Johnny Cullan Pro Class Winner:
The final race of the Porsche Club simulator racing Season 7 came to a dramatic and tense conclusion on the 20th December at Sebring.
The Pro Class winner was Johnny Cullan who drove a magnificent race and led from start to finish. He managed to complete the one hour endurance race with just one pit stop which required fuel saving throughout each lap. He did this whilst holding off the hard charging and previous championship winner, Christian Szaruta who took second place in the race and the overall championship.
Johnny said in the post-race interview with Racespot TV that “in some ways this was the hardest race of the season…the fuel strategy was so borderline that it was very mentally challenging as well as physically hard.” And when asked about his championship long competition with Christian Szaruta he said “You always want someone to battle with during the season, and Christian certainly did this! There was so many different ways this championship could have gone.”
Johnny took the championship by 1 point over Christian, with Austin Greatorex taking third spot.
In the Amateur class, Ryan Penny took the overall title followed by Alastair Hatcher and Gilles Gardner. Ryan said in his interview with Racespot “I have been driving in the league since the very first race at Lime Rock in 2020 and I have finally done something! It has only taken 7 seasons, but I am over the moon. I did come into the race thinking I would take it steady, but of course that all went out of the window when the lights went green.”
Ryan Penny Am Class Winner:
This seasons sim racing series visited 8 tracks including Red Bull Ring, Hungaroring, Fuji, Mount Panorama, Detroit, Zandvoort and Le Mans. The race formats were either the shorter sprint and feature races or one hour long endurance races. This combination proved a real challenge for the drivers, especially with the very challenging tracks chosen.
The car choice was the 992 GT3R, which will be used in the real world FIA WEC Endurance Championship in 2024. The series was broadcast by Racespot TV. Chaz Draycot, Peter MacKay and Paul Smith have been this seasons commentators and have done a fantastic job bringing the races to life for spectators.
Porsche Centre Chester, Mydas Simulation and Derbyshire Holiday Homes were the seasons sponsors, and have provided some fantastic prizes for the winners, including a day at the Porsche Experience Centre at Silverstone, a Porsche branded watch, wallet and vouchers for each category.
If you want to get involved in the next season of the championship, you can find the contact details for the organisers on the PCGB website here, or join the PCGB Sim Racing channel on Discord. It is a very accessible way into the world of Porsche and experiencing the thrill of racing on some of the most iconic tracks in the world.