TMS Car Storage based in Stratford Upon Avon have announced an exciting partnership with Dino Zamparelli for the 2019 season in the British GT Season. Zamparelli recently announced his plans to compete in a Pro-Am pairing with Chris Car and team GT Marques in the exciting British GT race series, in a brand new Porsche Cayman Clubsport. The car recently had its first taste of on track action, as it appeared at the official British GT Media Day at Donington Park.
UFI Filters, a leader in filtration and thermal management, has announced its first-time sponsorship of Dino Zamparelli for the 2019 season of the British GT Championship. Dino Zamparelli is making his return to the GT Marques team, the specialist manufacturer belonging to Porsche Club Motorsport, after he finished second with the outfit in the 2016 Porsche Carrera Cup GB. Dino will make his British GT Championship debut in the brand-new Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport, which will be emblazoned with the UFI Filters brand.
Dino Zamparelli and Chris Car will make their British GT Championship debut this season in the brand-new Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport, which also makes its first appearance in the UK, with experienced outfit GT Marques. Chris continues his foray into motorsport having raced Radicals and a range of GT cars previously and will work closely with Dino to challenge himself in the UK’s premier endurance racing championship.
Having spent 4 years in the Carrera Cup, and after announcing that my 2019 year will take a new direction (to be announced tomorrow) I thought what better way to look back at the last 4 years with ‘my favourite 5 overtakes’ in the series. A tad self absorbed, well in fact really self absorbed, and of course, a few drivers will have bragging rights over me at times…but who cares, looking back on some highlights is fun and great to share. I’ve listed them out from 5th to 1st, with an explanation of each moment and my thoughts.
Dino Zamparelli was dealt the toughest of blows as he spun out from the lead of the penultimate Carrera Cup race at Brands Hatch, as coolant/oil from a competitors broken radiator caused the Nationwide racer to spin whilst dominating proceedings.
Dino Zamparelli took another step forward in his quest to take the Porsche Carrera Cup Championship title, by qualifying on pole and dominating the first race at Silverstone over the weekend. He backed this up with a 5th place and solid points in race 2’s ‘reverse grid’ race, to take an 8 point margin over his title rival Tio Ellinas, going into the final rounds at Brands Hatch in a fortnight.
When I was 19 years old, I posted an on-board video clip of me driving at Spa in the rain, in a Formula 2 racing car. It was about 30 seconds long and had one vital moment in it which made it a viral video. About a week after posting, it had been shared, and shared and shared. To the point where online papers, online racing magazines and popular social media accounts were all sharing the video. Famous other drivers were giving their comments and mostly admiring the reaction speed I showed. But the question that always gets asked is, was it luck, or was it skill?
Dino Zamparelli put in two solid displays at Knockhill in Scotland to come away with another point in the title race, against rival Tio Ellinas. With adverse weather playing a significant role for Sunday's two races, Zamparelli showed class and maturity to stay ahead of his rival in race 1, before keeping him honest in race 2.
Dino Zamparelli claimed a superb race one victory in his Nationwide Crash Repairs-backed Porsche to regain the championship lead from rival Tio Ellinas. Having competed over 100 laps of the 2.969 mile Snetterton circuit during testing on Wednesday he went into the weekend feeling confident after the traditional mid-season break.
Nationwide Accident Repair Services-backed driver Dino Zamparelli experienced a torrid weekend at Oulton Park in Cheshire, but managed to salvage some points as the championship heads into its mid-season break.