Ryan captures Porsche GT3 title in Bahrain

PUBLISHED: 14:15 21 April 2017 | UPDATED: 14:15 21 April 2017

Ryan Cullen.

Ryan Cullen.

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Ryan Cullen captured the Porsche GT3 Middle East Cup in the final race of the season in Bahrain.

Wedmore driver Ryan Cullen signed off his Porsche GT3 Middle East Cup season with victory in the final race of the season.

Having secured the title by finishing third in the first race at the Bahrain International Circuit, the 25-year-old put on a real show of class to race away from his rivals in the second race - setting the fastest lap in doing so.

His title was all but in the bag going into the sixth round of races at the Bahrain International Circuit. To lose the title he had to fail to finish, while his nearest rival had to win both races.

But in the first of the two races which supported the F1 jamboree, Cullen drove a mature and conservative race, clinching the title with a race to spare. And with the championship secure, Cullen went on to take first place in the second race and celebrate a phenomenal season.

Victory meant that of the 12 races Cullen has taken part in, he has won eight and only come outside the top three on one occasion.

Speaking after collecting the winner’s trophy, Cullen said: “This was a fantastic team effort throughout and I’m grateful that the guys in the pit were able to be with me at the end of what has been a great year.

“I must also pay tribute to my sponsors who have helped me to get into this position and hopefully there will be more success in the future.

“It’s been a special weekend for me, I started my championship here in November with a win and now I’ve finished on the top step again five months later. I’m going away from the Middle East with huge confidence and will be looking to make the most of this form in Europe this summer.”


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