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Matty will get the green light for his 2020 Porsche Carrera Cup GB season this August, as the UK’s fastest, single marque GT championship announces its revised calendar.

Originally set to begin at the end of March, the 16-race championship will remain as part of the support package at eight British Touring Car Championship meetings, with the first two rounds taking place at Donington Park on August 1 & 2.

Racing on four of the five weekends in the month, it will be a busy start to Graham’s first full season in three years, with rounds at Brands Hatch in Kent, Oulton Park in Cheshire and Knockhill in Fife all following.

Rounds nine to 12 form another pair of back to back meetings in September at Thruxton (Hampshire) and Silverstone (Northants) before the penultimate meeting at Norfolk’s Snetterton circuit and season finale around the Brands Hatch Grand Prix layout follow in October and November.

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Having been amongst the pace-setters during pre-season testing at the start of the year, Matty is hoping that his return to the track with Teesside-based Redline Racing in one of the Eighty-One Powerdrink backed entries will prove a successful one.

Matty said: “It’s good that Porsche have managed to get a full 16-race season and it’s going to be busy, challenging and exciting. I’ve been waiting to get back racing since September ‘17 and it will be good to see how I cope with it all, balancing racing with work.

“The start of the season will be interesting to see how everyone is going to adapt to not having been in their cars for a while and then towards the end of the season, we’re probably going to be racing in weather that will be a little bit iffy, so there are going to be plenty of things to deal with that are going to be a bit different to a normal season of racing.

“There is a lot to look forward to this season, I’m with what I think is the best team in the Championship with Redline Racing and there is a very interesting initiative that Eighty-One Powerdrink [Graham’s main sponsor in 2020] are running with their Racing Heroes programme, so I can’t wait to get started.”

James MacNaughton, Motorsport Manager, Porsche Cars GB said: “We’re delighted to be able to propose a full 2020 calendar for our teams, drivers and sponsors. Full credit has to go not only to the team at Porsche Motorsport GB, but of course to all the organisations we work with, especially TOCA, SRO and Porsche Club GB.

“It’s been a really strong effort and, while we all appreciate everything is provisional pending the ongoing guidance we receive from the government and Motorsport UK, we’ll continue to work together to ensure we can enjoy a full season with everyone’s well-being as a priority.

“Porsche Carrera Cup GB continues to go from strength to strength. We ended 2019 on a high and, despite the delayed start, we‘re continuing that momentum into 2020 with a busy grid and we’re glad for all our teams, drivers and sponsors that we‘re able to work towards specific dates and can’t wait for the season to get underway.”