Ryan to move up a class in Porsche racing

PUBLISHED: 09:35 28 April 2017

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Wedmore racing driver Ryan Cullen is to move up a class next season and race in two series in his Porsche.

Porsche GT3 Middle East Cup champion Ryan Cullen has been given the chance to prove himself at the next level.

The 25-year old will be joining Christoff Huber’s Race Union team for a tilt at the Porsche Mobil1 Super Cup and the German Cup.

Just a week after Cullen lifted the title in Bahrain, he announced he will step up into the higher class and race in both series simultaneously.

Cullen, from Wedmore, said: “The Super Cup and the German Cup are the pinnacle of the Porsche racing series. There is some serious talent in the class and I am excited to be going up against these guys next season.

“But I have had a great season in the Middle East Cup and my confidence is high, so I am just going to get my head down, work hard alongside the team and give it my best shot.”

Competing in both series will mean that Cullen will have little time off over the summer months.

He added: “The two series have been time-tabled so that drivers can compete in the Super Cup as well as the German Cup.

“The chance to drive the new generation of Porsche is also very exciting and it will mean that I will benefit from driving week in, week out in a fantastic car.

“That track time will only add to my experience and I’m really looking forward to what will be a very busy summer. The new Porsche is super quick with a new 4-litre engine instead of the old 3.8-litre engine and in testing in ideal conditions I’m knocking the best part of a second off lap times compared with the old car.”

Cullen joins Michael Ammelmuller in the Race Union team, which was established by the former Lechner Racing team manager Christoff Huber.

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