Superb drive from Webster at Le Mans

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Josh Webster may have only finished seventh overall in the latest round of the Porsche Carrera Cup GB, but his storming drive at the world famous Le Mans circuit on the weekend of its 24-hour race will live long in his memory.

The race was the seventh round of the Porsche Carrera Cup GB Championship, but featured many guest drivers at the French circuit, meaning Webster finished second behind Ben Barker in the Pro category — one place ahead of championship leader Michael Meadows.

Webster, who lives in Mickfield, near Stowmarket, lined up 15th on the grid before carving his way through the 62-car field.

“That was an unbelievable race,” said Webster. “Massive thanks are due to the Redline team as we made big changes to the car after qualifying.

“Even from the first laps it felt so much better.

“I was really able to challenge and make some awesome moves.”

n Great Finborough’s Oli Basey-Fisher will contest the next round of the Avon Tyres British GT Championship at Snetterton on Sunday.