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GVR Newsletter - Porsche Festival, Brands Hatch - Wednesday 08 September 2004
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8th September 2004

Porsche Festival logo Brands Hatch: 29-30 August

Club R1 re-start
The first Porsche Club Championship race eventually gets underway after two red flag re-starts.
Michelin Porsche Club Championship:
Rounds 9 & 10

The Michelin Porsche Club Championship saw the 968CS of Chris Egginton snatch pole, but with just one second splitting the top 10 cars, the Porsche Festival crowds were guaranteed close racing.
Club returnee Tony Brown [911 RS] had a cracking start, only to have to repeat this twice more when the race was red-flagged due to cars going out at Paddock Hill bend. Eventually the race was started without incident, but was cut back to a 16 lap sprint.
The 968's of Egginton and Peter Morris battled with Browns teammate Ian White [Carrera] for 2nd, allowing Brown to make a break. The three were split by just 0.3 as they crossed the line. 
Class 2's Tom Segrue had a magnificent qualifying session to claim 3rd on the grid, only to retire in the second restart with engine problems. The Class was won by the Carrera 3 of Rob Williams.
Race 2 on Monday saw cars starting from their finishing positions in race 1. This put two 911's on the front row for the first time this season. Egginton's 968CS had a poor start dropping back to 9th. While Brown, White and Morris broke away to battle for the lead. White took the lead on lap 2. Morris then made a move on both the 911's through Druids on consecutive laps to take a lead he wouldn't give up from lap 11 of the 40 minute race, despite a pace car outing 10 minutes from the end.
Egginton salvaged 4th after passing Mark Lillington [968CS] and the Class 2 battle of Richard Lambert & Rob Williams. Lambert collected the Class 2 win.
Class 3 was once again dominated on both days by the 944 of Fraser Robertson.

Read Club race reports submitted from Brands
 your driver / team race report

Peter Morris
Peter Morris makes a quick get away from the 911's of
Ian White & Tony Brown after the pace car incident.

Young/Westbrook GT3
The GT3 of Jason Young and Richard Westbrook
that won the Bill Taylor Memorial Race.

Michelin Porsche Open Series
Rounds 9 & 10:

Jason Young and Richard Westbrook's Carrera Cup GT3 won the Bill Taylor Memorial race held at the Brands Hatch Porsche Festival just two laps from the end of the one hour race.
Richard Chamberlain's 935, being shared with Josh Sadler had dominated the race, but rain shortly before the end gave the GT3 enough of an advantage to be able to claim the win. The GT3 RS of Gerald Harrison, partnered by ex-F1's Slim Borgudd took a well deserved 3rd on the road.

Class 3's Ragdan El-Akabi [RS] won the Bill Taylor Handicap Trophy. On the road Class 3 was won by the 911 of John Allen, partnered by John Bussell.
Class two was won by the GT3 of Craig Rapp & Robi Bernberg, with 5th on the road. In Mondays 40 minute Porsche Open race Richard Chamberlain returned in winning form and lead from lights to flag, with only the 993 GT2 of Peter Cook finishing on the same lap.
A highlight of the race was the battle between the GT3's of Craig Rapp and Rod Carman. Rapp lead right up until a mistake on the last lap gave Carman the opportunity to sneak past to take 3rd on the road and 1st in Class 2.
Wayne Jackson [944 Turbo] put in a storming drive from the back of the grid to finish 2nd in Class 3 and 9th on the road. Class 3 was won by the 993 Super Cup of Paul Howells.

Read Open race reports submitted from Snetterton
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Rapp & Carman
Craig Rapp & Rod Carman battle in Porsche Open

Picture galleries
Keith Neilson has submitted some stunning photographs from the Porsche Festival '04; such an amazing selection to choose from!

We hope you'll enjoy the track & paddock pictures featured on the gallery pages.

It's such a shame that we have more fantastic pictures than we could possibly include in the gallery. If drivers would like to purchase photographs as a memento of the Porsche Festival '04, see the deal below.

Club photo gallery  I     I  Open photo gallery  I

Photo CD offer...
For just 30 GBP you can purchase a photo CD with high quality pictures taken by Keith Neilson of your car qualifying and racing at the Porsche Festival.
If you prefer a selection of prints, just ask for details and prices. 
Contact via
e-mail to Keith or Kate.

Porsche Festival '04
Purchase a photo-CD of your car
at the Porsche Festival '04

Other news...

Timetable: Brands Hatch 18-19 September
The provisional timetable for the next rounds of the Michelin Porsche Club Championship and Porsche Open at Brands Hatch is now available.

Porsche Club Timetable  I  Porsche Open Timetable

Well done!
Congratulations to Peter Morris on picking up his fourth Michelin Porsche Club Championship win at the Porsche Festival, along with setting the fastest time for a Porsche Club or 4-Cylinder car during the weekend with a 54.61 - in the last race of the event!
Well done to Chris Egginton for setting pole in the Porsche Club Championship and fastest lap in both Club races.  

Chris & Peter

And finally...

We hope you enjoy the reports, information and photographs on teamgvr.com. If you have any comments or suggestions we're always pleased to get your feedback, or if you're a competing driver or team why not submit your race report or press releases.

Submit a race report  /  Submit a press release for Porsche Racing.Info

After the excitement of the Porsche Festival '04, we're back at Brands again soon. See you there!

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