Zamparelli Signs For Tandy’s JTR Squad
Dino Zamparelli will compete in the 2017 Porsche Carrera Cup GB championship with the new JTR squad, led by Porsche Team LMP1 factory driver and 2015 Le Mans winner, Nick Tandy.
GT Porsche contributor, Zamparelli, will form part of JTR’s three-car entry for the hotly contested 911 racing series, which begins its 15th year of competition in 2017. Runner-up in the 2016 driver’s championship, former GP3 racer, Zamparelli, will be looking to renew his fierce battle with double Carrera Cup GB champion, Dan Cammish. Although it is new to the Carrera Cup GB series, the JTR team is a proven quantity with multiple single-seater championships to its name. It has already taken part in a number of successful Carrera Cup tests towards the end of last year.
Zamparelli’s focus for 2017 is the driver’s title, as he highlighted; “I’m really excited to be joining JTR for 2017. Nick obviously needs no introduction, and his depth of knowledge in Porsches, and specifically in a Carrera Cup car, is so invaluable. Having him as the team mentor and leader is so important; he’s a winner and we want to go and win in 2017. I like the fact that the team will be coming in with a fresh approach and together with my knowledge, we can look to build some big success together.
“I want to thank my lead sponsors Disc Manufacturing Services and Bristol Sport for their support in 2017, as without them I wouldn’t be able to get on the grid. I can’t wait for the year ahead and I’m excited to resume my battle for overall honours. I’m ready to go!”
Speaking at the recent Autosport International event in Birmingham, where the announcement was made, Nick Tandy said: “I’ve known Dino for a while and I spent some time coaching him a few years ago. He has a great pedigree in motorsport and we saw a lot of success when we worked together before. When we announced the move into Porsches, Dino approached us and we were very keen to talk to him. “Dino is a multiple Porsche Carrera Cup GB race winner and brings so many of the elements we would want from a driver within the team. His knowledge and experience from the past two seasons will add to our strength.”
The first outing of 2017 for the Porsche Carrera Cup GB teams will be the official Media Day on 13 March. Racing starts at Brands Hatch in Kent for the opening rounds on April 1st / 2nd 2017.