Shedden Set For Carrera Cup At Knockhill

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Gordon Shedden will make his Carrera Cup GB debut at Knockhill over the weekend of 27/28 August when he drives the car entered by Porsche Cars in association with Team Autosport. It will be only his second race outing of the 2005 season.

For the former BTCC racer, this will be a big weekend as, alongside racing the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car, he will be kept busy in his role of Business Development Manager at the Scottish track. It is a true family business, as Gordon's wife Jillian is company secretary, and father-in-law Derek Butcher owns the circuit.

"It's a mega busy time for Knockhill. But I want to concentrate on doing the best job I can in the Porsche," says Gordon (26), who lives just outside Dunfermline, within 10 minutes’ drive of the Knockhill track. "I'd love to get back into racing full-time, in either the BTCC or GT racing, so the Porsche drive is really important.

"I've never raced a car with rear-wheel drive before; my background is in cars where the engine drives the front wheels," he admits. "The car will be absolutely on it and I certainly know my way around Knockhill, but it'll take a little bit to really get into it. It should be very, very entertaining!"

However, Gordon has an important record to try and maintain at his home track. "I've won in every single car I've ever raced at Knockhill. But to keep the record going in Carrera Cup will take some doing!"

Gordon's first experience of the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car will be during pre-race testing at Knockhill on the morning of Friday, 26 August.

Published 18 August 2005 Melanie Carter

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