Brands Hatch (GP) 2015

Four titles up for grabs at Porsche Carrera Cup GB season finale

Media release: 2nd October 2015

 

Source: Porsche Cars GB

 

The Porsche Carrera Cup GB season finale looks set to be a thriller with four championships going down to the wire. The UK’s fastest one-make series heads to the 2.4-mile Brands Hatch GP circuit with all to play for in the Pro-Am1, Pro-Am2, Team and Rookie Championships. Action will therefore be guaranteed when the colourful grid of 460 hp flat-six Porsches takes to the historic track.

 

2015 has been a season to savour for the Championship with its largest ever entry, a record-breaking 11-team field and sensational strength in depth in all three categories and Brands Hatch should provide the fitting conclusion to the series’ renaissance year. The calibre of racing on offer has undoubtedly strengthened its position as the premier BTCC support package.

 

With Redline Racing’s Dan Cammish having wrapped up the Pro Drivers’ Championship at Silverstone, the tussle between Samsung SUHD TV Racing’s Michael Meadows and Team Parker Racing’s Josh Webster for second place will be the main focus of attention in the overall standings. Meadows, who battled it out with Webster for the 2014 Porsche Carrera Cup GB Championship, currently has a six-point lead heading into the final round.

 

Interest also turns to the Pro-Am1 title battle. Juta Racing’s Ignas Gelzinis has been neck-and-neck with Redline Racing’s Jordan Witt all season and takes a slender one point lead into the all-important Brands double header.  With both taking multiple wins throughout the year, it’s a fight that should go all the way.

 

In the highly competitive Pro-Am2 class, Redline Racing’s John McCullagh leads the way by seven points ahead of nearest rival Nerijus Dagilis. The duo have been the class’ standout drivers and could have been even closer had 41-year-old Dagilis not missed the season opener. Former rally driver McCullagh will be especially determined to get his title hopes over the line having lead the points standings for the majority of the year.

 

Another fight going down to the final round is the new-for-2015 Rookie Class. The £50,000 winner’s prize will go to either IDL Racing’s Tom Sharp or GT Marques’ Dino Zamparelli but with only six points between the front-runners and Zamparelli full of confidence following his double win at Silverstone, there’s everything to play for!

 

If that’s not enough, the Teams’ Championship has also gone the distance with Team Parker Racing and Redline Racing separated by just two points. It’s sure to be a close call between Josh Webster and Stephen Jelley and Redline’s dynamic pairing of Dan Cammish and Jordan Witt.

 

After qualifying on Saturday (10 October) at 12.05, round 15 of the Carrera Cup GB will start at 10.35 on Sunday with the final round of the season later that day at 16.17 (11 October). Live coverage of Sunday’s action will be broadcast on ITV4.

Timetable

Friday 9th October

Time                   
Activity                                                    
Championship                                                                  
Laps        
09:00 - 09:45 Free Practice Renault UK Clio Cup  
09:50 - 10:35 Free Practice MSA Formula Championship  
10:40 - 11:25 Free Practice Michelin Ginetta GT4 Supercup  
11:30 - 12:15 Free Practice Porsche Carrera Cup Great Britain  
12:20 - 12:50 Free Practice Ginetta Junior Championship  
12:50 - 13:35 Lunch Break
 
13:35 - 14:20 Free Practice MSA Formula Championship  
14:25 - 15:10 Free Practice Michelin Ginetta GT4 Supercup
 
15:15 - 16:00
Free Practice Renault UK Clio Cup  
16:05 - 16:35
Free Practice Ginetta Junior Championship  
16:55 - 17:40 Free Practice Porsche Carrera Cup Great Britain  

 

Saturday 10th October

Time                   
Activity                                                    
Championship                                                                  
Laps       
09:00 - 09:20 Qualifying MSA Formula Championship  
09:30 - 09:45 Free Practice Ginetta Junior Championship  
09:55 - 10:35 Free Practice Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship  
10:55 - 11:25 Qualifying Renault UK Clio Cup  
11:35 - 11:55 Qualifying Michelin Ginetta GT4 Supercup  
12:05 - 12:35 Qualifying Porsche Carrera Cup Great Britain  
12:45 - 13:25 Free Practice Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship  
13:25 - 14:00
Lunch Break
 
14:00
Race MSA Formula Championship  20 mins
14:35 - 14:50
Qualifying Ginetta Junior Championship
15:00
Race Renault UK Clio Cup 12
15:40 - 16:10
Qualifying Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship
16:20 Race Michelin Ginetta GT4 Supercup  10
16:55 Race MSA Formula Championship  20 mins
17:30
Race Ginetta Junior Championship  8

 

Sunday 11th October

Time                  
Activity                                                      
Championship                                                             
Laps      
09:10 - 09:40
Pit Lane Walkabout / BTCC Autograph Session

10:00 Race Michelin Ginetta GT4 Supercup 14
10:35 Race Porsche Carrera Cup Great Britain 17
11:20 BTCC Pit Lane Opens

11:32
Race Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship 15
12:12
Race Ginetta Junior Championship 8
12:40 - 13:30 Lunch Break
 
13:15 BTC Driver Parade

13:30 Race Renault UK Clio Cup 12
14:10
BTCC Pit Lane Opens

14:22
Race Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship 15
15:02 Race MSA Formula Championship 20 mins
15:42 Race Michelin Ginetta GT4 Supercup
14
16:17 Race
Porsche Carrera Cup Great Britain
17
16:57 BTCC Pit Lane Opens

17:09 Race Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship 15

 

Meadows and Cammish set the pace at Brands Hatch GP

Media release: 9th October 2015

 

Source: Porsche Cars GB

 

Free Practice One

 

The final race weekend of the 2015 Porsche Carrera Cup GB season got under way at the 2.4-mile Brands Hatch GP circuit with former double champion Michael Meadows (Samsung SUHD TV Racing) topping the timings in his 460 hp rear-engined Porsche. The Oxford-born driver kept his concentration through a session interrupted by two red flags to set a blistering 1:29.284 lap.

 

That time was over two tenths faster than his nearest rival Tom Sharp (IDL Racing) with Porsche Carrera Cup GB Scholar Josh Webster in third and In2 Racing’s Tom Bradshaw also on the pace in fourth. It is a particularly important weekend for Sharp who is looking to seal the £50,000 Rookie Class winner’s prize, one of the biggest in UK Motorsport.    

 

Pacesetter Meadows was pleased with his performance: “Looking at the timesheets, practice went quite well. It’s very unusual to have such good track conditions at this time of year as it’s usually really wet. We don’t get to drive on this track very often so we tend to appreciate and cherish it more. There is always a good atmosphere and big crowds so it’s definitely a good place to be for the finale. In terms of this morning, it was all about setting the car up for the race as best as we can. You need to be able to build up a rhythm on this track.”

 

Juta Racing’s Ignas Gelzinis headed up the Pro-Am1 category, going just over a tenth faster than rival Jordan Witt. The duo who have been locked in a fascinating battle all season both looked immediately at home. Despite building some momentum for the weekend Gelzinis felt there was room to improve: “It wasn’t the perfect session but we are still extremely pleased with the pace. The conditions were really favourable out there which is always what you want during practice. I’m getting used to the track more and more which I will keep building on all weekend.”

 

Top of the Pro-Am2 leader board was Juta Racing’s Tautvydas Barstys. The Lithuanian took advantage of favourable track conditions late on to go over half a second faster than nearest rival Francis Galashan (GT Marques) while class title contenders John McCullagh (Redline Racing) and Nerijus Dagilis (Juta Racing) got in some decent running. Scotsman Galashan can’t wait for the action to begin: “Brands Hatch is one of the best circuits in the UK for me and the conditions have been perfect for pushing the Porsche to its limits. There was quite a lot of debris on the track but that cleaned up towards the end and it turned into a very useful session.”

 

Free Practice Two

 

2015 Porsche Carrera Cup Champion Dan Cammish grabbed the headlines in free practice two, displaying blistering speed to set a 1:28.945. The 26-year-old looked full of confidence after clinching the overall championship at Silverstone with three races to go and will unsurprisingly be a force to be reckoned with this weekend.

 

Former double champion Michael Meadows carried his superb morning form into the afternoon session by finishing just seven thousandths behind the Yorkshireman. The Samsung SUHD TV Racing driver knows this track well and will certainly be one to watch, something Cammish is well aware of.

 

“I think it’ll be a really close race this weekend,” the Nationwide-backed driver said.  “Meadows was really fast and that put me a bit on the edge. I really tried to push the car to its limits but played it a bit safe towards the end. The tendency throughout the season has been that we usually do quite well in qualifying, certainly better than on a Friday and I usually wake up and find a little bit extra in myself to push harder. If I’m not in the top three tomorrow then I’ll be disappointed.”

 

Juta Racing’s Ignas Gelzinis pulled off an outstanding lap to finish third overall and go faster than eight Pro drivers. Despite this sort of pace, Redline Racing’s Jordan Witt is still confident that he can get his class hopes over the line: “I was driving on really old tyres and not taking too much out of them. We worked on massively different aspects from this morning’s drive which turned out pretty well and it seems to have given us the pace that we need. I definitely feel ready for qualifying tomorrow; I think we are in a really good place.”

 

Tautvydas Barstys once again topped the ProAm-2 times, going nearly a second and a half quicker than his fellow class competitors. G-Cat Racing’s Peter Jennings and Redline Racing’s John McCullagh rounded off the top three with Nerijus Dagilis also in contention. “I was only one tenth behind the ProAm-1 drivers which I wasn’t expecting to be so I’m very pleased with that,” Barstys commented. “I have driven the Brands Hatch track lots of times so I’m really familiar with it and it’s definitely one of my favourites. I went a second faster than in the morning session, so hopefully I will be able to improve again tomorrow. I’m feeling very confident, so let’s see what qualifying brings.”

 

After qualifying on Saturday (10 October) at 12.05, round 15 of the Carrera Cup GB will start at 10.35 on Sunday with the final round of the season later that day at 16.17 (11 October). Live coverage of Sunday’s action will be broadcast on ITV4.

Free Practice One Times

Media release: 3rd Apri 2015

 

Source: TSL Timing

 

Pos.     Class          Driver                               Nat.       
Entry                                      
Time           
Gap        
1
Pro
Michael Meadows
GBR
Samsung SUHD TV Racing
1:29.284  -
2 Pro Tom Sharp
GBR IDL Racing 1:29.552 0.268
3 Pro Josh Webster
GBR Team Parker Racing 1:29.553 0.269
4 Pro Tom Bradshaw
GBR IN2 Racing 1:29.770 0.486
5 Pro Dam Cammish
GBR Redline Racing 1:29.830 0.546
6 Pro Stephen Jelley
GBR Team Parker Racing 1:30.072 0.788
7 Pro Dino Zamparelli
GBR GT Marques 1:30.164 0.880
8 ProAm1 Ignas Glezinis
LTU
Juta Racing 1:30.368 1.084
9 ProAm1 Jordan Witt
GBR Redline Racing 1:30.510 1.226
10 Pro Jayde Kruger
RSA
Brookspeed
1:30.624 1.340
11 Pro Daniel Morad
CAN
Samsung SUHD TV Racing 1:30.667 1.383
12 ProAm1 Daniel McKay
GBR IN2 Racing 1:30.926 1.642
13 ProAm1 Mark Cole
GBR
Parr Motorsport
1:31.556
2.272
14 ProAm1 Jack Falla
GBR Redline Racing 1:31.876 2.592
15 ProAm2 Tautvydas Barstsys LTU
Juta Racing 1:32.885 3.601
16 ProAm2 Francis Galashan GBR GT Marques 1:33.554 4.270
17 ProAm2 Peter Jennings GBR G-Cat Racing 1:33.627 4.343
18 ProAm2 John McCullagh GBR Redline Racing 1:33.961 4.677
19 ProAm2 Iain Dockerill GBR Credit4Cars 1:34.739 5.455
20 ProAm2 Thomas Jennings GBR G-Cat Racing 1:35.141 5.857
21 ProAm2 Peter Parsons GBR Credit4Cars 1:36.174 6.890
22 ProAm2 Rupert Martin GBR Team Parker Racing 1:36.436 7.152
23 ProAm2 Nerijus Dagilis LTU Juta Racing 1:38.490 9.206
24 Pro Paul Rees GBR Parr Motorsport 1:44.509 15.225

 

Free Practice Two Times

Media release: 9th October 2015

 

Source: TSL Timing

 

Pos.     Class          Driver                               Nat.       
Entry                                      
Time           
Gap        
1
           
2            
3            
4            
5            
6            
7            
8            
9          
10            
11            
12            
13            

Cammish and Sharp share Porsche Carrera Cup GB poles in final qualifying of the season

 

Media release: 9th October 2015

 

Source: Porsche Cars GB

 

2015 Porsche Carrera Cup GB Champion Dan Cammish and Rookie Class points leader Tom Sharp secured a pole position each during an exciting qualifying session ahead of the season’s final double-header at Brand Hatch. 26-year-old Cammish posted the quickest time of the day to start Sunday morning’s race at the very front with Sharp’s second fastest time enough for pole position in the final race of the season.

 

The Yorkshireman had initially struggled on his first set of tyres as Sharp and Dino Zamparelli (GT Marques) topped the overall timesheets but came back to set a scintillating 1:27.419 lap. The Nationwide-backed driver then had to overcome heavy traffic to ensure he will start the second race of the weekend from second.

 

 

“I wasn’t sure if we would find enough time at one point but things just came together,” Cammish said. “I was a lot quicker than yesterday and the first lap I did on the second set of tyres was fantastic. I never really felt like getting close to that level again. I’m not too troubled by the traffic and still really happy to set the fastest lap on track. It makes a massive difference being at the start tomorrow as it’s notoriously difficult to overtake here.”

 

Sharp will start in the top two for both grids; a result which comes at the perfect time for the IDL Racing driver with the £50,000 Rookie Class winner’s prize set to be decided this weekend. Following Dino Zamparelli’s double win at the last round at Silverstone, Sharp needed to respond and duly did with two blistering times: “It’s good being at the front of the grid as it makes life a lot easier. It’s important to be out of the trouble particularly for the second race. The Rookie Class is one of the biggest prizes in UK Motorsport so I’d love to get over the line. The pace is definitely there so I’m certainly taking a positive mood going into tomorrow.”

 

Sharp’s Rookie rival Zamparelli also enjoyed a positive session to ensure he will start in the top three for both races. The Bristol-based driver needs to overcome a six-point deficit if he is to take the crown. Brookspeed’s Jayde Kruger also looked on the pace securing a fifth and fourth for tomorrow’s races. Others to watch will be Samsung SUHD TV Racing’s Michael Meadows and Porsche Carrera Cup GB Scholar Josh Webster.

 

In the hard-fought Pro-Am1 class, Jordan Witt (Redline Racing) and Ignas Gelzinis (Juta Racing) both secured a pole position. The pair’s fastest laps were just two thousandths apart; a sign that tomorrow’s races will be just as close. In2 Racing’s Daniel McKay and Redline Racing’s Jack Falla also look at home around the 2.4-mile track and could play their part in the title decider.

 

“We found time with the second set of tyres so I’m really happy,” Witt commented. “We made quite a few changes which worked really well. I think there are a few nerves there but I’m really excited this weekend. I think being at the front of the category grid is really important for the first race. All in all, I’m happy with my pace going into tomorrow’s race and feeling very confident.”

 

With the points standings extremely tight in the Pro-Am2 class too, Redline Racing’s John McCullagh produced a stunning performance at exactly the right time to bag double class pole. The Inlec-backed driver who currently stands seven points ahead of Juta Racing’s Nerijus Dagilis made sure he will enjoy track position over his rival at the start of both Carrera Cup GB races.

 

“It was a great qualifying which quite frankly couldn’t have gone better,” McCullagh stated. “We’ve got progressively quicker all weekend and I feel in really tip-top form. We had a good clear run in both sessions and managed to look after the tyres for tomorrow. Two class poles mean two more points in the championship and being up the grid is really important for tomorrow. I’m just going to keep out of trouble and try and maintain an element of control. Today though has certainly helped psychologically and confidence wise.”

 

Round 15 of the Carrera Cup GB season will start at 10.35 tomorrow with the final round of the season at 16.17. Live coverage of Sunday’s action will be broadcast on ITV4.

Grid - Race One

Media release: 10th October 2015

 

Source: TSL Timing

 

Pos.     Class          Driver                               Nat.       
Entry                                      
Time           
Gap        
1
Pro Dan Cammish GBR Redline Racing 1:27.419  -
2 Pro Tom Sharp GBR IDL Racing 1:27.465 0.046
3 Pro Dino Zamparelli GBR GT Marques 1:27.615 0.196
4 Pro Michael Meadows GBR Samsung SUHD TV Racing 1:27.759 0.340
5 Pro Jayde Kruger RSA Brookspeed 1:27.840 0.421
6 Pro Josh Webster GBR Team Parker Racing 1:27.971 0.552
7 Pro Daniel Morad CAN Samsung SUHD TV Racing 1:28.161 0.742
8 Pro Stephen Jelley GBR Team Parker Racing 1:28.285 0.866
9 Pro Tom Bradshaw GBR IN2 Racing 1:28.315 0.896
10 Pro Paul Rees GBR Parr Motorsport 1:28.384 0.965
11 Pro Jordan Witt GBR Redline Racing 1:28.407 0.988
12 ProAm1 Ignas Gelzinis LTU Juta Racing 1:28.409 0.990
13 ProAm1 Daniel McKay GBR IN2 Racing 1:29.252 1.833
14 ProAm1 Jack Falla GBR Redline Racing 1:29.441 2.022
15 ProAm1 Mark Cole GBR Parr Motorsport 1:29.760 2.341
16 ProAm2 John McCullagh GBR Redline Racing 1:30.003 2.584
17 ProAm2 Tautvydas Barstys LTU Juta Racing 1:30.410 2.991
18 ProAm2 Peter Jennings GBR G-Cat Racing 1:30.518 3.099
19 ProAm2 Nerijus Dagilis LTU Juta Racing 1:31.536 4.117
20 ProAm2 Iain Dockerill GBR Credit4Cars 1:31.676 4.257
21 ProAm2 Francis Galashan GBR GT Marques 1:31.816 4.397
22 ProAm2 Peter Parsons GBR Credit4Cars 1:31.921 4.502
23 ProAm2 Rupert Martin GBR Team Parker Racing
1:32.868 5.449
24 ProAm2 Thomas Jennings GBR G-Cat Racing 1:32.933 5.514

Cammish takes eleventh win of the year as McCullagh takes PA2 title

Media release: 11th October 2015

 

Source: Porsche Cars GB

 

2015 Porsche Carrera Cup GB champion Daniel Cammish secured his eleventh win of the season in an action-packed race at the historic Brands Hatch GP circuit. The former Formula Ford champion took a stunning lights-to-flag victory to add to his impressive winning spree while there was also gripping action further down the field as John McCullagh sealed the Pro-Am2 title.

 

26-year-old Yorkshireman Cammish (Redline Racing) got off to a great start and spent the rest of the race managing the gap to the chasing pack. That included IDL Racing’s Tom Sharp and GT Marques’ Dino Zamparelli in their Rookie class tussle as well as the ever-dangerous Michael Meadows (Samsung SUHD TV Racing) and Jayde Kruger (Brookspeed).  

 

“It was a similar start to other races this season, so I knew it was just about keeping some space out on the track and controlling the pace,” Cammish said. “The speed was definitely there for me this morning and I was just pushing the car to its limits and making it go faster. After winning the championship in the last round I don’t think my mentality has changed at all, I have always raced to win and I always will.”

 

Sharp and Zamparelli eventually came home second and third meaning the Rookie title went down to the afternoon’s race. Both drove impressively at the wheel of their 460 hp Porsche and it was evident how much they wanted to win one of the biggest prizes in UK Motorsport. The result meant that Zamparelli needed to overcome an eight-point deficit to be crowned champion.

 

In the Pro-Am1 class, Ignas Gelzinis (Juta Racing) bagged his fifth category win of the season just ahead of fierce rival Jordan Witt (Redline Racing). The result meant that the spectacular season-long title battle went down to the final race with both drivers tied on 143 points each. “I am a bit frustrated that I didn’t get fastest lap,” Gelzinis stated. “I have to tell myself that you can’t do a lot about traffic. I have pole position for this afternoon’s race but the main thing for me is to make it to the finish line. The ideal outcome for me would be to get a good start and stay at the top. I am just going to tell myself to drive like there is no tomorrow!”

 

One title was decided in the morning’s race with John McCullagh’s third position in class proving enough to clinch the Pro-Am2 championship. G-Cat Racing’s Peter Jennings and Juta Racing’s Tautvydas Barstys finished the race first and second, but with McCullagh’s main rival Nerijus Dagilis (Juta Racing) only managing ninth, the former rally driver could celebrate the championship win.

 

“Coming into the Carrera Cup GB from club racing was always going to be an interesting experience,” McCullagh commented. “We have had our twists and turns, a few podiums and a few non-finishes, but we have ultimately managed to race to victory. Today was all about capitalising on a good qualifying and bringing the car home in one piece. When I arrived into the paddock it was announced that I had won the Pro-Am2 championship and I was absolutely delighted to say the least!”

Race One Results

Media release: 11th October 2015

 

Source: TSL Timing

 

Pos.     Class          Driver                               Nat.       
Entry                                      
Time           
Gap        
1
Pro Dan Cammish GBR Redline Racing 25:23.166  -
2 Pro Tom Sharp GBR IDL Racing 25:24.550 1.384
3 Pro Dino Zamparelli GBR GT Marques 25:26.746 3.580
4 Pro Jayde Kruger RSA
Brookspeed 25:29.930 6.764
5 Pro Michael Meadows GBR
Samsung SUHD TV Racing 25:33.287 10.121
6 Pro Stephen Jelley GBR Team Parker Racing 25:35.587 12.421
7 Pro Danile Morad CAN
Samsung SUHD TV Racing 25:37.996 14.830
8 Pro Tom Bradshaw GBR IN2 Raci 25:39.520 16.354
9 Pro Paul Rees GBR Parr Motorsport 25:41.787 18.621
10 ProAm1 Ignas Gelzinis LTU
Juta Racing 25:42.194 19.028
11 ProAm1 Jordan Witt GBR Redline Racing 25:43.280 20.114
12 ProAm1 Mark Cole GBR Parr Motorsport 25:57.031 33.865
13 ProAm2 Peter Jennings GBR G-Cat Racing 26:25.180 1:02.014
14 ProAm1 Jack Falla GBR Redline Racing 26:27.423 1:04.257
15 ProAm2 Tautvydas Barstys LTU Juta Racing 26:34.524 1:11.358
16 ProAm2 John McCullagh GBR Redline Racing 26:38.664 1:15.498
17 ProAm2 Iain Dockerill GBR Credit4Cars 26:47.615 1:24.44
18 ProAm2 Peter Parsons GBR Credit4Cars 26:53.034 1:29.868
19 ProAm2 Thomas Jennings GBR G-Cat Racing 26:59.138 1:35.972
20 ProAm2 Rupert Martin GBR Team Parker Racing 25:26.068 1 Lap
21 ProAm2 Francis Galashan GBR GT Marques 25:28.477 1 Lap
22 ProAm2 Nerijus Dagilis LTU Juta Racing 26:00.029 1 Lap
NC Pro Josh Webster GBR Team Parker Racing
24:01.884 1 Lap
NC ProAm1 Daniel McKay GBR IN2 Racing 24:25.047 1 Lap

 

Fastest Lap


Pro - Dan Cammish (Redline Racing) - 1:28.582

 

ProAm1 - Jordan Witt (Redline Racing) - 1:29.418

 

ProAm2 - Tautvydas Barstys (Juta Racing) - 1:31.463

 

Grid - Race Two

 

Media release: 10th October 2015

 

Source: TSL Timing

 

Pos.     Class          Driver                               Nat.       
Entry                                      
Time           
Gap        
1
Pro Tom Sharp
GBR IDL Racing 1:27.581  -
2 Pro Dan Cammish
GBR Redline Racing
1:27.733 0.152
3 Pro Dino Zamparelli
GBR GT Marques 1:27.878 0.297
4 Pro Jayde Kruger
GBR Brookspeed 1:27.900 0.319
5 Pro Michael Meadows GBR Samsung SUHD TV Racing 1:27.947 0.366
6 Pro Josh Webster
GBR Team Parker Racing
1:28.194 0.613
7 Pro Daniel Morad
GBR Samsung SUHD TV Racing 1:28.239 0.658
8 Pro Stephen Jelley
GBR Team Parker Racing
1:28.288 0.707
9 Pro Tom Bradshaw
GBR IN2 Racing 1:28.347 0.766
10 Pro Paul Rees
GBR Parr Motorsport 1:28.506 0.925
11 ProAm1 Ignas Gelzinis
GBR Juta Racing 1:28.539 0.958
12 ProAm1 Jordan Witt
GBR Redline Racing 1:29.059 1.478
13 ProAm1 Daniel McKay
GBR IN2 Racing
1:29.462 1.881
14 ProAm1 Jack Falla
GBR Redline Racing 1:30.153 2.572
15 ProAm1 Mark Cole GBR Parr Motorsport 1:30.252 2.671
16 ProAm2 John McCullagh GBR Redline Racing 1:30.399 2.818
17 ProAm2 Peter Jennings GBR G-Cat Racing 1:30.537 2.956
18 ProAm2 Tautvydas Barstys GBR Juta Racing 1:30.692 3.111
19 ProAm2 Francis Galashan GBR GT Marques 1:31.837 4.256
20 ProAm2 Iain Dockerill GBR Credit4Cars 1:31.980 4.399
21 ProAm2 Peter Parsons GBR Credit4Cars 1:32.106 4.525
22 ProAm2 Nerijus Dagilis GBR Juta Racing 1:32.116 4.535
23 ProAm2 Rupert Martin GBR Team Parker Racing 1:32.936 5.355
24 ProAm2 Thomas Jennings GBR G-Cat Racing 1:33.058 5.477

Sharp takes rookie honoursas Gelzinis claims title after fraught final race

 

Media release: 11th October 2015

 

Source: Porsche Cars GB

 

IDL Racing’s Tom Sharp took his maiden Porsche Carrera Cup GB career win from pole to clinch the Rookie Class Championship and the incredible £50,000 winner’s prize. The 24-year-old overcame intense pressure from Dan Cammish behind to ensure he would be walking be walking away with one of the biggest prizes in UK Motorsport.

 

Sharp knew going into the race that a top four finish would guarantee him the championship but was also determined to go for the race win. As his IDL Racing car took the chequered flag with both those objectives achieved, the delight was clear for all to see as he punched the air in joy. 

 

“This is an absolute dream and words can’t describe how it feels,” Sharp said. “It will probably take a while until it sinks in. To have Dan (Cammish) behind me the whole race and to be able to hold him off was really special. IDL Racing is family-run team with everyone playing a huge part and now we can all share the moment. The quality in this championship is top class so to come through and take a win is amazing. This win is very sweet!”

 

Cammish and Dino Zamparelli (GT Marques) rounded off the top three meaning Zamparelli ended the season in fabulous style with four consecutive podiums, a feat he deserves great credit for following a tough start to the season. Brookspeed’s Jayde Kruger finished fourth as he continued his incredibly consistent run of results with Samsung SUHD TV Racing’s Michael Meadows in fifth to tie up second in the Pro Championship.

 

Fittingly the Pro-Am1 title battle went right down to the very last lap of the race with Juta Racing’s Ignas Gelzinis and Redline Racing’s Jordan Witt neck-and-neck once again. Gelzinis knew that all he needed was to finish ahead of Witt to win and following some intense on-track action, the Lithuanian duly delivered to finish one place ahead of Witt in second and wrap up a sensational championship win. Credit must go to Witt though for pushing him all the way. “It’s been a tough season with lots of pressure from Redline who are a great team,” Gelzinis said. “Juta is a lot smaller which psychologically is hard and there have been lots of incidents throughout the season, so I couldn’t be more delighted. I’ve really enjoyed the title battle and that race summed it up. At the end of the day there’s one champion and it’s me so I’m happy.”

 

In the Pro-Am2 category, Inlec-backed John McCullagh ensured it was the perfect weekend with his sixth class win of the season. He was joined on the podium by the Juta Racing duo of Tautvydas Barstys and Nerijus Dagilis. The class has thrown up some of the most exciting racing on the grid this season and this race was no different with some exceptional overtaking moves.

 

Results also meant that Redline Racing wrapped up the Teams’ Championship with the dynamic pairing of Dan Cammish and Jordan Witt finishing 19 points ahead of Team Parker Racing’s Josh Webster and Stephen Jelley.

Race Two Results

 

Media release: 11th October 2015

 

Source: TSL Timing

 

Pos.     Class          Driver                               Nat.       
Entry                                           
Time           
Gap        
1
Pro Tom Sharp GBR IDL Racing 25:23.440  -
2 Pro Dan Cammish GBR Redline Racing 25:23.620 0.180
3 Pro Dino Zamparelli GBR GT Marques 25:26.634 3.194
4 Pro Jayde Kruger RSA Brookspeed 25:33.017 9.577
5 Pro Michael Meadows GBR Samsung SUHD TV Racing 25:33.374 9.934
6 Pro Stephen Jelley GBR Team Parker Racing
25:37.838 14.398
7 Pro Tom Bradshaw GBR IN2 Racing 25:38.195 14.755
8 Pro Paul Rees GBR Parr Motorsport 25:40.539 17.099
9 Pro Josh Webster GBR Team Parker Racing 25:41.167 17.727
10 Pro Daniel Morad GBR Samsung SUHD TV Racing 25:41.520 18.080
11 ProAm1 Daniel McKay GBR IN2 Racing 25:52.186 28.746
12 ProAm1 Ignas Gelzinis LTU Juta Racing 25:56.531 33.091
13 ProAm1 Jordan Witt GBR Redline Racing 25:56.568 33.128
14 ProAm1 Jack Falla GBR Redline Racing 26:16.630 53.190
15 ProAm1 Mark Cole GBR Parr Motorsport 26:21.399 57.959
16 ProAm2 John McCullagh GBR Redline Racing
26:36.104 1:12.664
17 ProAm2 Tautvydas Barstys LTU Juta Racing 26:42.301 1:18.861
18 ProAm2 Nerijus Dagilis LTU Juta Racing 26:44.929 1:21.489
19 ProAm2 Peter Jennings GBR G-Cat Racing 26:53.007 1:29.567
20 ProAm2 Rupert Martin GBR Team Parker Racing 25:50.929 1 Lap
21 ProAm2 Francis Galashan GBR GT Marques 25:51.277 1 Lap
NC
ProAm2 Peter Parsons
GBR Credit4Cars 22:56.199 3 Laps
DNF
ProAm2 Iain Dockerill
GBR Credit4Cars 0 0
DNF
 ProAm2 Thomas Jennings
GBR
G-Cat Racing
0 0

 

Fastest Lap


Pro - Dino Zamparelli (GT Marques) - 1:28.605

 

ProAm1 - Ignas Gelzinis (Juta Racing) - 1:29.484

 

ProAm2 - Nerijus Dagilis (Juta Racing) - 1:32.643