Stowmarket’s Josh Webster relishing new season racing in Porsche Carrera Cup GB

Josh Webster, right, and Red Line manager Simon Leonard

Josh Webster, right, and Red Line manager Simon Leonard - Credit: Archant

Suffolk racing driver Josh Webster admits he still has to pinch himself as his life in the fast lane progresses to the Porsche Carrera Cup GB this season.

The Stowmarket ace has signed with Redline Racing and will compete at such prestigious tracks as Le Mans, in the support event to the famed 24-hour endurance race, Silverstone and Brands Hatch.

This comes following a memorable 2013 when the 20-year-old competed at some of the world’s best racing venues, representing Status Grand Prix in the GP3 Series, rubbing shoulders with the planet’s best drivers in the Formula One support event.

“It’s difficult to say where I am at in terms of my performance and I will be able to give a more reliable answer after some testing, which begins on March 18,” said Webster, whose new team-mate is Carrera Cup defending champion and 2012 winner Michael Meadows.

“I would be disappointed not to get some podiums and a couple of wins in my first year and as a racer, you want to do the best you can.

“As long as I can secure some good finishes and build on them, and learn from the experience, then I will be happy.”

The season begins on the weekend of March 29-30 at Brands Hatch, while the opportunity to race at Le Mans in June is one the Suffolk racer can’t wait to add to his portfolio.

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“I am looking forward to Le Mans and then taking in the atmosphere of the main event, although last year will take some beating,” he said.

“I have to pinch myself every day and it’s important in my position that I don’t forget how far I have come in a relatively short space of time, I am a very lucky boy.

“It wasn’t the best of years for me in terms of results but being able to race flat-out at Spa is something I will never forget, while being able to see the history of a track like Monza and race at venues such as Abu Dhabi was unbelievable.”