Andrew claims ‘Insane’ maiden Porsche victory at Thruxton

It never took Andrew Rackstraw long at all to claim his first Porsche Carrera Cup GB victory, when the Cape Town race driver delivered a lights-to flag maiden win in the second heat of the Thruxton, England third round races over the weekend. 

2021 Investchem South African Formula 1600 champion and multiple South African Touring Car race winner Rackstraw moved to England this year and it has not taken him long to make his presence felt in one of the UK’s most important series. 

Andrew qualified fourth and stayed there throughout the first heat. He then went three better to deliver a lights-to flag second heat win to claim his maiden Cup victory with the fastest lap too.

“What an insane weekend!” a delighted Andrew beamed after his win. “Racing at a track I have never driven on before and being able to score a fourth and my first win is a truly incredible feeling and one I will never forget. So a huge thank you to everyone involved for making this unforgettable weekend possible. 

To my JTR Racing team and Jayde Kruger, you guys have been instrumental in your ability to give me the best possible chance to win. To all my sponsors, to my family, my friends and my fans, this win goes out to each and every one of you for all the support. With a little luck, this is only the first of many more victories!”

Andrew’s win sees him shoot up from eighth to fourth overall in the Pro class championship rankings. He also jumps to the top of the rookie points log. There is now a short pause before the fourth Porsche Carrera Cup GB round at Croft 27-28 July.


Issued on behalf of Andrew Rackstraw

What:Porsche Carrera Cup GB Round 3 Report
Where:Thruxton, England
When:8-9 June 2024

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