Nick Staveley will end a five-year break from racing to contest the final two races in the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge GB at Silverstone (6/7 October).
The Oxford racer has been tempted into making a return to racing and was keen to sample the GT3 Cup Challenge before making any plans for 2013. He will join the sibsport performance team for the final race weekend of the GT3 Cup Challenge season.
“I thought I’d stopped racing at the end of 2007, but I kind of miss it,” said Staveley. “I’ve thought about doing something next season and so I’ll do the Silverstone weekend and see how we get on.”
Staveley has raced extensively over the last 20 years, notably in the Marcos Mantis Challenge in 1998/99 and then with the same car in British GT in 2001. He raced in the Porsche Cup in 2002 and then in British GT again before acquiring the ex-Mark Sumpter Carrera Cup car for the 2007 season. He raced that car in the Dutch Supercar Championship and won several races, sharing with Danny Wright. He won the Porsche race at the 2007 Silverstone Classic but has not raced since the end of 2007.
Staveley, who has TV commentator Louise Goodman as a neighbour, was encouraged to return to racing by his friend Mark Cowne, a regular racer in the GT3 Cup Challenge. Another good friend, Tim Harvey, has supplied more encouragement and introduced Nick to the sibsport team.