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Barker Returns to Gulf GTE-Am Porsche

Ben Barker returns to Gulf Porsche lineup alongside Wainwright…

Photo: Adrenal Media

Photo: Adrenal Media

Ben Barker is set to Gulf Racing for his second year in the FIA World Endurance Championship, alongside team owner Michael Wainwright.

Barker raced in the British team’s Porsche 911 RSR with Wainwright and Adam Carroll for his WEC debut last season.

He returns to the GTE-Am entry as the Gold-rated driver alongside Wainwright and a yet-to-be-revealed third driver.

“It’s great to know that I’ll be racing in a high-profile series in 2017, having confirmed another year with Gulf Racing in the World Endurance Championship,” Barker commented.

“I’m really excited to be leading the team and rejoining Mike, who has really fostered my sports car ambitions in recent seasons.

“I’m looking forward to kicking off the season on home soil at Silverstone in April, and we’ll also be visiting both Spa-Francorchamps and the Circuit of the Americas in Texas, so there’s plenty to look forward to.

“Of course, however, nothing can top Le Mans, and I’m excited to be making my second appearance in the 24 Hours in June.

“There was a lot to be pleased about Gulf’s debut season in the WEC, and I’m sure the team will continue to improve in 2017.”

Jake Kilshaw is a UK-based journalist. He is a graduate of Politics and International Relations.

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