Chris DymondParr Business Partner Club backed driver Chris Dymond will return to the Porsche Carrera Cup GB this weekend (28th-29th April) for rounds 5-6 of the championship at Thruxton, Hampshire.

Dymond will return to the cockpit of his Parr Motorsport run car, having been forced to miss the Donington Park rounds of the championship due to an ear infection. “I’ve been itching to get back into the car since straight after race 2 at Brands finished. Naturally being forced to watch Donington from the sidelines was a bitter disappointment, but on the flip side it has meant I’ve had that extra time to prepare for Thruxton over everyone else; I’m really fired up!”

Thruxton is the UK’s fastest circuit with average speeds approaching 120mph around the 2.35mile circuit and presents a unique challenge for drivers with its high speed sweeping curves and limited testing time at the venue. “It’s a great circuit, there’s nothing else like it anywhere in the world, and it’s essentially the same as it was 40 years ago. It is a bit of an anomaly as we only get to come maybe once a year when we race, as testing is so limited. Because of that I’ve been spending a lot of time working in simulators getting in as many laps as possible which is so important especially as we go straight into qualifying on Saturday. I really think I will have an edge on everyone there.”

After a successful debut weekend in the opening rounds of the championship at Brands Hatch, Kent, Dymond is aiming to build on that performance.

“The second race at Brands is where we are, fighting through from a tough qualifying session to finish 6th was a great performance and now for the rest of year I’m going to build on that with sights firmly set on podiums and race wins!”

Track action for the Porsche Carrera Cup GB starts on Saturday with qualifying taking place at 14.40.

Both races take place on Sunday with round 5 at 10 a.m. and round 6 starting at 1500.

Round 6 of the championship will be shown live on ITV4 and ITV4HD at 1500 with round 5 highlights due to be played during the day with time TBA.

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Photo by Tom Dymond