Motorbase Performance duo Lewis Plato and Dan Vaughan are all set to take on the world-famous Silverstone GP circuit this coming weekend, as the Porsche Carrera Cup GB heads to the ‘Home of British Motorsport’ for rounds 11 and 12 (August 31/September 1).
Plato arrives at the Northampton circuit second in the overall championship standings. Hunting down more victories to add to his win from Croft earlier this year; the 26-year-old needs to snatch a solid haul of points to keep his title-winning hopes alive.
Vaughan will be hoping to build on his impressive performance from Thruxton just two weeks ago. The New-Forest-based racer displayed flashes of exciting pace over the weekend, but struggled to convert that into strong results, and the Motorbase man is keen for a rostrum return as the season picks up pace.
The Motorbase crew enjoyed a successful test on the 3.66mile GP circuit earlier in the month, and both drivers are keen to convert those learnings into silverware during the weekend’s double-header.
#11 Lewis Plato:
“I’ve raced that weekend before. I’m looking forward to it. It’s great to see all of the GT and LMP cars racing. It’s different to the TOCA weekend which gets huge crowds and is a real event, whereas I feel the WEC is more for enthusiasts. But it’s lovely to be racing there and on the full GP circuit. The Porsche needs somewhere you can stretch its legs. There are plenty of places to overtake so it offers up far more opportunities during a race.
“We tested there recently and I think it’s just trying to improve the car in little increments. We’re in a good position already, but those tiny bits can be the difference to getting the wins. On paper we’re quite a way off the championship lead, but its motorsport and anything can happen. I don’t think you can ever really say it’s over until the last flag drops. We’ve just got to treat every weekend the same, keep chasing for the wins.”
#55 Dan Vaughan:
“It’s a big weekend for sure. Every driver wants to race on as big a stage as possible. I’m really looking forward it. It’s a circuit that the people who have done the Super Cup before have a massive advantage on. So I don’t really know what to expect. But I came into Thruxton blind and we had a good start.
“The team have done a great job all season, I just hope that we can get a little rub of luck and get the results we deserve at the weekend.”