Mark Cowne at Silverstone2012 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Class Two runner up Mark Cowne will return to the championship for a full year with Parr Motorsport in 2013. Cowne, owner of the Kruger Cowne talent agency, started competing last year in a 996 before purchasing a Class One 997. Mark made the decision to move over to Parr Motorsport in time for the second half of the season and really began to find his stride with the new car.

“I’m delighted to be racing again with Parr Motorsport,” said Mark “The help and support they gave me during my first year in 2012 was immeasurable. Working closely with the team will greatly help me progress with my driving skills and hopefully enable me to reach a higher position in the championship this year.

“It’s great that Mark is continuing with us for 2013,” said Parr team boss Paul Robe. “2012 was a bit disjointed running different cars with different teams but now he’ll have a platform on which he can build and gain consistency. We’re looking forward to working with him again and we’re hoping for competitive year.”

The competitive spirit in Mark has been ignited and he is confident that the stability of running with one team in a car he now knows, on tracks that he has driven before will only help his progress.