Motorsports ambassador and previous Ginetta GT5 champion racing driver Scott McKenna has recently kicked off his 2020 season and this time, he is behind the wheel of a Porsche. Moving to the Porsche Carrera Cup GB is quite the step up for Scott but his talent and determination can no ensure he gets the results. And the start of the season reflects this perfectly...
Race weekend 1 - Donington Park
The first race weekend saw Scott, Redline Racing and EightyOne PowerDrink head off to Donington Park for qualifying and two races. The 2020 competition is full of young promise and experienced drivers alike. Scott swiftly showed he belonged taking a P4 finish thanks to an excellent defensive performance.
Race 2 and with Scott still laser-focused, he began the race in P1. However, as we have said, this 2020 season is full of talented drivers and after some more good defending from Scott, P2 was secured after Porsche Scholarship driver Harry King took P1. A fantastic first weekend for Scott!
“Who would have thought we’d end up with a podium on our first Carrera Cup weekend? I'm so relieved and happy for everyone that we were able to bring it home in P2. A phenomenal race. Sure, we have some work to do to ensure we win the championship but that is what it is all about. I’m over the moon!”
Race weekend 2 - Brands Hatch
Going into the second race weekend Scott was excited to get back out there and show everyone what he is made of. At only 18 years old, Scott is one of the youngest drivers on the grid and is keen to prove he has what it takes. The second race weekend was the first time Scott had ever seen Brands Hatch, so he already knew there would be some work to do. Scott began the race in P6, moving up to P5 until a mistake from another driver pushed him into the gravel only to rejoin the track in P14.
Race 2 was on the horizon and Scott was even more determined to make up for the pain he felt in race 1. A P13 start was far from ideal, however as Scott always does, he persistently worked his way up the grid to P7. History then repeated itself as another mistake from the same driver pushed him into the gravel and he found himself bumped down the board to P9.
“It was a scruffy race for most drivers, not something you’d expect from Porsche Cup. As a team, we’ve learnt and adapted very quickly to a new track. Both the car set up and myself as a driver have come a long way this weekend, unfortunately, we just don't have the results to show for it.”
Scott will be back behind the Porsche wheel on 20th August at Oulton Park. If you’re in the UK be sure to tune in and watch Scott race on ITV4.