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Caygill Joins Top Team Redline For Porsche Carrera Cup GB Debut

•    Yorkshire racer Josh Caygill makes full-time return to UK tracks •    Caygill signs with Redline Racing for maiden year in Porsche GB •    Former GT endurance and touring car racer excited for series debut •    Caygill to race in Pro-Am class in UK’s fastest one-make championship


British racing driver Josh Caygill is to make a welcome full-time return to UK track action this year after officially confirming a deal with crack team Redline Racing to contest the prestigious Porsche Carrera Cup GB Championship. Holmfirth’s Caygill, who has competed mostly on the European stage in recent years, is thrilled to be back racing on home ground and especially for an exciting new challenge in the one-make Porsche category with multiple championship winning squad Redline. Gaining plentiful experience across Europe in the Audi Sport TT Cup, Blancpain Endurance Cup and Blancpain Sprint Cup, before making a couple of outings in the British Touring Car Championship in late 2018, Caygill is relishing being back in rear-wheel drive action. Delighted with the performance of the Redline-run 485bhp Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car in testing so far, having enjoyed a couple of runs with the team already, the former motorcycle racer was back in action yesterday, Monday, 16th March, at Silverstone International Circuit as part of the Porsche Carrera Cup GB ‘Media Day’. “It’s fantastic to be back racing full-time in the UK, it’s great for my sponsors and I can’t wait for the season to start”, said Caygill who is backed in 2020 by SMUK, Volkswagen Van Centre Leeds and new sponsor European Shoe Machinery Company, “It’s obviously mega to be with a team as successful, professional and experienced as Redline and I’m really looking forward to working with all the guys. “The Porsche is an awesome car, it’s unlike anything I’ve raced before but testing has gone well so far and I’m feeling pretty confident for the year ahead. Yesterday's test was really good to be fair, I'm really enjoying driving the car. It’s going to be a big new challenge but one I really am looking forward to.” Following his earlier career in motorcycle racing, where he competed successfully in British Superstock 600 and the British Supersport Championship, Caygill made his car racing bow in the UK based Volkswagen Racing Cup in 2013 and continued in the championship the following year – where he was eighth overall – with a dovetailed season in the Volkswagen Scirocco R Cup in Europe. Switching to the Audi Sport TT Cup in 2015, which replaced the Scirocco R Cup, Caygill was 10th in the standings and took a maiden podium at Oschersleben in Germany. Posting a top 10 finish in the title race in 2016, he also raced at the Nurburgring-Nordschleife in the VLN endurance series. In 2017, Caygill made a dream move into the Blancpain Endurance Cup where he raced an Audi R8 LMS Ultra and also made selected outings in the Audi Sport TT Cup – racing to a top five result in the latter on his return to the series at the Red Bull Ring in Austria. He added a further top six during the season finale at Hockenheim in Germany, where he also ‘coached’ Le Mans 24 Hours superstar Tom Kristensen for the ‘Race of Legends’ which took place that same weekend. Moving into the shorter format Blancpain Sprint Cup in 2018, sharing a Bentley Continental GT3 with then team-mate Aron Taylor-Smith, the duo achieved a richly deserved maiden Silver Cup class race victory at Brands Hatch.  Before the end of the season, Caygill switched back to ‘tin top’ action in the British Touring Car Championship where he contested two race weekends in a front-wheel drive MG6. Last year, he made selected outings in the VLN series. Caygill’s debut season in the Porsche Carrera Cup GB Championship is scheduled to get underway at Donington Park in Leicestershire over the weekend 28th/29th March. The 16-race campaign is expected to conclude at Brands Hatch Grand Prix Circuit in Kent on 10th/11th October. Live coverage of the race action season-long will be carried on ITV4 with online streaming at www.itv.com/btcc 2020 Porsche Carrera Cup GB Calendar Rds1&2 – Donington Park Nat. Circuit, Leicestershire – 28th/29th March Rds3&4 – Brands Hatch Indy Circuit, Kent – 11th/12th April Rds5&6 – Thruxton Circuit, Hampshire – 16th/17th May Rds7&8 – Oulton Park Island Circuit, Cheshire – 13th/14th June Rds9&10 – Snetterton 300 Circuit, Norfolk – 25th/26th July  Rds11&12 – Knockhill Circuit, Fife, Scotland – 29th/30th August Rds13&14 – Silverstone Int. Circuit, Northamptonshire – 26th/27th September Rds15&16 – Brands Hatch Grand Prix Circuit, Kent – 10th/11th October



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