In November 2017, Porsche Centres across the UK were invited to take part in the Porsche Classic Restoracing Competition 2018. Participating Centres were required to source and restore a 986 Porsche Boxster S to race standard, including a historically inspired Porsche racing livery. A novice driver from within each team was selected to race the car at Brands Hatch and Silverstone in the Restoracing Championship.
Porsche Centre Wilmslow worked extremely hard to ensure their car was race-ready and raring to go. The team decided on livery inspired by the legendary Salzburg colour scheme, which truly made the car stand out on the track.
Parts Manager Alistair Nelson was selected to drive at the three race weekends. Alistair has worked at the Porsche Centre Wilmslow for 23 years and had previous racing experience, having completed a number of races in his Porsche 944 S2.
Porsche Centre Wilmslow placed fifth in both races of the first Championship weekend at Brands Hatch GP circuit in May this year. At Silverstone GP circuit in June, the team matched this success, finishing fifth and fourth. The finale at the beginning of September saw the team take to the Brands Hatch Indy circuit where they, once again, achieved fifth across both races.
Our driver Alistair said: “It has been an amazing experience both building and racing the car. The Restoracing project has given us the opportunity to showcase our skills and passion for Porsche. Race Technician Sam Beckett and Crew Chief Geoff Worth have done a fantastic job in producing and running a competitive and reliable race car. We have all enjoyed the experience and look forward to next season.”