Published: 05:00, 05 May 2022
It’s a dream come true for Deal racer Toby Trice after making the switch to the Porsche Visit Cayman Islands Sprint Challenge.
Trice landed the inaugural Ginetta GT Academy title last year and has decided to switch categories to race a Porsche Cayman GT4 this year. Round one takes place at Silverstone on May 7-8.
“I’m so excited,” he said. “It’s been a bit of a dream of mine to be associated with Porsche because of the prestige of the brand and how the TTR brand aligns itself with Porsche’s own values.
“To be driving a Porsche seems like a huge pinch- yourself-moment. When I started out in rental karts at Buckmore Park, that was obviously a lot of fun, but I never, ever imagined that I’d be strapping myself into a Cayman GT4 Clubsport. It’s so exciting!
“I’m hugely proud of this moment and proud of all of the people that have helped me get to this point, and a huge thank you to everyone.”
There will be much to learn this year for Trice as he tackles 15 rounds of action over six weekends.
“I think it’s going to be an interesting challenge,” he said.
“I’ve got to learn using slick tyres, three new circuits and a mid-engined rear-wheel drive car, which is obviously going to take some adapting to.
“I think it’s going to be a really exciting challenge and I really can’t wait to see exactly where I line up on the grid.
“I’d love to be fighting at the front end for the championship and I think I’ve got what it takes to do that, so watch this space!
“I’m going to be putting in a lot of hard work behind the scenes to be as high up the grid as possible and I’d love to be in contention with the top guys in the pro class at the end of the year.”