Charles Rainford makes the move to Porsche
Shaun and Charles Rainford expand from CCK Historics to CCK Motorsport for the Porsche Carrera Cup GB
The world of Historic Racing is undoubtedly an unusual place for such a young driver to start his career but Charles Rainford has come up through the ranks racing the most unwieldy of vehicles – and doing it very well!
CCK Historic's Volvo PV544 with Charles in the driving seat
So well in fact, that whilst racing at Brans Hatch, he was offered a job training to be a racing instructor by Jonathan Palmer, the owner of Motorsport Vision. Charles is now an ARDS ‘A’ licence holder and trains many a driver as his day job.
Charles fresh off the track at the Goodwood Revival
Starting his racing career at 16, the now 22 year old made his podium debut at the Goodwood Revival in 2019 in CCK Historic’s Volvo PV544. This was the 75th Members meeting and a milestone year for CCK Historic with both father (Shaun Rainford) and son competing in the Weslake Cup.
Shaun and Charles Rainford taking some time out from racing to enjoy the hospitality at the Goodwood Revival
Charles gets some tips from the legendary Peter Brock, designer of the Daytona Coupe that took on Ferrari
It was after this podium placing that Peter Dignam at Piston Heads asked Charles to be their pro racing driver for the team Ford Ka endurance race. When another member of their team was caught up in an accident that saw a rival car roll over the top of their Ka, Charles was forced to start at the back of the grid. Within an hour he was leading the 48 cars and remained at the sharp end of the action for the duration of the race finishing second overall.
CCK Motorsport presents Charles' Porsche
Shaun and Charles Rainford are now setting their sights on The Porsche Carrera Cup GB 2021 season. Forming CCK Motorsport for this new venture sees Charles competing in both the Pro-Am and the Rookie categories. Held over 8 weekends with 2 races per weekend, the Sunday racing will be shown live on ITV2.
Testing at Snetterton
Keep your eyes on Charles’ progress when racing starts on 14th May at Snetterton! We’re hoping that spectators will be allowed very very soon…
Best of luck for the 2021 season
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