Norwich-based Turn Eight Racing walked away with two first place trophies in the BRSCC Porsche Championship at Castle Combe last weekend, adding to the impressive win record already held by the team.
It was Lincolnshire driver Pip Hammond behind the wheel as he picked up his sixth and seventh wins of the season, maintaining his 100 percent win record. This adds to the slew of podiums team mate Gavin Johnson picked up during the last round at Oulton Park.
Team boss Jess Shanahan – who lives and breathes Norfolk – is delighted to have two more wins to add to the team’s successes in their first season in the Porsche Championship. She says: “I’d always bet on Pip to win but his seven for seven record is pretty astonishing! It was a great weekend for wins but we were also pleased to welcome a new sponsor to the team, Power Distribution Control.”
Hammond has won five races in the Porsche and two in the Classic Stock Hatch Championship but he’s staying realistic. He says: “It’s quite a surreal thing to be on winning streak like this. I’m aware that it could end any time but I’m enjoying the ride. To do it in two very different cars in different championships feels like an achievement, and with seven races left on my schedule I hope it isn’t over just yet!”
The weekend wasn’t without drama, though. Hammond had a scare after qualifying as his father was taken to the medical centre suffering with an infection. Thankfully Shanahan was on hand to rush out for an emergency prescription while the rest of the team stayed on to the ready the car for the first race.
The next race for the Norfolk team is at Anglesey on 6 and 7 August where Gavin Johnson will be getting behind the wheel of the Turn Eight Porsche. Pip Hammond will be racing on the same weekend at his home track of Cadwell Park in the Classic Stock Hatch Championship.
Turn Eight Racing is a race-winning Porsche team running a car in the BRSCC Porsche Championship in 2016. The 1979 Porsche 924 is driven by Gavin Johnson and Pip Hammond. Supported by Power Distribution Control, Orion Rail, Compomotive Motorsport Wheels, Humberside Tints and Golf Guide.
The team is headquartered in Norwich with its first three wins coming at local track Snetterton.