josh on verge of making history

SNETTERTON, NORFOLK. JOSH WEBSTER OF STOWMARKET RACING IN THE PORSCHE CARRERA CUP, GREAT BRITAIN AS PART OF THE BTCC MEETING AT SNETTERTON. ANL-140308-224232009
SNETTERTON, NORFOLK. JOSH WEBSTER OF STOWMARKET RACING IN THE PORSCHE CARRERA CUP, GREAT BRITAIN AS PART OF THE BTCC MEETING AT SNETTERTON. ANL-140308-224232009
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Josh Webster is confident of clinching the Porsche Carrera Cup GB title to make history in this weekend’s thrilling final showdown at Brands Hatch.

The 20-year-old driver who is based in Mickfield, near Stowmarket, heads to Brands Hatch tomorrow for qualifying for the final two races with a slender four-point lead over former team mate and close friend Michael Meadows.

But despite being under immense pressure, Webster is determined to seal his crowning glory and become the first ever scholar to win the championship.

“I’m confident going into the weekend, it is a circuit I like a lot and so hopefully I can do what is required,” he said.

“It would be incredible to win the title in my first year at this level. We always had a two-year plan with the first being a learning curve, so to be leading going into the final weekend is amazing.

“I am the first scholar to lead the championship and so to win it would just be incredible.

“I haven’t won a championship since 2009 and came close in both 2011 and 2012, so I really want to get that victory.

“Me and Michael are really good friends and I have a lot of respect for him but I’ve been really consistent throughout and I’m hopeful of maintaining that.

“I’ve already shown I can do what most couldn’t in that first year and I’m really happy.

“Whatever happens it has been a great year for myself and has been the most enjoyable one I’ve ever had.”

The final weekend could also herald a double title celebration for Webster after teammate Victor Jimenez and himself secured the teams’ championship for Redline Racing in the penultimate weekend at Silverstone.

With that in mind, the race ace is keen to repay his team as he also sets his sights on the opportunities victory could give him in his next move.

“It would mean a lot to not just myself but the whole team,” added Webster, who is waiting to hear if he succeeded in winning the recent nine-driver Porsche Motorsport International Scholarship shoot-out in Valencia for a €200,000 prize.

“It has been a huge effort from everyone and would mean the world because we are in it together,” he said.

“My ambition is to race in the Porsche Supercup but it is difficult with every step up because of the cost increases.

“This is a massive chance for me to secure my future, taking that step forward would certainly be easier as a champion.”