Nationwide Look to Continue Snetterton Winning Streak With Super Sub Malvern
Nationwide Crash Repairs head to Norfolk for the rounds eight and nine and the second half of the 2017 Porsche Carrera Cup GB season.
The 13-turn, 2.96-mile circuit has been a happy hunting ground for Nationwide, having won a staggering 11 times from 14 appearances. Daniel Cammish claimed a double victory last year but this time Scott Malvern will be behind the wheel. Scott will be only the fourth driver to race in Nationwide colours and will substitute for Dan, who is on Porsche Supercup duties in Hungary the same weekend.
Scott will benefit from a championship group test at the circuit on the Wednesday before the race weekend, allowing him to get useful running time in the car just ahead of his championship debut. Scott has been racing a Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport in the British GT Championship this season and is looking forward to the opportunity of racing in the Carrera Cup GB.
“I’m excited to be working with the championship winning team,” said Scott. “I can learn from Dan and Charlie’s data from previous races and tests so I’m reasonably confident. I’ve never driven the car before so the test on Wednesday will be my first experience of it.”
“We raced at Snetterton [in British GT] earlier this year and I’ve got good experience of racing there. When I raced in Formula Ford I got pole position, three wins and three fastest laps, and I won my first races in Formula Renault there as well. I jumped in the car in a similar fashion, only testing the week before and we won, so hopefully I can have more of the same.”
Nationwide will once again have a prominent presence at the track with the RaceHub on site to greet team members and fans alike. The RaceHub has proven to be very popular and will see Scott visit on Sunday to set at benchmank time on the simulator. People will then be able to see if they can equal or better the time, all whilst raising money for Nationwide’s chosen charity, the Air Ambulance Association.
The cars will hit the track on Friday 28th July for two free practice session at 12:05 and 16:45. Qualifying will follow on Saturday 29th with the two races taking place on Sunday. Race one will have a rolling start at 10:50 with race two being shown live on ITV4 at 16:15.