Fraser O’Brien will contest the remainder of the 2012 Porsche Carrera Cup GB season after agreeing a deal to join GT Marques.
The 17 year old from Wales had initially intended to contest a full campaign only for sponsorship issues to deny him a chance to do so. However, the entrepreneur persisted with his plans and has managed to raise the budget that will enable him to compete in the remaining ten races of the season.
O’Brien’s first full season of car racing came last season in the Formula Vee championship where he was a regular front runner. Now though he has turned his attention to sportscar and GT racing and is hopeful that he can continue his association with the Carrera Cup series beyond the end of 2012 in an attempt to establish himself as a professional racing driver.
The youngster has already made a big impression on his new team after a test at Donington Park, with GT Marques boss Paul Mace saying: “For a 17 year-old he’s got a very mature head on young shoulders. It’s going to be a steep learning curve, but Fraser is very focused.”
The next round of the Carrera Cup GB will be held at Snetterton on the weekend of the 11th/12th of August.