Britain’s reigning F3 champion Kelvin Burt had his first race of the year in the Porsche Supercup round which supported the Spanish GP in Barcelona. He came away impressed, and itching for another go. “I’ve enjoyed it,” he said. “You have to
drive the 911 to the limit of the tyres. Enter a corner one mile-per-hour too quickly and you’ll slide wide and lose a place. It was a bit physical on the first lap, but after that it settled down and the drivers were good, perhaps better than I’d anticipated.” The overall standard is indeed high. In
addition to acknowledged Porsche specialists such as Uwe Alzen, the series is contested by all-rounders and veterans of the calibre of Jacques Laffite, Fabien Giroix, Jean-Pierre Jarier, Harald Huysman, Bernd Maylander, Hubert Haupt and Mike Hezemans, not to mention currently underemployed singleseater stars such as Emmanuel Collard and, in Spain, Burt.
Kelvin recovered from a first lap assault in Barcelona, which dropped him from fourth to 14th, and finished only I .084s behind winner Giroix.
In fifth place. . .