St Cyrus based team’s UK title

CELTIC Speed, Scotland’s leading sportscar team which is based in St Cyrus, clinched the Porsche Carrera Cup Pro-Am2 Championship after a nail-biting finale at Silverstone.

And 24-year-old Rory Butcher finished second in the Porsche Carrera Cup Pro-Am1 Championship in his first season in sportscars.

But team-mate George Brewster had most to celebrate. Driving his J&E Shepherd-backed Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car, Brewster won the opening Pro-Am2 race at Silverstone and started the season’s finale knowing he need only finish fifth to lift the title.

And despite a collision, tyre and radiator damage and a skid, he did just that.

Butcher sealed his second place in the highly competitive Pro-Am1 class when he finished second in the day’s opening race. But like Brewster, his final race of the season proved difficult.

He said: “Race one was pretty much perfect, but in the final race I hit another car, we spun and it then struck me, bursting my radiator. I watched the race unfold as a spectator behind the tyre wall.”

Team boss Tommy Dreelan was quick to heap praise on both his drivers. “Both Rory and George have been fantastic this season and to end the season with one title, and a runners-up spot is testament to all the hard work we at Celtic Speed have produced.”

Butcher was second to the vastly more experienced Lithuanian, Jonas Gelzinis.