Paul Rees signs for Carrera Cup GB with In2 Racing5 months, 1 week ago
Former single-seater racer Paul Rees is the latest high-profile driver to confirm plans to contest the 2014 Porsche Carrera Cup GB. Rees will spearhead the In2 Racing squad as he makes a move into sports and GT racing.
Rees (27) progressed up the single-seater ladder from Formula BMW into Formula Renault, Formula Palmer Audi and then into the FIA Formula 2 Championship in 2010. He has not raced regularly for several seasons and didn’t race at all in 2013 while concentrating on his work as a road car development driver.
"I had a great opportunity to come back to racing, and sports and GT racing is now my career focus," said the Oxford-based driver. "I want to make my mark in the Carrera Cup and I want to challenge Michael Meadows. He’s going to be the man to beat and it is great to have a benchmark like Michael."
Rees will head the In2 Racing team as it mounts a very strong challenge and he will work on data with the team’s other drivers, including Will Goff. "In2 is a really dedicated team," said Rees, who had a brief run in Goff’s car during the championship media day at Silverstone (18 March). "Everything has come together and I’m very excited: it’s a great package," he said. "In the six laps I did at Silverstone on Tuesday I was on the pace. I’m looking forward to taking the fight to Redline Racing."
Rees had previously done some testing in the previous generation 911 GT3 Cup and says he is keen to add some Porsche Supercup races to his schedule for the coming season. He hopes to step up to the F1-support race series in 2015. Backing for the programme comes from Steria, Ardencom and Optimax.
Team boss Nick Dudfield is delighted to have signed a Pro category driver for his team. "Paul will be an asset to the team and will enable us to push the team forwards," said Dudfield.