Welsh-born racing driver, Andy Meyrick, perhaps best known in motorsports to date as a sports prototype driver for teams such as Aston Martin Racing and as reigning Historic Group C Champion, is to make his debut next weekend (11-12th August) in the Porsche Carrera Cup GB.
The Cheshire resident, 26, will be entered in the Pro category for the remaining five rounds of the 2012 series with Team Parker Racing thanks to the invaluable support of LINDBERG, the Danish luxury eyewear designers and manufacturers.
Meyrick last week tested the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car which he will be racing at Snetterton, Norfolk, Knockhill in Scotland, Northamptonshire’s Rockingham and Silverstone, and Brands Hatch in Kent. Apart from Knockhill Meyrick is familiar with the British circuits thanks to his years in single-seater racing and he is thrilled to be racing again in the UK.
“I’m genuinely really excited about this opportunity,” enthused Andy. “The Porsche Carrera Cup GB is a really class championship and it always produces some tight and entertaining racing. It will be tough coming in half way through the year and racing against some Porsche specialists, but I’ll give it everything I’ve got. I’m looking forward to doing some sprint racing again after the last few years in endurance racing, and it’s been a while since I raced at these UK circuits.
“It’s a real pleasure to be associated with LINDBERG, representing them in the UK. I think there’s a lot of synergy between their company, which produces high-end, luxury fashion eyewear, and Porsche which holds such a special and iconic place in the luxury car market. I hope that, through the platform of the Porsche Carrera Cup GB, I can help bring more exposure to the LINDBERG brand in the UK.”
Meyrick has raced in North America and Europe in recent years, and his most recent outing was at the 24 Hours Spa/Blancpain Endurance Series in a McLaren MP4-12C GT3 for Gulf Racing UK.