A new name to the ranks of the Toyo Porsche Championship, from Borough Green - within spitting distance of Brands Hatch - comes Andy Mollison, who will make his rear wheel drive debut in a Class A Boxster this season. Having grown up watching his Dad's boss compete in a Porsche 911 GT3 in British GT, Andy has wanted to race ever since. He moved over from karting into tin tops in the BRSCC Ford Fiesta Championship in 2013-14, where he became a regular face on their podiums and even picked up a few race wins. He's now looking for a new challenge.
What has been your greatest racing moment to date? "Probably getting a podium at the 24h Paul Ricard in the FIA 24H Series with Preptech UK (see photo). It was my first podium in endurance racing and it was after cruel luck had torn similar potential results away from us in previous events. A big sense of pride and a lot of hard work from all of us to get that result."
What's brought you into the BRSCC Porsches? "So far I've only raced in front-wheel drive machinery, I want to give rear wheel drive a try, and the BRSCC Porsche series is a great cost-effective choice for doing just that."
"I've missed proper race weekends too, with proper qualifying and races once a month. Endurance racing is different where the events are more spread out through the year, and there's a bit less sense of competition. Everyone is hugely competitive of course, but you're never in a direct fight on the same part of the track with your competition, and I miss that."
What's your ambition for the season ahead? "To feel confident with the car, obviously would like to say to go and get podiums, but one step at a time!" I get the feeling, Andy is going be one to watch.
It's hard to believe that there's a cost effective Porsche racing series - but this successful championship really is!