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Ryan Hooker Donington Park Porsche report

Essex racing driver, Ryan Hooker dominated proceedings at Donington Park in the final round of the Porsche 924 Championship, coming away with a clean sweep in what he described as 'a dream weekend'. Ryan, the 2002 Porsche 924 Champion, took...

Essex racing driver, Ryan Hooker dominated proceedings at Donington Park in the final round of the Porsche 924 Championship, coming away with a clean sweep in what he described as 'a dream weekend'.

Ryan, the 2002 Porsche 924 Champion, took pole position for Race One by just thousands of a second. The first race saw him in side by side action with Carl Power, who later retired, before pulling away to win the race from Mark Lillington by an impressive 9 seconds. In the process Ryan took the fastest lap.

With grid positions in Race Two determined by the result of Race One, Ryan was once more on pole position and made another blinding start. Leading from start to finish, Ryan pulled out a 4 second lead over second place and once more took fastest lap ensuring a 100% record over the weekend.

"It has been an amazing weekend," says Ryan, "a clean sweep and it means I have finished 3rd in the overall championship even though I haven't been able to compete in all the rounds due to racing in the Formula Palmer Audi series this season!"

It's now a quick turn around for race car instructor Ryan before heading to Silverstone on 25th October to compete in the 53rd Birkett Relay, a 6hour endurance race for sports and saloon cars. Ryan will be competing in a team with three other drivers utilising three race cars including his own Colwood Motorsport prepared Porsche 924.

The Silverstone endurance race will prove good practice as in the coming weeks. Ryan hopes to finalise a drive at the prestigious Bathurst 24hour Endurance race in Australia at the end of November. Famed as the 'Le Mans of Down Under', an outing at Bathurst will see Ryan travel to Australia for the first time to showcase his talents in a bid to enter the GT Sportscar class full time.

-rhr-

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