Porsche ace Webster keeping options open for next season

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Reigning Porsche Carerra Cup champion Josh Webster is contemplating racing on the continent next season.

The 21-year-old speedster is keeping his options open with his two-year Porsche scholarship set to end at the end of the season.

Webster, from Mickfield near Debenham, said: “If possible, I would like to compete in the Porsche Carerra Cup in Germany next year.

“I want to stay with Porsche if I can because I feel I gel with the car really well. It will be all down to budget, money and sponsorship but hopefully we can get a good deal and get some good opportunities.

“The prospect of racing abroad in front of a much wider audience would be a fantastic thing to do.”

The youngster was unable to close the gap on Dan Cammish, who completed a clean sweep of wins in rounds nine and ten at Snetterton during the weekend.

In Sunday’s opening race, Webster was kept at bay by his closest championship rival Cammish, through the first corner.

The pair proceeded to pull away from the rest of the field.

“The first lap was where the race was made,” admitted Webster. “I got a fairly good start but just lacked a little bit of traction.

“Unfortunately I had to defend from Tom Sharp in third and that allowed Dan to pull a couple of seconds in front of me.”

The second race saw Cammish, Tom Sharp and Michael Meadows finish ahead of Webster in fourth spot.

Sharp and Meadows made their moves on the Senna Straight at the start of the race.

They ran three abreast into turn one (Riches) as the pair went around Webster to push the defending champion back from second into fourth place.

Webster’s weekend points haul leaves him second in the overall standings but still 53 points off Cammish in top spot with six rounds still to go.

But he refuses to relinquish his Carerra Cup crown without a fight.

“Time is ticking, but you never know in this sport,” admitted Webster.

“One DNF or a crash and it’s very much game-on again for the rest of the season.

“I’ve just got to try to keep the pressure on as much as I can in the remainder of the season.

“It was great to win in my rookie year last season and I am still beating some respected drivers this season too.”

The next Porsche Carrera Cup GB races will take place at Knockhill, Scotland during the weekend of August 22 and 23.