Redline Racing Sign Amigos Pair Gamble And Perez For 2019 Porsche Carrera Cup GB
Redline Racing are delighted to announce the signing of two of the most exciting talents in the Porsche Carrera Cup GB for 2019, with reigning Rookie and Pro Am champions George Gamble and Seb Perez joining the team for their second seasons in the championship. Both drivers have become established names in the British Touring Car Championship support paddock in recent years, and their stock continued to rise in 2018 as they pieced together hugely impressive maiden campaigns in the ultra-competitive Carrera Cup GB. Gamble joined the series with a wealth of experience in Ginetta racing, having been a title contender in the Junior series in 2011 before winning the 2014 GT5 Challenge title. After a two year hiatus from racing, he returned as a multiple race-winner in the GT4 Supercup in 2017. The 22 year old from Nottingham was a finalist for the 2018/19 Porsche Junior Scholarship and while he ultimately missed out on the crown, he showcased his huge potential with a superb display last season as he secured three outright Carrera Cup GB race victories and the Rookie honours.
Perez meanwhile, himself a former Ginetta Junior race-winner and GT4 Supercup front-runner, starred on his transition to Porsche competition last year as the 19 year old from Cheshire took twelve class podiums in sixteen races, including six wins, on his way to the Pro Am title. Gamble and Perez join the Redline Racing ranks with headline backing from Amigos Tequila Beer. An instantly recognisable brand in British Motorsport, its unique Aztec-themed brand identity will be showcased with exciting new liveries for 2019. Based in Teeside, Redline Racing are the most successful team in Porsche Carrera Cup GB history, winning the Teams’ and Drivers’ titles on ten occasions each in sixteen seasons, recording over 100 race victories and 300 podium finishes in the championship to date. Simon Leonard – Team Boss: “We couldn’t be more excited to be working with George Gamble, Seb Perez and Amigos this season. George and Seb are two of the most promising prospects in the championship and we’re delighted to have them as part of the team. “George showed last season that he has the pace to be right at the front of the grid and I’m confident he can be a title contender this year, while Seb makes the natural step up to the Pro Class and has the speed and race craft to get into the battle for podium finishes.” George Gamble: “After a good season last year winning the Rookie Championship, I’m really happy to be back on the grid again this season with Redline Racing, along with my team-mate Seb Perez. I hope to be pushing for more wins this season, as well as challenging for the overall title. “This wouldn’t be possible without all my loyal sponsors, Contract Furniture, NCV Sales, Close Brothers Finance and in particular Amigos Tequila Beer, who have been great partners for me and I’m excited to head into our third season together.” Seb Perez: “I’m incredibly happy to be racing with Redline Racing this year for my second season in the Porsche Carrera Cup GB. We’ve had a productive test together already and it’s all looking really positive for the season ahead with Amigos.”
The 2019 Porsche Carrera Cup GB season will be contested over sixteen races, with seven race weekends across the UK with the British Touring Car Championship as well as the opportunity to compete on the support bill of the FIA World Endurance Championship at Silverstone.
Images from Dan Bathie/Porsche GB.