-Am1 and going for the title. It will be good preparation for a full season in 2015.”The 18-year-old from near Barcelona started racing karts and has centred his racing career in the UK, where he has been a race winner in the Ginetta Junior Championship and Ginetta Supercup. Currently, he is living in Sheffield.“We’ve been keeping an eye on Pepe for a while,” said Parr team boss Paul Robe. “I was therefore really happy that we could do a deal and get him onboard. The type-991 is very different from what he is used to but he’s committed and we’ll work with him so I’m sure he’ll be competitive. He’s an exciting talent and clearly wants to make a name for himself, so I think he’ll go well.”

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