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Since we built our first 911 race car in 1994 (a 1978 SC) which we raced in the Porsche Classic Championship, we have been building, developing and racing Porsche. With our own racing team and facilities, we use our experience to also offer outstanding Motorsport Services including race preparation and full track day support..
  • Track Day Services

    Expert tuning, four wheel alignment and corner weighting for the ultimate track day performance.When you're looking for a more professional set up for your track day Porsche experiences then Paragon really are the people to talk to.

  • Race Preparation

    Whatever racing Porsche you are running, Paragon Racing have the expertise in set-up, tuning, transportation and track side support that can turn your racing dream into a reality. All the way from modified road models right up to the classic 962, we can give you the competitive edge!

  • Tuning & Modifications

    We have many years experience of working with Porsche owners to enhance the performance of their Porsche. We follow a consultative approach to discover more about you, your driving style and what you would like to acheive.

 

About Paragon Racing

Porsche have always brought forward the development of their cars through experience gained from racing, increasing their competetive edge and enhancing the performance and handling of thier road cars.

At Paragon we live and breathe Porsche. Racing is an important part of our heritage, with our success on the track an endorsement of the abilities of our technical staff. The whole team at Paragon has contributed to our success including the Paragon MD Mark Sumpter, winner of numerous races and titles.

We started racing back in 1994, competing in the UK Porsche Classic Championship with a 1978 3 Litre SC. We have subsequently raced most variants of the Porsche 911, as well as the 944 and 968. We have also been fortunate enough to compete in a 962.

2015 Highlight

Ex-Giorgio Schön Porsche 3.0 RSR race return - 41 years after racing in the 1974 Paul Ricard 1000 Kms it's back!

41 years after Giorgio Schön and Giovanni Borri raced their Porsche 3.0 RSR in the 1974 Paul Ricard 1000 Kms Mark and Lee Maxted-Page took it back there to race in the Peter Auto – Classic Endurance Series, in its debut race return to historic events.

The famous Harpers Bazzar livery, conceived by the celebrated Italian Fashion designer Mila Schön, has been meticulously restored and now fully-prepared by Maxted-Page for Peter Auto - F.I.A. series CER 1 and Le Mans Classic - 2016.

RSR chassis 911 460 9074 has a significant period racing history in the 1974-1975 World Manufacturers Championship and is one only 54 genuine examples built by the Porsche racing department and delivered during the period. 

The car was co-driven by BRDC member Mark Sumpter of Paragon Porsche and Lee Maxted-Page. Several other original cars from the 1974 1000 kms were also entered at the same meeting, together with both Jürgen Barth and Gerrard Larrousse, still doing what they do best, in a magnificent Porsche 917/10 and Porsche 908 Longtail.

2016 Highlight

Double Victory for Paragon at the Spa Classic

Now in its sixth year, the annual Spa Classic is a set fixture on the historic motor racing calendar. This was underlined in 2016 when the date conflicted with the Monaco Historic Grand Prix, yet the event attracted over 17,000 race fans.

The Spa-Francorchamps circuit is as well known for its much loved undulating layout as it is for changeable weather conditions. At the 2016 Spa Classic, the track certainly lived up to its reputation with lovely spring conditions on Friday, followed by the odd hail shower on Saturday and Sunday.

Headlining the Spa Classic were the pair of Group C races run on Sunday. The star cars in the field were the Jaguar XJR-14 of Christophe d'Ansembourg, the Peugeot 905 of Dominique Guenat and the Porsche 962 of Mark Sumpter. It was most likely the first time these were pitched against each other since the 1991 World Championship and it was certainly the first time a Peugeot 905 was ever run at Spa. Unfortunately an incident in the second qualifying prevent the Peugeot from starting in the races. The XJR-14 did survive qualifying with d'Ansembourg setting the fastest time ahead of Mark Sumpter in the ultimate development of the works Porsche 962Cs.

Christophe d'Ansembourg had a great start but then made a mistake coming onto the straight and crashed into the wall. The damage was sufficient to prompt a retirement. The lead was taken over by Sumpter, who was in a close fight with Erwin France in a another 962C. After the pit-stops, Pierre-Alain France had taken over from his son and could not keep up with Sumpter. Ultimately he was also passed by Robin Ward in his Spice SE90C. 

The XJR-14 could not be repaired, so the results of the second race were virtually identical with Sumpter again winning from Ward and the Frances.

A Brief History

The Early Days

In the winter of 1997 we built a 996 race car and made history in April 1998 by being the first in the world to win a race in Porsche's newest 911.

In 2000 we made the progression into GT Racing with a 'factory built' GT3-R and in our debut season we won the British GT Championship.

We continued successfully in GT Racing with a 996 RSR, including a full season of FIA GT and the Daytona 24hr.

We also competed in the Porsche Cup with a 996 Cup car, winning several races and ending up 3rd overall in the championship.

  • 2007 Group C

    We acquired the ultimate Porsche 962 (962-011) for 2007 and set the pace in the Championship winning 7 of the 12 races.

  • 2007 Silverstone 24hr Class Winners & 3rd Overall

    We also won our class at the Silverstone 24hr finishing 3rd overall in our 996 GT3 Cup car.

  • 2008 Group C

    More Group C success followed in 2008 including 2nd place at the Le Mans 24 Support Race.

  • 2008 Silverstone 24hr Champions

    We returned to the Silverstone 24hr with a Porsche 997 RSR in 2008. We won the race after 602 laps of hard driving on the famous GP circuit.

  • 2009 Britcar GT Champions

    Competing in the 997 RSR Britcar GT, we fought hard all season and won Class 1.

  • 2010 Pirelli GT Trophy Champions

    We won both of the Pirelli GT Trophy races, the first at Brands Hatch and the second at Snetterton. 

  • 2011 Porsche Club Championship Champions

    We won the 2011 Porsche Club Championship with our faithful old 3.2 Carrera - our first ever race car!

  • 2012 Racing

    We built and ran two 964 racers and enjoyed some very close, and extremely competitive racing.

    We also competed with a beautiful 1964 901 in the Spa 6hr Classic. The 901 was the very first 911.

  • 2013 Porsche Club Championship

    We were back winning races in the hard-fought 2013 Porsche Club Championship.

     

     

  • 2013 Racing

    We built our own 1965 911 2 Litre 'historic racer' and competed in the Silverstone Classic, Spa 6hr and Paul Ricard 3hr.

  • 2014 Porsche Club Championship

    The 2014 Porsche Club Championship proved to be tough against the newer cars but we won races at Rockingham, Croft and Brands Hatch and finished 2nd in Class 1.   

     

  • 2014 Silverstone Classic

    Our 2 Litre 911 was the fastest 911 and took a podium place at the 2014 Silverstone Classic.