Ebrey makes race debut

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Motorsport photographer, Jakob Ebrey, made his competition debut at Silverstone when he drove his Porsche 924 in the Pomeroy Trophy event organised by the Chipping Norton-based Vintage Sports Car Club, write Colin and James Beckett.

Silverstone-based Ebrey is an award winning photographer who runs his own agency and covers major national and international races, in particular the British Touring Car Championship and FIA World Endurance Championship.

The Pomeroy Trophy was the first competitive event Ebrey had ever driven in and he said afterwards: “I really enjoyed it. The car performed really well and I am looking forward to my next outing – whenever is.”

The Pomeroy Trophy is the traditional season starting event at Silverstone and always attracts a diverse number of cars.

Ranging from pre-war Bentleys to modern supercars, entrants in the event undertake a series of handling tests on the Silverstone track before rounding out their day with a 40-minute high-speed trial on the 1.6-mile National Circuit.

Ebrey added: “I continually improved my times during the high speed trial. I had no problems with the car and it was great to be on the track, instead of photographing cars from the side of it for a change!”