Porsche has just given a brand new 991 Carrera S to the man it calles ‘the best private Porsche driver in the world’. And he’s from Great Britain.
Following his first full season in international GT racing, twenty eight year-old Nick Tandy can celebrate winning the Porsche Cup as the best private driver in the world. On the occasion of the Night of Champions on 8 December in the R&D Centre at Weissach, Nick Tandy received the Porsche Cup from Dr. Wolfgang Porsche, the Chairman of the Supervisory Board at Porsche AG.
The Porsche Cup carries a total value of €253,000. Drivers earn points in eighteen Grand Touring and prototype race series worldwide, as well as selected long distance races. Entering the season as reigning Carrera Cup Deutschland champion – no mean feat in itself – Nick raced International GT Open with Marco Holzer in the Manthey GT3 RSR, in a 911 GT3 R in ADAC GT Masters, in ALMS for Flying Lizard and TRG, and in a GT3 R in the British GT Championship.
Part of the prize was a new Porsche 911 Carrera S, after the Briton scored the grand total of 7,510 points across his season. Second-place Raymond Narac received €30,000, while third man Paolo Ruberti went home with €25,000.
Tandy’s story is an emotional one – more of that later – so a big well done on this marvellous achievement. When the flag drops, the bullshit stops: a few racing critics out there might do well to remember that.