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Nicholls & Clarke sponsors Silverstone racer

Nicholls & Clarke sponsors Mark Cole as he competes in the 2015 Porsche Carrera Cup GB for the company’s 140th year anniversary celebrations.

Nicholls & Clarke sponsors Silverstone racer

Cole took fourth place in the second race during rounds 13 and 14 of the Porsche Carrera Cup GB. In both races Mark compete in the Pro-Am1 category in the N&C supported Porsche 911 GT3 Cup.

Nicholls & Clarke Group backed Cole’s programme as a celebration of company’s 140 years in business. Mark is racing with the standard-setting Parr Motorsport team, and the race weekend at Silverstone was the seventh of eight events this season.

Cole said: “I got caught out when Stephen Jelly came back on at Becketts after his first off and he caused me to ease off the gas as he re-joined the track directly in my path! That let my Pro-Am1 rival Jack Falla past and I was frustrated and tried an over-ambitious manoeuvre at Copse and spun out.

“In race two I made a good start and got up to ninth but then got side-swiped by Ignas Gelzinis at Becketts on opening lap. I recovered with only one place lost and then Jelly got punted by Daniel Morad and he went off and speared back into the pack, directly in my path! I had to brake to avoid contact and two Pro-Am1 racers, Jordan Witt and Daniel McKay, went past each side! That’s how it remained then for the rest of the race, as the cars are so evenly-matched.”

The Porsche Carrera Cup GB season concludes with rounds 15 and 16 at Brands Hatch in Kent over the weekend of October 10th.

About Fiona Russell-Horne

Group Managing Editor across the BMJ portfolio.

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