Positive Porsche Carrera GB debut for Ignas Gelzinis

Ignas Gelzinis has admitted he never expected such a positive Porsche Carrera Cup GB championship debut, after he finished seventh out of 28 drivers in the series’ season opener at the Brands Hatch Indy circuit.
Ignas Gelžinis
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