Peter Kyle-Henney claimed his first Porsche Carrera Cup GB ProAm2 win this afternoon at Donington Park. The Hampshire-based driver drove a controlled race to claim top honours whilst team-mate Max Coates had a more fraught Carrera Cup debut. The 20-year-old bogged down badly at the start and dropped to the back of the field by the first corner.

“I tried to put the clutch in to control the wheel-spin but it didn’t quite work out,” said Max. He was able to recover however and enjoyed a mighty come back overtaking a number of cars to finish sixth in the 23 lap race. “The race was brilliant. To come through half the field was good as some people say it hard to overtake in Porsches.”

“I’ll take a lot from the race and there are a lot of positives. I’ve improved my technique and now I’ve got a race under my belt I understand how the tyres work over a race distance so I’m looking forward to tomorrow and hopefully a podium.”

A delighted Peter was clearly getting used to life as a Carrera Cup driver. “It was absolutely brilliant, it felt like proper racing.” Said Peter after having a good tussle with Graeme Mundy. “He got in front of me and as he’s ProAm1 I wasn’t sure of his pace. I shouldn’t have let him past but I was quicker than him so it was a question of hunting him down. Three times I went up the inside of him into the chicane but the last time I braked 20 metres later and really hard and managed to get through the chicane whilst slowing him down enough to allow me to get a good exit.” He then put in a number of consistent laps in second in class until Steve Liquorish lost it at the chicane and handed the win to Peter.

“Peter drove brilliantly to give us a class win," added team boss Paul Robe. “He defended well initially and gave us a good position at the end. So I’m really pleased. Max was unfortunate in his first Porsche start which was a shame but he had a big fight from the back of the grid. He showed his pace in his lap times and it was a really good performance. It’s a rolling start tomorrow so he’ll be able to race from his starting position.”