Brands Hatch (Indy) 2015

All systems go for a thrilling 2015 Porsche Carrera Cup GB season

Media release: 26th March 2015

Source: Porsche Cars GB

 

The 2015 Porsche Carrera Cup GB will roar into life this weekend at Brands Hatch with an unprecedented number of teams and cars working to a reinvigorated structure – and providing electrifying viewing for those in support of the British Touring Car Championship.

 

Eleven teams running a record-breaking 30 cars will take to the world-famous Kent circuit this Easter weekend for the first two races of the season, the highest number of 911 GT3 Cup race cars ever to participate.

 

The Porsche one-make race series really puts the focus on individual driver performance, as the field is comprised of identical – and exhilarating – 460 hp 911 GT3 Cup cars. The 911 GT3 Cup car is the world’s best-selling race car, and bears a very close resemblance to the road-going 911 GT3 and GT3 RS. Through a raft of eye-catching initiatives, this could be the best year so far in the 13-year history of the championship.

 

A new Rookie Class for drivers aged 17 to 24, offering a mighty £50,000 winner’s prize, is a highlight. Increased prize money across all three categories (Pro, Pro-AM1 and Pro-AM2) is another. But a re-worked calendar that includes the awesome Spa-Francorchamps is also a factor in making this season so exciting.

Top teams like Redline Racing, Team Parker Racing and Parr Motorsport are all fielding multi-car squads, while established Carrera Cup teams, including IN2 Racing,

 

Samsung SUHD TV Racing, Juta Racing and GT Marques, are joined by new teams G-Cat Racing, Credit4Cars, IDL Racing and Brookspeed.

 

Defending champion and current Porsche Carrera Cup GB Scholarship winner Josh Webster is determined to achieve back-to-back titles. Josh, 21, knows he faces a major challenge from another 10 Pro drivers including former double champion Michael Meadows.

 

However, this is no two-horse race. Former single-seater racers Daniel Cammish (who raced the guest car to victory here last October) and Dino Zamparelli are both major talents. Championship returnee Stephen Jelley along with Paul Rees and Victor Jimenez are all proven front-runners, while newcomers such as Tom Sharp will be chasing an early podium.

 

In Pro-Am1, three drivers stand out as likely early season pacesetters. Karl Leonard, Mark Cole and Jordan Witt are all winners at this level. Add in newcomers like Jack Falla, Chris Dockerill, Peter Jennings and Ignas Gelzinis, and the Pro-Am1 contest will be every bit as competitive as the overall contest.

The Pro-Am2 field is the biggest yet with more than 10 drivers lining up to do battle. Peter Kyle-Henney missed the 2014 title by a single point, so will start the new season as favourite. However, he has competition from championship new blood such as Iain Dockerill, John McCullagh and Shamus Jennings, as well as Lithuanian duo Tautvydas Barstys junior and Nerijus Dagilis.

 

So it’s all set to be a thrilling season and a spectacular start at Brands Hatch. Be sure not to miss a thing.

Timetable

Friday 3rd April

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

 
13:55 - 14:40
Free Practice Michelin Ginetta GT4 Supercup  
14:45 - 15:15
Free Practice Ginetta Junior Championship  
15:20 - 16:05
Free Practice Renault UK Clio Cup  
16:10 - 16:55 Free Practice
Porsche Carrera Cup Great Britain  
17:00 - 17:30
Free Practice Ginetta Junior Championship  

 

Saturday 4th April

Time                   
Activity                                                    
Championship                                                                  
Laps       
09:00 - 09:20 Qualifying Michelin Ginetta GT4 Supercup  
09:30 - 09:50 Qualifying MSA Formula Championship  
10:00 - 10:50 Free Practice Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship  
11:00 - 11:15 Free Practice Ginetta Junior Championship  
11:25 - 11:55 Qualifying Porsche Carrera Cup Great Britain  
12:05 - 12:35 Qualifying Renault UK Clio Cup  
12:45 - 13:25 Free Practice Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship  
13:25 - 14:15
Lunch Break
 
14:15
Race Michelin Ginetta GT4 Supercup 15
14:45
Race MSA Formula Championship 20 mins
15:15 - 15:30
Qualifying Ginetta Junior Championship
15:40 - 16:15
Qualifying Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship
16:25 Race Porsche Carrera Cup Great Britain 34
17:05 Race Renault UK Clio Cup 20
17:45
Race Ginetta Junior Championship  14

 

Sunday 5th April

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

10:05 Race Michelin Ginetta GT4 Supercup 24
10:55 Race MSA Formula Championship  20 mins
11:35 BTCC Pit Lane Opens

11:47
Race Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship 24
12:30 - 13:15 Lunch Break
 
13:15 BTCC Drivers' Parade


13:30 Race Ginetta Junior Championship  14
14:05
BTCC Pit Lane Opens

14:17
Race Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship 24
15:00 Race Porsche Carrera Cup Great Britain 34
15:40 Race Renault UK Clio Cup  20
16:20 Race Michelin Ginetta GT4 Supercup 24
17:00 BTCC Pit Lane Opens

17:12 Race Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship 24
17:55 Race MSA Formula Championship 20 mins

 

Free Practice One Times

Media release: 3rd Apri 2015

Source: TSL Timing

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Free Practice Two Times

Media release: 10th October 2014

Source: TSL Timing

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Grid - Race One

Media release: 4th April 2015

Source: TSL Timing

Pos.     Class          Driver                               Nat.       
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Race One Results

Media release: 4th April 2015

Source: TSL Timing

Pos.     Class          Driver                               Nat.       
Entry                                      
Time           
Gap        
1
Pro Dan Cammish
GBR Redline Racing
26:08.304  -
2 Pro Stephen Jelley
GBR Team Parker
26:09.570 1.266
3 Pro Michael Meadows
GBR Samsung SUHD TR Racing 26:10.342 2.038
4 Pro Nicholas Latifi
CAN
Samsung SUHD TR Racing 26:10.965 2.661
4 Pro Tom Sharp
GBR IDL Racing
26:11.579 3.275
6 ProAm1 Jordan Witt
GBR Redline Racing 26:16.966 8.662
7 Pro Ignas Gelzinis
LTU Juta Racing
26:20.230
11.926
8 ProAm1 Karl Leonard
IRL Team Parker 26:21.503 13.199
9 Pro Jayde Kruger
RSA  Brookspeed 26:21.503 13.232
10 Pro Victor Jimenez
ESP IN2Racing 26:21.536 13.966
11 Pro Dino Zamparelli
GBR Parr Motorsport 26:22.270 14.099
12 ProAm1 Mark Cole
GBR Parr Motorsport 26:22.403  15.194
13 Pro Paul Rees
GBR Parr Motorsport 26:23.498  16.178
14 Pro Josh Webster
GBR Team Parker 26:24.482  16.348
15 ProAm2 Iain Dockerill GBR Credit4Cars 26:24.652  19.367
16 ProAm2 Paul McKay GBR IN2Racing 26:27.977 19.673
17 ProAm2 Francis Galashan GBR GT Marques 26:28.574  20.270
18 ProAm1 Jack Falla GBR Redline Racing 26:30.993  22.689
19 ProAm2 Peter Parsons GBR Credit4Cars 26:31.819  23.515
20 ProAm2 Scott Marshall GBR GT Marques 26:21.382 1 Lap
21 ProAm2 Tautvydas Barstys LTU
Juta Racing 26:26.817 1 Lap
22 ProAm2 Shamus Jennings GBR G-Cat Racing 26:27.368 2 Laps
DNF ProAm2 Peter Kyle-Henney GBR Parr Motorsport 26:28.152 19.848
DNF ProAm1 Peter Jennings GBR G-Cat Racing 26:28.928 20.624
DNF ProAm1 Chris Dockerill GBR Credit4Cars 26:29.222 20.918
DNF ProAm2 John McCullagh GBR Redline Racing 18:29.687 8 Laps
DNF ProAm2 Rupert Martin GBR Team Parker 18:29.282 9 Laps
DNF Pro Ryan Cullen GBR G-Cat Racing 12:06.711
14 Laps

 

Fastest Lap

Pro - TBC - TBC

ProAm1 - TBC - TBC

ProAm2 - TBC - TBC

Grid - Race Two

Media release: 5th April 2015

Source: TSL Timing

Pos.     Class          Driver                               Nat.       
Entry                                      
Time           
Gap        
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4 Pro          
5 Pro          
6 Pro          
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10 ProAm1          
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14 Pro          

Race Two Results

Media release: 5th April 2015

Source: TSL Timing

Pos.     Class          Driver                               Nat.       
Entry                                           
Time           
Gap        
1
Pro Dan Cammish
 GBR Redline Racing 29:36.676
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2 Pro Michael Meadows
 GBR Samsung SUHD TV Racing 29:37.330 0.654
3 Pro Josh Webster  GBR Team Parker 29:37.870
1.194
4 Pro Stephen Jelley  GBR Team Parker 29:38.329 1.653
5 Pro Paul Rees  GBR Parr Motorsport 29:39.749 3.073
6 Pro Jayde Kruger  RSA Brookspeed 29:40.057 3.381
7 Pro Nicholas Latifi  CAN Samsung SUHD TV Racing 29:40.810 4.134
8 Pro Ryan Cullen
 GBR G-Cat Racing 29:43.964 7.288
9 Pro Victor Jimenez
ESP IN2Racing 29:44.942 8.266
10 ProAm2 John McCullagh
 GBR Redline Racing 29:57.797 21.121
11 ProAm2 Shamus Jennings  GBR G-Cat Racing 30:10.998 34.322
12 ProAm2 Scott Marshall  GBR GT Marques 30:12.393 35.717
13 ProAm2
Francis Galashan  GBR GT Marques 30:12.624 35.948
14 ProAm2 Paul McKay  GBR IN2Racing 30:13.010 36.334
15 ProAm2 Iain Dockerill  GBR Credit4Cars 30:16.433 39.757
16 ProAm2 Rupert Martin  GBR Team Parker 30:18.780 42.104
17 ProAm1 Ignas Gelzinis  LTU Juta Racing 29:46.175 1 Lap
DNF Pro Tom Sharp  GBR IDL Racing 15:42.047 16 Laps
DNF ProAm1 Karl Leonard  IRL Team Parker 15:42.847 16 Laps
DNF ProAm1 Jack Falla  GBR Redline Racing 11:45.061 21 Laps
DNF ProAm2 Peter Parsons  GBR Credit4Cars 11:53.204 25 Laps
DNF ProAm2 Tautvydas Barstys  LTU Juta Racing 6:49.615 26 Laps
DNF ProAm1 Mark Cole  GBR Parr Motorsport 5:23.623 28 Laps
DNF ProAm1 Jordan Witt  GBR Redline Racing  - -
DNF Pro Dino Zamparelli  GBR Parr Motorsport  - -

 

Fastest Lap

Pro - TBC - TBC

ProAm1 - TBC - TBC

ProAm2 - TBC - TBC

Double delight for Cammish as Porsche Carrera Cup GB 2015 season kicks off

Media release: 5th April 2015

Source: Porsche Cars GB

 

Redline Racing’s Dan Cammish got his season off to the perfect start with back-to-back wins in the first two rounds of the Porsche Carrera Cup GB 2015 season at Brands Hatch Indy. The 25-year-old confirmed early indications from both testing and practice that he would be one of the prime drivers to challenge for the top spot in the reinvigorated championship.

 

The former Formula Ford champion’s pace was there for all to see throughout an action-packed weekend. After a superb getaway in Round 1 which enabled him to take the lead on the very first lap, Cammish managed two safety car restarts seamlessly and never looked like relinquishing the lead. Despite it taking him longer to get past pole-sitter Jelley in Round 2, the relentless pressure applied by the Yorkshireman forced a mistake out of his championship rival.

 

“We knew we had a good car and we knew we could make it work but I didn’t expect to come here and have two wins to my name,” says Cammish. “Sunday was tougher than Saturday with a warmer track temperature which made my car a bit of a handful. It’s also so difficult to overtake at Brands but eventually I put him under enough pressure at Graham Hill and managed to slip through.”

 

Championship returnee Jelley looks set for another strong campaign after securing a solid haul of points. The 32-year-old’s podium in Race 1, two fastest laps and double pole position means he is hot on Cammish’s heels in the overall standings. Two-time champion Michael Meadows is not far behind either after two podium finishes.

 

“I’m relatively happy with how the weekend went,” comments Oxford-born Meadows. “Qualifying wasn’t the greatest for me, so I’m happy to have picked up some useful points. With the number of incidents that have taken place, it’s just good to come out of it with a solid return.”

 

It was a mixed weekend for defending champion and current Porsche Carrera Cup GB Scholar Josh Webster who put an error lining up on the grid for Race 1 firmly behind him with an impressive drive on Sunday.

 

“I was really motivated to go out there and do something special today to put Saturday well and truly to bed. We set the car up to come good at the end and luckily that played into our hands,” adds Josh. “We’ve learnt a lot this weekend, worked really well as a team and morale is still very high. Looking forward I think we’re in really good shape.”

 

In the Pro-Am 1 category, Juta Racing’s Ignas Gelzinis leads the way after the rest of the class failed to finish Race 2. The Lithuanian crossed the line a lap down on the race winner but was set for a better result had he not spun early on.

 

“I had really good pace and found myself in sixth but my first spin ruined my chances,” says the Carrera Cup GB rookie. “I survived and collected some strong points for the Pro-Am1 table but it’s mixed emotions because I feel I was on for a much better finish.”

 

“After the first corner incident with Dino, I am absolutely delighted to come away first in class. It was tricky to work through the field because of the damage to the car sustained through going into the gravel but I just kept my head down and picked off one at a time. It was important to put Saturday behind me.”

 

The third and fourth rounds take place on the hallowed asphalt at Spa-Francorchamps on Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 May.