Hanafin’s Porsche season begins this weekend

Lorcan Hanafin’s Porsche Carrera Cup GB season gets underway at Snetterton this weekend after a seven- month wait since the cars last took to the track.

The Guiseley-based racer, with strong Tralee connections, will be begin is second season in Britain’s fastest one-make race series this weekend.

He will be hoping to further progress up the Porsche ranks after taking third in the rookie category last season – his maiden Porsche Carrera Cup GB season. He will race for the JTR team this season.

Last year was his first term as a senior driver and he also finished fourth in the overall title race.

It has been a busy off-season for Hanafin who has been fitting in test sessions around his preparations for school exams.

“Lorcan has been testing and fitting in his A levels the past few months. He is really excited and looking forward to a lot more podiums this year,” explained his father Dermot, who is originally from Ballinorig, in Tralee.

Porsche Motorsport GB enters what could be its most exciting season to date with two established championships welcoming a mix of familiar names and exciting newcomers – including two new teams. Porsche Carrera Cup GB, the fastest single marque GT racing championship in the UK, enters its 19th season which also marks the final year of the 485 hp second-generation ‘Type 991’ 911 GT3 Cup.

Porsche Carrera Cup GB

Porsche Carrera Cup GB retains its traditional position as a key part of the TOCA package, running in support of the British Touring Car Championship. Racing gets underway at Snetterton on 12 / 13 June when a grid of over 20 second-generation ‘Type 991’ 911 GT3 Cup cars will begin a season spread across 16 rounds and eight race weekends.

2021 calendar

12 / 13 June Snetterton Rounds 1&2

26 / 27 June Brands Hatch (Indy) Rounds 3&4

31 July / 1 August Oulton Park Rounds 5&6

14 / 15 August Knockhill Rounds 7&8

18 / 19 September Croft Rounds 9&10

25 / 26 September Silverstone (National) Rounds 11&12

9 / 10 October Donington Park Rounds 13&14

23 / 24 October Brands Hatch (GP) Rounds 15&16

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