Chesterfield's Seb Perez gears up for a return to racing
Chesterfield's race ace Seb Perez has announced his race plans for the start of the 2021 season, starting this coming Easter weekend (2 - 3 April) at Donington Park.
The 21 year old will take part in the Historic Masters Weekend in a 1965 Porsche 911 at the Leicestershire circuit before he moves onto the European 2 Litre Cup, a pre-eminent one make historic racing series for pre-66 Porsche 911s.
Porsche racing and rallying is no stranger to Perez, during 2018 and 2019 he competed in the Porsche Carrera Cup Great Britain that saw him take the Pro-Am title. He has competed during the last year in a rally prepared Porsche 911 on the roads in Europe that has seen him bring home more silverware.
Perez said: “I am thoroughly looking forward to this series, I have driven a similar pre-66 911 before and enjoyed every minute of it. The car is totally different to the modern day machinery I have been racing over the past few years but I’m up for the challenge, it’s a car you have to be focused on.”
Perez will be joined by his long term racing team mate George Gamble, with both drivers have their sights on winning the championship, with their vast previous motorsport experience they have behind them.
Driving a pre-66 Porsche 911 racing machine will be totally different to obne of the modern day Carrera Cup supercars. Built by Chesterfield based racing outfit Dansport, the short wheelbase 2.0 litre 911 is a car that you drive with your whole body.
The 2 Litre Cup race series in its fourth year as seen more than 100 drivers take part to race in the closely fought grids that attract between 35 and 40 all of the same car. Races of 90 minutes duration with for one or two drivers competing, with a mandatory pitstop between the 35 and 55 minutes. Technical regulations have been carefully evolved taking into account the requirements of the FIA and the competitor.
The introduction of an Elite and Gentleman driver categorisation aims to recognise that modern historic racing features not just paid professional drivers but also highly experienced and expert racers who have applied time and budget to race.