Ryan to race at Silverstone

PUBLISHED: 15:05 12 July 2017 | UPDATED: 15:05 12 July 2017

Ryan Cullen.

Ryan Cullen.

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Wedmore racing driver Ryan Cullen is racing at Silverstone as a support race to the Formula 1 Grand Prix.

Racing enthusiasts can ride with Somerset driver Ryan Cullen as he takes on Silverstone in this weekend’s Porsche Mobil1 SuperCup series – the support race to the Formula 1 Grand Prix.

Cullen, aged 26, will have the racecam fitted to his Walter Lechner Racing Porsche GT3 car for practice tomorrow (Friday), qualifying on Saturday and the race itself on Sunday.

Viewers can watch every move throughout the weekend via the Porsche SuperCup website and Facebook page.

Cullen, who won the Porsche GT3 Middle East Cup earlier in the year, said: “The racecam will be fitted to the roof of my car and will give people an insight into just how exciting this form of racing is.

“This is the Champions League of Porsche racing because it brings together the champions from all over the world to pit their skills against each other. Fractions of a second cover the top 20 drivers and it means that you cannot make any mistakes on your qualifying lap otherwise you’ll be right down the grid.

This week at Silverstone will bring back some unforgettable memories for Cullen, from Wedmore, Somerset, whose first outing to the Northamptonshire track was 1999 when Michael Schumacher broke his leg in a crash at Stowe corner.

Cullen added: “I was eight years old and really into my motorsport and I remember it as if it was yesterday watching the F1 cars racing as well as the support races. I always dreamed of being out on the track and 18 years later here I am fulfilling that dream as part of the Porsche Mobil1 SuperCup series.

“It will also give some of my supporters the chance to follow me both at the track and through the racecam via Facebook and the website.”

In his first full year, Cullen currently stands 10th in the Germany Cup and 15th in the SuperCup series.

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