Rory goes all out for glory

Rory Butcher.
Rory Butcher.

KIRKCALDY racer Rory Butcher says there is a “quiet air of determination” amongst his team as they set off for Donnington Park this weekend.

Butcher and his Celtic Speed team will be going all out at Donington for rounds three and four of the Porsche Carrera Cup.

“I am really excited about the weekend,” he said.

“It will be tough and more than ever we will have to stick together as a team with the six place grid penalty from Brands Hatch, but I still believe podiums are a realistic aim for the meeting.

“We know we have got good qualifying pace, so we just need to make sure we are as close to the front as we can be.

“We want as few people in front of us as possible, so if we can stick it on pole before our grid penalty is applied then that will be a real marker to everyone else.

“It will let them know that we are up for the fight and we have a car that can do the business.”

Rory says he and his team have already talked about strategy in qualifying and may hold a set of tyres back so they have a completely new set for the race which he says will be a “massive boost”.

Donington Park is considered a real driver’s circuit with great undulations, blind crests and with the majority of corners being medium to fast speed.

“I can’t wait to head down the steep and off camber Craner Curves at over 145 mph, it’s a massive buzz,” added Butcher.

“Exit speed will be crucial or else you are a sitting duck on the long straight down to the final corner.

“Whoever gets the best run out of there has a good chance of pole, so we just have to make sure it is us.

“It certainly won’t be through a lack of effort.”

ITV4 will broadcast the second race live at 3.40 p.m. on Sunday afternoon.