Lorcan Hanafin will keep sharp for his Porsche Carrera Cup GB title fight showdown by contesting this weekend’s Britcar Endurance races at Silverstone.
Hanafin, who is fighting with Matthew Graham for Porsche Carrera Cup GB rookie championship honours has been drafted into the CJJ Motorsport with Valluga squad for this weekend’s Britcar double-header.
The car is usually shared by Nicole Drought and Sean Doyle but Doyle has a clashing event at Snetterton.
Hanifan and the Roscrea-based Drought will share a Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 run by CJJ Motorsport and in memory of its founder John Campion.
The New York-based Cork man was one of the greatest supporters of Irish motorsport but sadly passed away earlier this week after a battle with leukaemia.
Drought and Doyle are currently fifth in the overall Britcar Championship standings and lead their class with two rounds to go.
“Hopefully this weekend we can keep that,” she told Kerry Motorsport News.
“The Irish duo frequently punch above their weight,” said a championship spokesperson.
Leeds-based racer Hanafin, who has strong family ties to the Ballinorig area of Tralee, is second in the rookie championship of the popular and competitive one make Porsche series.
This weekend’s double-header will mark his first long-distance races. On Saturday he and Nicole will share the driving for a one-hour race while on Sunday they will contest a 50-minute race.
Just two Porsche Cup race meeting remain, Snetterton in two weeks’ time and the season finale at Brands Hatch on November 14 and 15.
Hanafin is still chasing his first overall win but already has five podiums to his name this season.
He and his title rival, Graham, share three rookie class wins each.
Hanafin will be hoping that this weekend’s additional track time will give him the competitive edge he needs as the season reaches its climax over the next month.
He will be particularly looking forward to Brands Hatch where he took a Ginetta Junior Championships victory last season.