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Aircharge's Liquorish set for Le Mans

Jun 10, 2014

 

Aircharge's Liquorish set for Carrera Cup race at Le Mans

Porsche Carrera Cup GB racer Steven Liquorish says that racing at Le Mans next month will be an amazing experience as the Carrera Cup GB joins with the Carrera Cup France as a support race to the world-famous 24-hour race on Saturday 14 June.

As Porsche returns to compete at the top level of sports car racing, the traditional support race to the 24 Hours will feature the latest version of the iconic, rear-engined 460 hp 911 race car. Competitors from the British and French Carrera Cups will compete on the famous French race track in front of hundreds of thousands of fans gathered for what is arguably the most iconic race in the motor sport calendar.

With 16 overall victories, Porsche is the most successful manufacturer in Le Mans history. This year, Porsche returns to Le Mans with the factory-run 919 Hybrid sports prototype race car in the top LMP1 category.

Carrera Cup Pro-Am2 contender Liquorish has at least driven the circuit, albeit at low speed. “I have actually driven the track. I went to the Le Mans Classic as part of an owners’ club and we were able to do a parade track. It was four years ago and ended up being 20 minutes on the track, so we got three laps and I can say I’ve driven it.”

The Team Parker Racing driver has also been a regular visitor to the famous venue. “I’ve spectated at the 24-hours a few times and at the Le Mans Classic numerous times. It is a phenomenal place.

“But If I’m honest, I thought racing there was unobtainable because to go and do the 24-hour is pretty much an impossibility these days in terms of budgets and experience,” he said. “So when this came up, like the Porsche Carrera World Cup race at the Nurburgring three years ago, it was a fantastic opportunity.

“I just want to go out and enjoy the whole experience. You have to drive within yourself on a track like this, but you are out there to race. I’m really looking forward to it and it is a level playing field in terms of experience of the track.

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