Josh Webster hopes to learn from champion Meadows

Josh Webster, the 2014/2015 Porsche Carrera Cup GB scholar, aims to learn from new teammate, Michael Meadows after the duo signed for crack Porsche 911 squad, Redline Racing ahead of the 2014 Carrera Cup GB season.

While this season marks the introduction of the 991 GT3 Cup car into all national Carrera Cup series, levelling the playing field for all drivers, Webster believes that Meadows’ 997 experience will be a huge help as the 20-year-old begins his first season in GT racing.

“With Michael Meadows being my teammate it’s a good chance to learn as much as I can from someone so experienced,” Webster explained to Total 911. “This year is new in many way for me and while Michael hasn’t driven the new car, I’m sure I’ll be able to gain a lot from him.”

Josh, who won the Porsche Scholarship prize, will continue to be supported by Nine Group in 2014.
Josh, who won the Porsche Scholarship prize, will continue to be supported by Nine Group in 2014.

Meadows, who rejoins the Cleveland-based team after a year at the GT Marques-run Samsung Smart Motorsport outfit, will be looking for his third straight title in the series this season, and it is this success that helped convince Webster Redline Racing was the team for him.

“A scholarship driver and a two-time championship winner should be quite a cool partnership for the Redline team,” enthused Josh. “Michael is one of the best teammates I could have found; I just need to be a sponge and work really hard with him to improve myself.”

With just ten days between Josh’s first experience of the 991 Cup car at the official media day on 18 March and the first round, Webster (who is supported by Nine Group) will undertake an extensive testing plan to bring him up to speed ahead of the Brands Hatch season opener.

You can read about Josh’s season preparation in the first of his new, regular columns in issue 112 of Total 911, on sale on 27 March.

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