It’s a hattrick of interviews for you as our exceptionally busy, but apparently very active, Head Researcher managed to scoop another interview for Test Track. Following chats with both Rollcentre Racing and West Surrey Racing, Simon managed to catch up with Nick Tandy, factory driver for Porsche Motorsport, and get the scoop on recent events, Le Mans and, of course, Scalextric. Take it away Simon…
One of our flagship GT releases for 2018 is the glorious 911RSR that Nick Tandy, Patrick Pilet and Kevin Estre drove in the 2016 24 Hours of Le Mans (C3944). While the race didn’t go to plan for the group this year, 2015 actually saw Nick win overall and when the opportunity came for us here at Scalextric to meet him for a chat, we couldn’t resist! Grabbing him almost straight off the plane after a win at the 2018 Sebring 12 hours we got right to it. Read more at the scalextric website here.
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Scalextric C3197,Porsche RS Spyder , 1/32, slotracemodel, release April 2012
Team Essex , Race : Le Mans 24hr, 2009, 1st in class LMP2. Fastest lap of race set on lap 253 with a time of 3:40.880 A perfect start to the French long distance classic: At the qualifying session for the Le Mans 24 hour race, Porsche race cars claimed pole position in both the LMP2 class for sports prototypes as well as in the production-based GT2 category. Competing for Denmark’s Essex racing as a regular driver, Casper Elgaard (Denmark) qualified the RS Spyder on pole in the LMP2 class in 3:37.720 minutes. The second RS Spyder, fielded by the Japanese NAVI team Goh and manned by Seiji Ara (Japan), followed in second, a mere 0.082 seconds slower than the pole-sitter. With these brilliant times, the two vehicles left the rest of the LMP2 field a good four seconds behind them on the 13.629 kilometer circuit. Continue reading “Porsche RS Spyder”
An update to the famous Porsche 911 family, the ‘Super Resistant’ rugged, light-weight body of the Porsche 997 sports car ensures hours of fun for the novice driver looking for durable cars as well as for the enthusiast who will appreciate the high top speeds of these pocket-rockets. Continue reading “Porsche 997 GT3 RS”
Scot Glynn Geddie drove a superb season in the 2010 Porsche Carrera Cup Great Britain to secure fourth place in the Drivers’ Championship. His Apex Tubulars-backed Team Parker Racing Porsche 911 GT3 finished every race of the season with three podiums.