20 Dec 2019

Harry Flatters Debut for Tuthill Porsche 997 RGT

Tuthill Porsche 997 RGT 911 debut rally

Tuthill Porsche 997 RGT

We’re on the Harry Flatters Rally this weekend with Below Zero Ice Driving customer, Jeff Curtis. Jeff is driving his debut Porsche rally in a 911 plucked from the Below Zero fleet, and has chosen the famous Harry Flatters Rally to kick off a series of arrive-and-drive rally events with Tuthill Porsche.

Not to be outdone by Jeff’s pioneering spirit, Richard has picked Harry Flatters Rally as the debut outing for our all-new Porsche 997 RGT rally car. Recently completed here at Wardington and wearing its all-new Tuthill Porsche livery, the 911 R-GT will run as course car on the 2014 Harry Flatters.

Peter Lythell will partner Richard on this tricky one-day rally. Run by the Brecon Motor Club over hundreds of acres of military land, Harry Flatters is a true test of nerve. Roads that seem to travel straight for miles into the distance encourage a fully-flat throttle pedal – hence the name – but the quickest sections have hidden dips and junctions, all designed to catch out the unwary, with potentially disastrous results.

Following a trouble-free half-hour shakedown earlier this week, Richard took a late decision to run and test our new RGT Porsche in public. “First and foremost, we are rally fans,” says our team leader. “It’s taken a determined effort by our team to get FIA approval for a modern 911 in current WRC rallying, but we’re delighted to have finally accomplished this.

“Now that the door has been opened, the prospects offered by a Porsche 911 RGT rally car are incredibly exciting and nothing beats live stage rallying, so we just can’t wait to try it! It should be a hit with the Harry Flatters crowd, and with all rally fans in future destinations.”