In the British Brands Hatch circuit has started a new season of the Porsche Carrera Cup UK. After scoring the title in the Pro-Am1 category last season, Víctor Manuel Jimenez debut today in the professional category with his team, the Redline Racing, signing two separate fifths that placed him fourth overall with 48 points.


The Brands Hatch Indy track is definitely the most difficult circuit for overtaking due to the lack of slow curves and its short track (less than two kilometres). Therefore, the classification is vital to achieve good results. The water conditions and the strategy didn’t allow him to improve his times and he had to settle for seventh place in both races.

At the start of the first race Victor committed a small mistake which forced him to climb from behind , passing riders each lap to finish in a creditable fifth place and running to be the sensation of the race for amateurs who are not accustomed to see a lot of overtaking at this track.

Wanting to compensate the mistake in the morning session, in the second race he made a great start winning three positions and passing fourth on the first lap. Around the middle of the race, as the first and second driver were fighting for the victory, Victor did it for the third place which was occupied by Jake Hill, but with Josh Webster pushing behind, he had to give him the position because of problems with the tires, which were quite damaged after the first round. In the closing laps he was forced to slow down to cool them so they could finish the race, knowing how to manage well the distance with the sixth driver.

The balance is very positive” – says Victor. “I’m satisfied because I was better than I expected, although I have to keep working to adapt myself even better to the new car and the pace of the Pro, which is much more competitive and demanding.”

Rounds 3 and 4 will be played on April 20th in one of the legendary tracks in the UK, Donington Park.