Harry King concludes stunning campaign with Brands Hatch double
Harry King brought the curtain down on a stunning campaign in the Porsche Carrera Cup GB with a double victory in the season finale at Brands Hatch.
Having wrapped up the championship title at the first attempt in the previous meeting at Snetterton, the Porsche GB Junior driver headed into the weekend looking to end his season on a high – with a solid run in Friday practice seeing him post the second quickest time.
Going into qualifying on Saturday morning, drivers were forced to contend with tricky wet conditions after persistent rain at the Kent circuit, with Harry looking to maintain his impressive run of pole positions.
Setting the pace in the early stages, Harry held provisional pole before rival Scott McKenna edged ahead and although Harry would improve as the clock ticked down, he fell just 0.002s shy of completing a clean sweep of pole positions in his Team Parker Racing run car.
When the opening race kicked off later on Saturday afternoon, Harry wasted little time in getting into the lead of the race as he battled ahead of McKenna on lap one. Easing away from the pack behind, Harry looked to be en-route to another dominant win before the safety car was deployed to recover a car from the gravel at Paddock Hill Bend.
On the restart, Harry found himself under huge pressure from Matty Graham and McKenna in the fight for the win, but when the two team-mates behind him collided on the final lap, Harry was able to wrap up another victory to add to his tally.
Fifth on the grid for the reverse grid race two, Harry once again showed his undoubted talent as he quickly worked his way to the front, with a number of masterful overtaking moves seeing him move up into the lead shortly before the safety car was deployed to recover a car from the gravel at Druids.
Controlling the race from the front through the remaining laps when the action resumed, Harry crossed the line to secure his twelfth victory of the year and end his stunning 2020 season in the best possible way.
“I’m a little disappointed to lose our qualifying record at the last round, but the races are what really matters and to end the season with another two wins is fantastic,” he said. “I felt so confident in the car again this weekend and you always want to end a season well so you can go into the winter on a high.
“To have this much success in a season has been amazing and there is nothing to compare to it; it’s been the best year of my racing career by far. I have to give huge thanks to Porsche for selecting me to be the Junior Driver and also thank everyone at Team Parker Racing for providing me with such a fantastic car all season.
“I know what I would like to do in the future and we need to see what happens in 2021, but I’m looking forward to once again being at the wheel of a Porsche for another season.”