Oliphant sets title target for Porsche Carrera Cup

Tom Oliphant
Tom Oliphant

Tom Oliphant will return to the Porsche Carrera Cup Great Britain this year with a title challenge in his sights as he continues his flourishing partnership with reigning champions Redline Racing.

The 2015 Michelin Ginetta GT4 Supercup champion will tackle a second consecutive season in the Carrera Cup GB following a hugely impressive debut campaign in 2016.

A remarkably consistent maiden campaign saw him secure 15 top-six finishes in 16 races and his progress was rewarded with a richly deserved maiden podium finish in the penultimate meeting of the season at Silverstone.

Once again the 26-year-old’s state-of-the-art 460hp Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car will be run by Redline Racing, the most successful team in Carrera Cup GB history, with continued backing from Mulgari Automotive and Horizon Specialities.

The Leamington racer is looking to hit the ground running after keeping sharp over the winter by contesting the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Middle East where he has secured a podium finish in each of the four meetings so far.

He said: “After a long winter competing in the Middle East, I’m delighted to be returning to the Porsche Carrera Cup GB for 2017 with Redline Racing.

“The Carrera Cup is the top one-make series in the country and exactly the right place for me to move up the Porsche ladder.

“2016 was a great first season for us. I learnt a lot and I’m feeling confident I can take that forward to compete for the championship in 2017.

“There will be a lot of tough competition.

“I know most of the front-running drivers from last year are returning, but I’m confident that with Redline I have the right package to fight for the win.”