I’m vintage Porsche 911 racing at Donington Historic Festival this weekend with EB Motorsport and the team’s now three vintage Porsche 911 race cars.
The ’74 3.0 RS and RSR pair are about to head out on track for their qualifying session in FIA Masters Historic Series: World Sportscar Masters, with a race this evening at 6pm.
Other than getting fans in early and making them stay all day, I have no idea why the schedule is set out like that. It’s a long day for the EB boys, getting up at 6am to drive from Yorkshire then hanging around until the evening for track time. Plus the potential to qualify dry and race in the wet. And there’s no practice sessions: it’s assumed you will test there during the year.
I’m staying up at Donington overnight and then tomorrow we have the debut of the team’s 1965 2-litre Porsche 911. First time on circuit for the Tuthill-built 911, so it will be interesting to see how qualifying and the race goes for the new boy. I followed it bring driven hard on the road a few days ago and the Cayenne needed working to keep up: the beauty of power-to-weight ratio.
Donington likes a light, slidey car: I’m expecting some driftworks on track. Will it be flat through the Craner Curves hairpin?!