Up until now, Steve Soper was listed in the history books as a ‘retired racing driver’, having hung up his helmet in 2001 following…
“How do you solve a problem like Maria?” … A question that may not instantly be burning on the lips of every motorsport enthusiast, but one, all the same, that requires consideration.
It’s a sad day for those of us who’ve followed Tim’s career, initially in British Touring Cars and then for the past 7 years in the UK’s Porsche Carrera Cup, to hear that he’s chosen to step down from racing in the UK’s fastest single-make championship. Tim is one of those unique drivers – a Bear of a man but with the deft touch of watch maker – he could muscle a 911 GT3 Cup around a track extracting every ounce of its potential, whilst keeping something in reserve for the latter stages of a race when worn tyres were hampering his competitors. He will be sorely missed.
Time for a bit of gratuitous car porn for no other reason than it’s Friday evening and sometimes we all need a bit of a lift – in spirits. I make a point of watching as many of Porsche’s single-make Cup championships as possible, keeping track of the Carrera Cup GB which runs as a support series to the BTCC and also the Mobil1 Supercup that supports the majority of Formula One races.
We’ve got some great British Porsche drivers, not least Tim Harvey who won this year’s 2010 Carrera Cup GB, but we’ve also been pretty successful in the premier Mobil1 championship with Sean Edwards, Nick Tandy and last year’s Carrera Cup GB champion Tim Bridgman.
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“Tim Harvey, commentates: ‘that was one of the best pieces of car control I think I’ve ever seen'” – Pete W