TV presenter and journalist, Rebecca Jackson has announced she will be entering the 2015 GT Cup.
Rebecca will be racing alongside Mike Sellar in his Porsche 997 GT3 Cup car in the GTB class.
Rebecca is using her entry into the GT Cup as a step-up to the Le Mans 24 Hours in 2016. Rebecca launched 'Project Le Mans' in 2013 and hopes the experience she will gain in GT Cup will move her one step closer to her dream of competing in the 24-hour endurance race.
Mike Sellar is a former British Rallycross champion, winning the title in 2004 and 2005. He then moved to racing Porsches after a five-year break from competing.
Rebecca and Mike will be at the first round of the GT Cup at Donington Park on 25-26 April.
Rebecca Jackson, driver:
“I'm so excited. It's exactly the step up I need in Project Le Mans. The GT Cup is not only professional, with an exotic mix of beautiful machinery, but also extremely friendly which is a rare thing to find in racing circles. There's close, fair racing on circuit and everyone is really friendly. It's my first season in a 911, which is a big leap from the Boxster I am used to but I'm just going to get in the car and get on with it and hopefully aim to finish in the top three.”
Mike Sellar, driver:
“I'm excited about racing with Rebecca. I was thinking of retiring from racing at the end of last year but then Rebecca got in touch and asked if she could come and join me for the 2015 season. She's a great character to have around and I think it's going to be a good year. I don't know how fast we will be but she's not far off my pace and she will only get better so I'm feeling positive. The GT Cup is great. It's a series where you can have good, serious, close racing and everyone enjoys it. It's great value for money and you get a lot of track time, which is unlike any other series so that's fantastic.”