YouTube star & Racing Driver Archie Hamilton has stepped up to race in the 2021 Porsche Carrera Cup GB season.
In 2020, Archie returned to the racing action in the Porsche Cayman Sprint Challenge, claiming 4th place overall with 6 podium places. It turned out to be a season of what could have been for Archie and his team, with engine failures and back issues ruling Archie out of 4 races. Nonetheless, it was a successful return to racing for Archie, having been out for 5 years, focussing his time and energy on building successful YouTube and Social Media platforms.
2021 will present a fresh and unique challenge for the 30-year old racer from Hook. The Porsche Carrera Cup GB is known for being one of the toughest one make series around the world, with an average of 20+ Porsche 991’s battling it out over 8 rounds across the UK.
2021 Race Calendar:
Rounds 1 & 2 – Snetterton | 12th & 13th June 2021
Rounds 3 & 4 – Brands Hatch | 26th & 27th June 2021
Rounds 5 & 6 – Oulton Park | 31st July & 1st August 2021
Rounds 7 & 8 – Knockhill | 14th & 15th August 2021
Rounds 9 & 10 – Croft | 18th & 19th September 2021
Rounds 11 & 12 – Silverstone | 25th & 26th September 2021
Rounds 13 & 14 – Donington Park | 9th & 10th October 2021
Rounds 15 & 16 – Brands Hatch GP | 23rd & 24th October 2021
The Porsche Carrera Cup acts as a support bill to the highly popular British Touring Car Championship (BTCC). With races shown live on ITV4 on Sunday’s and average crowd attendances of 30,000 people, this will be an exciting season for Archie and his team.
“I’m really happy to be making the step up to the Porsche Carrera Cup. I want to thank Brookspeed Racing for bringing me into their team and for seeing the vision for the future. We’ve got a lot of work to do and we’ll be working hard from now until the start of the season to bring sponsors and partners on board.”
“We’ve got some exciting content plans for the YouTube channel and the Porsche Cup season will allow me to do bigger and better things, compared to last year. The car is epic to drive! It’s going to be another steep learning curve as we won’t have a huge amount of time to practice or test before the first race in June. But we’ll be giving it our all and I’m excited to get going!”
With the first race in just under 5 weeks, the hard work begins for Archie and his team to get all of the small details in place. A race against time for sure, but one they’ll embrace.
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