ARCHIE HAMILTON -- HIGH EXPECTATIONS FOR SECOND HALF OF SEASON Archie Hamilton has set himself a tough goal for the rest of the season expecting to take class wins and overall podium finishes in the Porsche Carrera Cup GB. The 19 year old from...
ARCHIE HAMILTON -- HIGH EXPECTATIONS FOR SECOND HALF OF SEASON
Archie Hamilton has set himself a tough goal for the rest of the season expecting to take class wins and overall podium finishes in the Porsche Carrera Cup GB. The 19 year old from Basingstoke is competing in his first full season outside single seaters and has exceeded expectations by taking class podiums and consistently finishing in the top five despite strong rivals competing in the ProAm1 class this year.
From his motor racing outset Archie has set his sights on following in his grandfather's footsteps by winning at Le Mans and the last four months has seen him catapulted towards achieving his goal. He seized the opportunity to compete in the Porsche Carrera Cup race supporting the Le Mans 24 Hours and got his first taste of the legendary track as well as a Junior Class podium.
Archie's immediate focus is back in Britain with the remaining ten rounds of the British Carrera Cup and his fight for more trophies.
"I'm very pleased that I've managed to improve as quickly as I have. It's involved a lot of learning and there's still plenty more to come but it's great to have picked up trophies before the mid-season break in such a tough series. I didn't know what to expect at the start of the season and to be fighting in the top ten is really good. I just want a win and an overall podium now which is going to be very tough.
"To have competed at Le Mans has just made my dream seem so much closer and I'll be doing everything I can to get there as soon as possible. The Porsche Carrera Cup has been a great start and over the next few months we'll be assessing the best option for next year. It could be that we choose to stay where we are for another season but I'm hoping to test in LMP2 with a view to competing in the Le Mans Series and at Le Mans if I'm going to be equipped for that."
Stuart Hall, Driver Coach:
"I've been working with Archie for a year now and it's been very rewarding helping him progress. I'm hoping that my skills and guidance will help him achieve his goal. I see no reason why he won't continue to impress the motorsport world."
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