Motorbase Performance duo Lewis Plato and Dan Vaughan are set to reignite their Porsche Carrera Cup GB title challenge as the fastest single-marque series roars back into action at Croft circuit this weekend (June 15/16).
Fresh off the back of an extended six-week break, the Wrotham-based squad arrives in North Yorkshire in strong title contention. Currently 2nd in the Teams’ championship points, Motorbase Performance is just five points adrift of the top of the table.
With three podiums from four races already under his belt, Plato has enjoyed a superb start to his 2019 campaign. The 26-year-old sits 2nd in the driver standings and is eager to add a maiden race win to his championship tally on the North Yorkshire track.
After stepping up from his rookie Pro-Am season in 2018, Vaughan’s excellent progression in the Pro Class continues. The 22-year-old has scored points in all but one of this year’s contests and was unlucky to have missed out on a podium place from his strong showing last time out at Donington Park.
#11 Lewis Plato:
“It’s been a long break, so I’m looking forward to getting back out in the car this weekend.
“Croft has just been resurfaced, so it will be interesting to see how that affects the times. I’ve only raced there once before. I quite like the track though. It’s fast and bumpy and I’m sure that we’ll get back into the groove quickly come Friday.
“We’ve had a great start to the season so far. I’ve had three second places, so now I think it’s time to move up to the top step and get a win in the bag. We need a strong qualifying result, and then try to keep it clean and tidy in the races. We’re only 7 points off the lead. A good weekend could see us turn that into a points lead.”
#55 Dan Vaughan:
“We were unlucky to come away from Donington Park with the results we did. I think we’re looking good heading to Croft. The pace is there, for sure.
“It would be nice to get a podium or two this weekend but a really solid haul of points would be great for our championship. I’ve never raced at Croft before, so I just need to get out there on Friday and learn the track as quickly as possible.”
Both drivers will get to tackle the newly-resurfaced circuit for the first time during Friday’s test and free practice sessions, before Saturday’s (15 June) 30-minute qualifying session takes place at 15.45.
Sunday (16th June) plays host to both 15 laps races, with round 5 scheduled for 12.45 and round 6 at 16.15. Both races will be broadcast live on itv4, itv4HD and online via the itv4Hub at itv.com/hub/itv4.