Pepe MassotPepe Massot will graduate to the Porsche Carrera Cup with Parr Motorsport for the remainder of the season. The Spaniard will make the mid-season switch to complete the year in the ProAm1 category of the UK’s fastest one make championship. 

Pepe will get his first experience of the new 991 shape GT3 Cup at this weekend’s race at Croft. He will drive Parr’s 30th anniversary chrome and red car hot from it’s success at the hands of Ben Barker, who won round seven at the historic Le Mans circuit.

“Porsche has always been the dream,” said Pepe. “For my father in particular it has been his dream since I started racing, just because of what Porsche means for him. It has always been the ambition for me so we thought about my future and felt that Porsche was the right way to go.” 

“We have experienced a lot of mechanical problems this year and it has not played out as we had hoped. So we looked at the situation and decided to make the switch. We will treat it as a learning year to work with the team and get to know the car. I think I will still have a chance at getting good results in ProAm1 and going for the title. It will be good preparation for a full season in 2015.”

“We’ve been keeping an eye on Pepe for a while,” said Parr team boss Paul Robe. “I was therefore really happy that we could do a deal and get him onboard. The 991 is very different from what he is used to but he’s committed and we’ll work with him so I’m sure he’ll be competitive. He’s an exciting talent and clearly wants to make a name for himself so I think he’ll go well.”