Stage is set for a close-fought 2016 Porsche Carrera Cup GB season

Media release: 28th March 2016

 

Source: Porsche Cars GB

 

The fastest single marque GT racing championship in the UK roars into life at Kent’s world-famous Brands Hatch circuit on 2 and 3 April for the first two rounds of the Porsche Carrera Cup GB 2016.

 

At the unveiling of the 2016 Championship on 24 March, twelve teams running 26 cars took to the National circuit at Silverstone for the first test of the year. Times from across the three sessions suggest that the 16 round Championship is set to be one of the most hotly contested in the Cup’s history, with a host of new drivers vying wheel-to-wheel with seasoned campaigners for top honours.

 

Every competitor will be aiming for a strong start to their season in one of the three main categories. The ‘Pro’ category typically attracts experienced drivers gunning for the outright championship, while ‘Pro-Am1’ aims to offer newer drivers a chance to get acquainted with the ultra-competitive environment. In turn, ‘Pro-Am2’ provides those transitioning into top-line UK motorsport their own benchmark. Increased prize money across all three primary categories, including £25,000 and the use of a Porsche 911for a year to the Pro category winner, will be further fuelling the flames of fierce competition in 2016.

 

An additional Rookie Class for drivers aged 17 to 24 and new to the championship offers a significant £50,000 prize for the winner. Charlie Eastwood (20), Lewis Plato (23), Alessandro Latif (19), Sean Hudspeth (22) and Euan McKay (20) will all be determined to take home the spoils of victory.

 

Headline teams like Redline Racing, Team Parker Racing and Parr Motorsport continue to field multi-car squads, while established Carrera Cup teams, including IN2 Racing, Juta Racing, GT Marques, G-Cat Racing and Brookspeed, are joined by new teams IDL Racing, Team Redline, Intersport, The Car Loan Centre and Asset Advantage Racing.

 

Competition will be tough as the field of identical – and exhilarating – 460 hp 911 GT3 Cup cars places the focus on individual driver and team performance. Testing on Silverstone’s National circuit saw the seasoned campaigners off to a flying start, although by the final session four of the top eight runners were series newcomers.

 

In the Pro category, Charlie Eastwood (Redline Racing) overcame incredibly tough competition to become Porsche’s 2016/17 Carrera Cup GB Scholar. On top of £80,000 per year towards his Porsche Carrera Cup GB campaign, he receives bespoke personal training plans with Porsche Human Performance as he takes his place in Porsche’s motorsport family.

 

Another newcomer looking to make an impression from the outset is 2015 Ginetta GT4 Supercup champion Tom Oliphant (Redline Racing), who has chosen the Porsche Carrera Cup GB as the perfect catalyst for a career in international sports car racing. The Warwickshire-based driver has seemingly adapted to a rear-engined car with ease, posting a time at the Media Day test just 0.055 away from the fastest of the day. Also showing strong pre-season form were Lewis Plato (Team Redline) and Alessandro Latif (GT Marques), both of whom are newcomers adapting to the 911 GT3 Cup very quickly.

 

Defending Rookie Class champion Tom Sharp (IDL Racing) carries the momentum of a strong debut season, which culminated in the 24-year-old’s maiden series win at the final round of 2015. Back-to-back race winner in 2015, Dino Zamparelli (GT Marques) proved to be immediately on the pace at the pre-season test. Along with fellow returnees Stephen Jelley (Team Parker Racing) and Jonas Gelzinis Juta Racing), he will be looking to utilise the benefit of his experience in the opening rounds.

 

Not short of wins in his first full season in the Porsche Carrera Cup GB was Dan Cammish (Redline Racing). The 2015 overall champion set the pre-season pace, and despite the slender margin shows no intention of relinquishing his crown to the newcomers in 2016 without a fight.

 

Pro-Am1 is set to be a three-way fight every bit as competitive as the overall contest, with pre-season pace-setter Dan McKay (IN2 Racing) fixing his sights on the title in his first full season. Challenging him will be newcomers Sean Hudspeth (Parr Motorsport) and Justin Sherwood (Team Parker Racing).

 

The Pro-Am2 field is the biggest yet, with more than 12 drivers lining up to do battle. Reigning champion John McCullagh will start as season favourite, although Peter Kyle-Henney will be seeking to make amends for 2014 when he missed the title by a single point. However, they both have competition from returnees Iain Dockerill (Asset Advantage Racing), Shamus and Peter Jennings (G-Cat Racing), Rupert Martin (Team Parker Racing), Peter Parsons (The Car Loan Centre) and Tautvydas Barstys (Juta Racing). Championship new-bloods Barrie Baxter (Redline Racing) and Mark Radcliffe (Intersport) made rapid progress in the pre-season test to underline their potential, while Euan McKay (IN2 Racing) belied his years to set a blistering pace.

Timetable

Friday 1st April

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

 

Saturday 2nd April

Time                   
Activity                                                                   Championship                                                                  
Laps       
09:00 - 09:20 Qualifying MSA Formula Championship  
09:30 - 09:50 Qualifying Michelin Ginetta GT4 Supercup  
10:00 - 10:40 Free Practice Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship  
11:00 - 11:15 Qualifying Kick Start 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 MSA Formula Championship 20 mins
14:45
Race Michelin Ginetta GT4 Supercup 16
15:15 - 15:30
Qualifying Kick Start Ginetta Junior Championship
15:40 - 16:10
Qualifying Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship
16:25 Race Renault UK Clio Cup  20
17:05 Race Kick Start Ginetta Junior Championship 14
17:35
Race MSA Formula Championship  20 mins

 

Sunday 3rd April

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

10:00 Race Porsche Carrera Cup Great Britain 34
10:40 Race Michelin Ginetta GT4 Supercup 24
11:20 BTCC Pit Lane Opens

11:32
Race Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship 24
12:12

Kick Start Ginetta Junior Championship 14
12:42 - 13:25 Lunch Break    
13:05 BTC Driver Parade

13:25 Race Renault UK Clio Cup 20
14:00
BTCC Pit Lane Opens

14:12
Race Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship 24
14:55 Race MSA Formula Championship 20 mins
15:30 Race Porsche Carrera Cup Great Britain 34
16:10 Race Michelin Ginetta GT4 Supercup 24
17:00 BTCC Pit Lane Opens

17:12 Race Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship 24

 

Zamparelli edges ahead as Porsche Carrera Cup GB 2016 gets under way

Media release: 1st April 2016

 

Source: Porsche Cars GB

 

GT Marques’ Dino Zamparelli ended day one top of the time sheets, as he set the pace during the second free practice session at Brands Hatch. The former single-seater racer and 2015 Porsche Carrera Cup GB race-winner lapped the Brands Hatch Indy circuit in 46.671 seconds during Free Practice 2.

 

The 23 year-old from Bristol was clearly happy with his performance: “We managed to complete a lot of laps in FP2 which allowed me to find a good rhythm with the car. The first session was difficult with the low track temperature, but the tyres and car were working well in FP2. It’s a real boost for us to be ahead going into qualifying.”

 

The first free practice session had seen the reigning champion, Dan Cammish (Redline Racing), stamp his authority on proceedings. Cup newcomer Alessandro Latif (GT Marques) set the early pace in cold conditions, but by the end of the session Cammish was comfortably ahead of a tightly-grouped field.

 

Rising track temperature saw all but four drivers from the grid of 23 post their fastest lap in Free Practice 2, which saw a brief red flag period when the car of Pro-Am2 competitor Tautvydas Barstys (Juta Racing) was recovered without damage from the gravel at Druids hairpin. Cammish finished the session a mere 0.095 behind the flying Zamparelli, with the experienced Stephen Jelley (Team Parker Racing) not far behind in third.

 

The most recent Porsche Carrera Cup GB race winner, Tom Sharp (IDL Racing) made a late charge after the session was restarted to slot into fourth place, with Tom Oliphant (Team Redline) the highest-placed newcomer and rounding out the top five.

 

Porsche 2016/17 Scholar, Charlie Eastwood (Redline Racing), finished the session in ninth place when a holed radiator prevented him from capitalising on the rising track temperatures: “I had an unlucky session. A stone came up from a tyre and went through the radiator which meant I missed the chance to put on fresh tyres. It’s a shame, but we’ll see what qualifying brings.”

 

Only 0.545 seconds separated the Pro category drivers, leaving the challenge for pole position wide open during Saturday’s 30-minute qualifying session.

 

In the Pro-Am1 category, Dan McKay (IN2 Racing) started his first full season in the Porsche Carrera Cup GB with time that put him just 0.014 ahead of the impressive Sean Hudspeth (Parr Motorsport) who is making his series debut this weekend.

 

John McCullagh (Redline Racing) began the defence of his 2015 Pro-Am2 title in good form, just edging the returning Peter Kyle-Henney  (Parr Motorsport) into second place by 0.199 seconds. In close attendance was Iain Dockerill (Asset Advantage Racing), carrying forward the form that saw him win the category at the first round of 2015.

 

With less than a second separating the top 13 drivers in practice, the first meeting of the season on the tight Brands Hatch Indy circuit looks set to be a close-fought battle.

Free Practice One Times

Media release: 1st Apri 2016

 

Source: TSL Timing

 

Pos.     Class          Driver                               Nat.       
Entry                                      
Time           
Gap        
1
Pro
Dan Cammish
GBR
Redline Racing
46.945 -
2 Pro
Tom Sharp
GBR
IDL Racing
47.121 0.176
3 Pro Charlie Eastwood
GBR Redline Racing 47.188 0.243
4 Pro Tom Oliphant
GBR Team Redline 47.301 0.356
5 Pro Stephen Jelley
GBR Team Parker Racing
47.336 0.391
6 Pro Alessandro Latif
GBR GT Marques 47.347 0.402
7 Pro Dino Zamparelli
GBR GT Marques 47.350 0.405
8 Pro Lewis Plato
GBR
Team Redline
47.361 0.416
9 ProAm1 Sean Hudspeth
SIN
Parr Motorsport
47.641 0.696
10 ProAm1 Dan McKay
GBR
In2 Racing
47.726 0.781
11 Pro
Jonas Gelzinis
LTU
Juta Racing
47.754 0.809
12 ProAm1 Euan McKay GBR
In2 Racing 47.797 0.852
13
ProAm1 Justin Sherwood
GBR
Team Parker Racing 47.850 0.905
14 ProAm2 John McCullagh
GBR Redline Racing 48.196 1.251
15 ProAm1 Peter Jennings
GBR G-Cat Racing 48.317 1.372
16 ProAm2 Tautvydas Barstys
LTU
Juta Racing 48.485 1.540
17 ProAm2 Thomas Jennings
GBR G-Cat Racing
48.818 1.873
18 ProAm2 Peter Kyle-Henney
GBR Parr Motorsport 48.860 1.915
19 ProAm2 Mark Radcliffe
GBR Intersport
49.015 2.070
20 ProAm2 Peter Parsons
GBR The Car Loan Centre
49.071 2.126
21 ProAm2 Rupert Martin
GBR Team Parker Racing 49.286 2.341
22 ProAm2 Iain Dockerill
GBR Asset Advantage Racing
49.309 2.364
23 ProAm2 Barrie Baxter
GBR
Redline Racing 49.368 2.423

 

Free Practice Two Times

Media release: 1st April 2016

 

Source: TSL Timing

 

Pos.     Class          Driver                               Nat.       
Entry                                      
Time           
Gap        
1
Pro
Dino Zamparelli GBR
GT Marques 46.671 -
2 Pro Dan Cammish
GBR Redline Racing 46.766 0.095
3 Pro Stephen Jelley
GBR Team Parker Racing 46.934 0.263
4 Pro Tom Sharp
GBR IDL Racing 46.961 0.290
5 Pro Tom Oliphant
GBR Team Redline 46.986 0.315
6 Pro Lewis Plato
GBR Team Redline 47.041 0.370
7 Pro Jonas Gelzinis
LTU
Juta Racing 47.045 0.374
8 ProAm1 Dan McKay
GBR In2 Racing 47.186 0.515
9 ProAm1 Sean Hudspeth
SIN
Parr Motorsport 47.203 0.532
10 Pro Alessandro Latif
GBR GT Marques 47.216 0.545
11 Pro Charlie Eastwood
GBR Redline Racing 47.326 0.655
12 ProAm1 Justin Sherwood
GBR Team Parker Racing 47.475 0.804
13
ProAm1 Euan McKay
GBR In2 Racing 47.525 0.854
14 ProAm2 John McCullagh
GBR Redline Racing 47.852 1.181
15 ProAm1 Peter Jennings
GBR G-Cat Racing 48.006 1.335
16 ProAm2 Peter Kyle-Henney
GBR Parr Motorsport 48.051 1.380
17 ProAm2 Iain Dockerill
GBR Asset Advantage Racing 48.472 1.801
18 ProAm2 Tautvydas Barstys
LTU
Juta Racing 48.513 1.842
19 ProAm2 Mark Radcliffe
GBR Intersport
48.730 2.059
20 ProAm2 Peter Parsons
GBR The Car Loan Centre 48.904 2.233
21 ProAm2 Thomas Jennings
GBR G-Cat Racing 49.023 2.352
22 ProAm2 Barrie Baxter
GBR Redline Racing 49.111 2.440
23 ProAm2 Rupert Martin
GBR Team Parker Racing 50.077 3.406

Close-fought qualifying ends with twin pole positions for Dan Cammish

Media release: 2nd April 2016

 

Source: Porsche Cars GB

 

Reigning Porsche Carrera Cup GB Champion Dan Cammish (Redline Racing) started his title defence in style by securing pole position for rounds one and two of the 2016 Championship at Brands Hatch.

In hot pursuit was double 2015 race winner Dino Zamparelli (GT Marques), who closed in to within 0.031 seconds of Cammish at one point: “I felt I had the pace to take pole position, but if I had to rate my best lap, it would have been a nine out of ten. We were in the fight, but I made a tiny mistake on just one corner and that cost me. It’s so close with five corners on this circuit, but being on the front row for both races is a solid start and I want to push Dan as hard as I can.”

The fastest time of the qualifying session sets the grid for race one, while the line-up for race two is determined by a driver’s second fastest time. Most drivers chose to run the 30-minute session in two parts, a mid-session tyre change providing the opportunity for improvement.

Zamparelli pushed Cammish hard in the latter stages of the session, both drivers improving in a flurry of fastest laps, but Cammish always managed to keep a few hundredths ahead: “The car felt completely different from testing, it was a lot easier to get heat into the front tyres. The traffic was okay and I was really happy with my first set of tyres. I wasn’t sure I could improve, but a few of us got into a line and managed four or five clear laps. Qualifying is so important with the times being so close and Brands is tough to overtake on, so I’m glad to be on pole.”

Returning after a year away and underlining his potential, Lithuanian driver Jonas Gelzinis (Juta Racing) found a single-lap pace that secured him third on the grid for race one, although his second fastest lap left him ninth for race two: “There was a lot of traffic and slow cars warming up their tyres. I struggled to get the best from my first set, so went out early on my second set and took a little longer to make sure they were properly warm. I tried to take advantage of this and managed one fast lap, but it’s a real learning curve for me. Although the tracks are familiar, the car is completely new to me.”

Reigning Rookie Champion Tom Sharp (IDL Racing) showed consistent pace to line up fourth for race one and third for race two. Of 2016’s Rookies, Porsche Scholar Charlie Eastwood (Redline Racing) edged ahead with a pair of fifth place starts: “I lost some time in the car yesterday when my radiator was punctured by a stone. This meant that I didn’t understand as well as I might have done when the tyres would be at their best. I definitely could have made more time, so this is encouraging for the races tomorrow.”

Every bit as close-fought was the Pro-Am1 category, with newcomer and Rookie Sean Hudspeth (Parr Motorsport) taking top-spot by the narrowest of margins, just 0.002 seconds, from Dan McKay (IN2 Racing). The start for race two sees those positions reversed, with McKay leading the category away from the lights.

Hudspeth said of a performance that saw him inside the top 10 overall: “It’s my first time at Brands Hatch and I just couldn’t find the time on my second set of tyres to improve. It’s a completely new car to me and despite being hard on myself, I worked hard to give the team a good result.”

Maintaining his pre-season form in the Pro-Am2 category was reigning Champion John McCullagh (Redline Racing) who starts both races at the head of the category: “Testing went really well, but it took 74 laps to get the pace we wanted. We did two tyre runs and I managed to get them worked in quickly, and that showed in my times.”

Round 1 of the Porsche Carrera Cup GB season will start at 10.00 tomorrow, with the second round at 15.30. Coverage of Sunday’s action will be broadcast on ITV4, with round two covered live.

Less than half a second separates the top 10 drivers in practice setting the scene for an action-packed opening round on the tight Brands Hatch Indy circuit.

Grid - Race One

Media release: 2nd April 2016

 

Source: TSL Timing

 

Pos.     Class          Driver                               Nat.       
Entry                                      
Time           
Gap        
1
Pro
Dan Cammish
GBR
Redline Racing
46.369 -
2 Pro Dino Zamparelli
GBR GT Marques
46.451 0.082
3 Pro Jonas Gelzinis
LTU
Juta Racing
46.481 0.112
4 Pro Tom Sharp
GBR IDL Racing
46.522 0.153
5 Pro Charlie Eastwood
GBR Redline Racing 46.559 0.190
6 Pro Tom Oliphant
GBR Team Redline
46.569 0.200
7 Pro Stephen Jelley
GBR Team Parker Racing
46.573 0.204
8 Pro Lewis Plato
GBR Team Redline 46.642 0.273
9 Pro Alessandro Latif
GBR GT Marques 46.649 0.280
10 ProAm1 Sean Hudspeth
SIN
Parr Motorsport
46.781 0.412
11 ProAm1 Dan McKay
GBR In2 Racing 46.783 0.414
12 ProAm2 John McCullagh
GBR Redline Racing 46.968 0.599
13
ProAm1 Euan McKay
GBR In2 Racing
47.018 0.649
14 ProAm1 Justin Sherwood
GBR Team Parker Racing 47.063 0.694
15 ProAm2 Peter Kyle-Henney
GBR Parr Motorsport 47.506 1.137
16 ProAm2 Tautvydas Barstys
LTU
Juta Racing 47.510 1.141
17 ProAm1 Peter Jennings
GBR G-Cat Racing
47.561 1.192
18 ProAm2 Iain Dockerill
GBR Asset Advantage Racing
47.974 1.605
19 ProAm2 Peter Parsons
GBR The Car Loan Centre
48.035
1.666
20 ProAm2 Mark Radcliffe
GBR Intersport
48.047 1.678
21 ProAm2 Thomas Jennings
GBR G-Cat Racing 48.264 1.895
22 ProAm2 Barrie Baxter
GBR Redline Racing 48.424 2.055
23 ProAm2 Rupert Martin
GBR Team Parker Racing 48.790 2.421

Zamparelli wins season opener ad Cammish slides wide

Media release: 3rd April 2016

 

Source: Porsche Cars GB

 

Tricky early morning conditions intensified the anticipation ahead of the first round of 2016’s Porsche Carrera Cup GB. A cold, damp track greeted the Class of 2016 as reigning Champion Dam Cammish (Redline Racing)  led the field away from pole position for the rolling start of race one.

A clean start was followed almost immediately by drama at Graham Hill bend, with newcomer Sean Hudspeth (Parr Motorsport) spinning on the damp part of the track and Peter Jennings (G-Cat Racing) coming together with Mark Radcliffe (Intersport). Tom Sharp made an early move on Jonas Gelzinis (Juta Racing) to secure third spot, with Porsche Scholar Charlie Eastwood (Redline Racing) stamping his authority on the Rookie category after a similar move saw him take fourth.

As Cammish eased out a lead over the pursuing Dino Zamparelli (GT Marques), Alessandro Latif (GT Marques) made contact with Tom Oliphant (Team Redline) on the run into Druids, damaging his radiator. The race went from bad to worse for the number 17 car when Latif made heavy contact with Dan McKay who had spun exiting Graham Hill. Both cars needed to be recovered and the circuit cleared, bringing out the safety car.

As the race restarted, the tricky conditions were made worse when contact between Hudspeth and Shamus Jennings (G-Cat Racing) saw Hudspeth’s car leaking coolant as he returned to the pits.

The battle for overall honours became a two-horse race, as Zamparelli pushed Cammish hard to extend the pair’s lead over the chasing pack. The pace was relentless, both drivers swapping fastest lap and pushing to the limit. First to exceed the limit was Cammish, the 26-year-old picking up a five second penalty in the final stages of the race for exceeding track limits which handed victory to a grateful Zamparelli: “Dan drove really well, it’s tough being the first car to a corner in really challenging conditions. My job this weekend has been to put him under pressure, and after qualifying our goal was to secure the fastest lap which we did. To take the win after the penalty was a bonus, but a win is a win.”

Echoing Zamparelli’s thoughts about the conditions was third-placed Tom Sharp (IDL Racing): “It was a very eventful race and conditions made the start tricky. I passed Jonas on the opening lap into Surtees and managed to hold third to make the podium, which is always nice in the Carrera Cup.

“I went into the race just wanting to hold fourth and managed to exceed that. The conditions stayed difficult, with patches of fluid all around the circuit. This year I think there will be more winners which will make consistency important. Our aim is a podium in every race.”

Pushing Sharp hard was top-placed Rookie Charlie Eastwood: “I made a good start and managed to squeeze past Jonas into Druids on the second lap. Just staying on the track was a challenge, especially at Graham Hill where there was fluid down. Getting solid points from race one is good, but I’m a racer and always want more!

“There were a lot of firsts for me in that race: my first time dealing with traffic, first time making a rolling start. I lost time in the traffic which made it difficult for me to close back up to Tom, but the noise and experience of the rolling start was incredible.”

In Pro-Am1, John McCullagh (Redline Racing) was immediately on the pace following the reigning Pro-Am2 category Champion’s last-minute decision to move up a category for 2016. McCullagh pushed Rookie Euan McKay (IN2 Racing) hard before making his move on the last corner of the last lap to take the win: “The race was action-packed, but I made a good start and kept out of trouble. The wet, slippery conditions made it really hard to get heat into the tyres, but the safety car period actually gave me the chance to make sure they were fully up to temperature. After the restart, I just kept out of mischief and picked my way through the field. I had a great battle with Euan, and only found a gap on the last corner of the last lap.”

A similarly hard-fought battle in the Pro-Am2 category saw Lithuanian driver Tautvydas Barstys take the first category win of 2016 ahead of Peter Kyle-Henney (Parr Motorsport). After leading early on, a slow run out of Paddock Hill Bend allowed Barstys through to secure the win by less than a second.

Race One Results

Media release: 3rd April 2016

 

Source: TSL Timing

 

Pos.     Class          Driver                               Nat.       
Entry                                      
Time           
Gap        
1
Pro
Dino Zamparelli
GBR
GT Marques 30:06.042 -
2 Pro Dan Cammish
GBR Redline Racing
30:10.388 4.346
3 Pro Tom Sharp
GBR IDL Racing
30:15.695 9.653
4 Pro Charlie Eastwood
GBR Redline Racing 30:16.035 9.993
5 Pro Tom Oliphant
GBR Team Redline
30:19.136 13.094
6 Pro Stephen Jelley
GBR Team Parker Racing 30:19.160 13.118
7 Pro Jonas Gelzinis
LTU
Juta Racing
30:19.605 13.563
8 Pro Lewis Plato
GBR Team Redline 30:19.926 13.884
9 ProAm1 John McCullagh
GBR Redline Racing 30:46.395 40.353
10 ProAm1 Euan McKay
GBR In2 Racing 30:46.795 40.753
11 ProAm1 Justin Sherwood
GBR Team Parker Racing 30:47.620 41.578
12 ProAm2 Tautvydas Barstys
LTU
Juta Racing 30:06.389 1 Lap
13
ProAm2 Peter Kyle-Henney
GBR
Parr Motorsport
30:07.318 1 Lap
14 ProAm1 Peter Jennings
GBR G-Cat Racing 30:17.966 1 Lap
15 ProAm2 Iain Dockerill
GBR Asset Advantge Racing
30:18.837
1 Lap
16 ProAm2 Peter Parsons
GBR The Car Loan Centre
30:34.795
1 Lap
17 ProAm2 Barri Baxter
GBR Redline Racing
30:35.497
1 Lap
18 ProAm2 Thomas Jennings
GBR G-Cat Racing
30:42.544 1 Lap
19 ProAm2 Mark Radcliffe
GBR Intersport
30:45.713 1 Lap
20 ProAm2 Rupert Martin
GBR Team Parker Racing
30:51.614 3 Laps
DNF
ProAm1 Sean Hudspeth
SIN
Parr Motorsport 13:53.403 21 Laps
DNF
Pro Alessandro Latif
GBR
GT Marques
1:50.202
30 Laps
DNF
ProAm1 Dan McKay
GBR
In2 Racing
1:51.793 30 Laps

 

Fastest Lap


Pro - Dino Zamparelli (GT Marques) - 47.316

 

ProAm1 - Justin Sherwood (Team PArker Racing) - 48.588

 

ProAm2 - Tautvydas Barstys (Juta Racing) - 48.745

 

Grid - Race Two

 

Media release: 2nd April 2016

 

Source: TSL Timing

 

Pos.     Class          Driver                               Nat.       
Entry                                      
Time           
Gap        
1
Pro
Dan Cammish
GBR
Redline Racing
46.388 -
2 Pro Dino Zamparelli
GBR GT Marques 46.493 0.105
3 Pro Tom Sharp
GBR IDL Racing 46.618 0.230
4 Pro Stephen Jelley
GBR Team Parker Racing
46.622 0.234
5 Pro Charlie Eastwood
GBR Redline Racing 46.646 0.258
6 Pro Alessandro Latif
GBR GT Marques
46.711 0.323
7 Pro Lewis Plato
GBR Team Redline
46.742 0.354
8 Pro Tom Oliphant
GBR Team Redline 46.779 0.391
9 Pro Jonas Gelzinis
LTU Juta Racing
46.784 0.396
10 ProAm1 Dan McLay
GBR In2 Racing
46.846 0.458
11 ProAm1 Euan McKay
GBR In2 Racing 47.051 0.663
12 ProAm1
Sean Hudspeth
SIN
Parr Motorsport
47.096 0.708
13
ProAm1 Justin Sherwood
GBR
Team Parker Racing 47.171 0.783
14 ProAm2 John McCullagh
GBR
Redline Racing 47.376 0.988
15 ProAm2
Peter Kyle-Henney
GBR
Parr Motorsport 47.593 1.205
16 ProAm1 Peter Jennings
GBR
G-Cat Racing
47.762 1.374
17 ProAm2 Tautvydas Barstys
LTU Juta Racing 47.852 1.464
18 ProAm2 Iain Dockerill
GBR Asset Advantage Racing
48.046 1.658
19 ProAm2 Peter Parsons
GBR The Car Loan Centre
48.111
1.723
20 ProAm2 Mark Radcliffe
GBR Intersport
48.293 1.905
21 ProAm2 Thomas Jennings
GBR G-Cat Racing 48.369 1.981
22 ProAm2 Barrie Baxter
GBR Redline Racing 48.513 2.125
23 ProAm2 Rupert Martin
GBR Team Parker Racing 48.876 2.488

Cammish wins race two in dominant fashion

Media release: 3rd april 2016

 

Source: Porsche Cars GB

 

Pole-sitter Dan Cammish (Redline Racing) stormed back from his disappointment in race one to take a lights-to-flag victory in the second race of the weekend. The former Formula Ford champion proved utterly dominant and never looked like relinquishing the lead on his way to victory.

Cammish said of his second race: “I was very disappointed by this morning as to me the five second penalty for track limits didn’t take into account the fact that as race leader I was the first to encounter the really variable track conditions. In race two I was out to make amends, and think I made my point on the track.”   

Race one winner Dino Zamparelli (GT Marques) had to settle for second in race two, despite again setting the fastest lap of the race: “I’m really happy with our weekend and proved our intent. Two fastest laps shows we have the one-lap pace, but our focus has to be understanding how to maintain this over longer runs. A longer circuit like Silverstone for the next two rounds will probably show us more and in the meantime we have something to work on.

“Dan drove really well, he’s the reigning champion for a reason. Our pace is there and I haven’t been off the podium since I joined GT Marques last season.”

A race-long battle for third place was the highlight of the Pro category though, with the experienced Stephen Jelley (Team Parker Racing) making a good start and trading paint several times with Tom Sharp (IDL Racing) as the pair went side to side time and again.

Jelley commented: “It was a nerve-wracking race and on such a short circuit the backmarkers made things tough to keep position. The team said to me before the race I should get stuck in, so I did! It was a defensive drive, but one where I felt I made the best of the opportunities that came my way. To be back on the podium is a monkey off my back as it’s been a while since I was last here. Team Parker Racing has a great setup for the car and I feel we can operate at this level with a solid pace.”

Also in the battle for third was newcomer Tom Oliphant (Team Redline): “I was really focused on getting a good start as I was further down on the grid for race two. We used the better tyres from qualifying and had a good pace. My aim was to get into the top five so I just pushed and pushed. Once I caught up with Stephen there wasn’t a way past, but I’m really happy with a fifth and fourth in my first Porsche Carrera Cup GB outing.”

Rounding out the group was Charlie Eastwood (Redline Racing), who took sixth place after passing Lewis Plato (Team Redline) and was again top Rookie.

After an eventful first race, a delighted Sean Hudspeth (Parr Motorsport) underlined his pace with a comfortable win in the Pro-Am1 category: “I was unlucky in race one, but sometimes it goes that way. It was nice to be on the pace of the Pros in race two, I just cleared my head and focused on the race always looking forward. I’m happy to have given the team the result they deserved, it was a good end to my first ever race weekend in a GT championship.”

On the top step of the podium in Pro-Am2 was Mark Radcliffe (Intersport), the newcomer harnessing his pace and experience from race one to recover from a bad start in race two: “I had a disappointing first race and was very anxious about the standing start for race two. I struggled to get away, but made up time and started to pick off the cars ahead. I seemed quicker through Surtees and kept pushing. Like any driver, I’d like to progress through the classes and there’s so much to learn. Our win in Pro-Am2 is all the sweeter as the team has been down on numbers today, so I’ve been getting stuck in with running the car too.”

Intersport were awarded the trophy for ‘Team of the Weekend’ as a result of their hard work. Recipient of the ‘Driver of the Weekend’ award was Justin Sherwood (Team Parker Racing), who took third and second places in Pro-Am1: “I really enjoyed my weekend and my pace in race two was really surprising. The team gave me a really good car but I made a bad start although I wasn’t the only one. The gap to Sean ebbed and flowed through the traffic, but I’m really happy with my first two races back.”

Another noteworthy drive was that of Dan McKay (IN2 Racing), who started race two from the back of a grid in a different car following a heavy collision in race one: “The team set up the spare car really well and I had total confidence in it. It was a really tiring race, but to make it into third in Pro-Am1 was not what I expected. I just kept my head down and kept passing cars.”

Race Two Results

Media release: 3rd april 2016

 

Source: TSL Timing

 

Pos.     Class          Driver                               Nat.       
Entry                                      
Time           
Gap        
1
Pro
Dan Cammish
GBR Redline Racing
26:23.280 -
2 Pro Dino Zamparelli
GBR GT Marques 26:29.456 6.176
3 Pro Stephen Jelley
GBR Team Parker Racing 26:42.894 19.614
4 Pro Tom Oliphant
GBR Team Redline
26:43.398 20.118
5 Pro Tom Sharp
GBR IDL Racing
26:43.496 20.216
6 Pro Charlie Eastwood
GBR Redline Racing 26:43.842 20.562
7 Pro Lewis Plato
GBR Team Redline 26:44.937 21.657
8 Pro Jonas Gelzinis
LTU
Jute Racing 26:45.307 22.027
9 ProAm1 Sean Hudspeth
GBR Parr Motorsport 26:49.192 25.912
10 ProAm1 Justin Sherwood
GBR Team Parker Racing 26:52.136 28.856
11 ProAm1 Dan McKay
GBR In2 Racing 26:53.602 30.322
12 Pro Alessandro Latif
GBR GT Marques
26:53.934 30.654
13
ProAm1 Euan McKay
GBR In2 Racing
27:02.857 39.577
14 ProAm1 Peter Jennings GBR G-Cat Racing 27:06.679 43.399
15 ProAm1 John McCullagh
GBR Redline Racing 27:07.708 44.428
16 ProAm2 Mark Radcliffe
GBR
Intersport
26:35.916 1 Lap
17 ProAm2 Iain Dockerill
GBR Asset Advantage Racing
26:36.857 1 Lap
18 ProAm2 Tautvydas Barstys
LTU
Jute Racing
26:57.286 1 Lap
19 ProAm2 Peter Kyle-Henney
GBR Parr Motorsport
27:04.437 1 Lap
20 ProAm2 Peter Parsons
GBR The Car Loan Centre
27:09.548 1 Lap
21 ProAm2 Rupert Martin
GBR Team Parker Racing
26:39.142 2 Laps
DNF
ProAm2 Barrie Baxter
GBR Redline Racing
18:34.066 11 Laps
DNF ProAm2 Thomas Jennings GBR G-Cat Racing 14:21.101 16 Laps

 

Fastest Lap


Pro - Dino Zamparelli (GT Marques)) - 47.292

 

ProAm1 - Dan McKay (In2 Racing) - 47.919

 

ProAm2 - Mark Radcliffe (Intersport) - 48.663