Season heads to mid-point with Cammish ahead and challenge wide open

Media release: 13th June 2016

 

Source: Porsche Cars GB

 

Dan Cammish (Redline Racing) leads the fastest single marque GT racing championship in the UK as it heads to his home circuit at Croft for rounds seven and eight, the mid-point of the season. While Cammish may hold the advantage, the competition to be his challenger has never been so close.

The duel for supremacy between the defending champion and Dino Zamparelli (GT Marques) took another turn at Oulton Park when Cammish scored a clean sweep of pole positions, fastest laps and wins. A combination of good luck and sheer speed saw him stay ahead of a pack that consistently produced lap times closer than at any point in the season so far.

A dramatic pair of races left Zamparelli with fifth and third places, results the Bristol-based driver was not entirely unhappy with after utilising his excellent race craft to good effect, but which emphatically highlighted the close-fought nature of a championship where fractions separate the competitors – only one second per lap covering the entire Pro category. Zamparelli remains Cammish’s top challenger, but his focus for Croft will be to keep clear of the chasing pack and maintain his pressure on the Yorkshireman.

Undoubtedly encouraged by the season so far is Porsche Carrera Cup GB veteran Stephen Jelley (Team Parker Racing). Only denied a victory in round five by a misunderstanding when passing a team mate, Jelley will be hoping his luck changes and his ability to mix it at the front will convert into wins. Similarly, reigning Rookie champion Tom Sharp (IDL Racing) has not had the best of luck in 2016, despite building on his 2015 performance. A tough tyre decision at Silverstone and damage at Oulton Park have reduced his points haul so far this season, but the Surrey-based driver will be looking for better at Croft. Meanwhile, the returning Jonas Gelzinis (Juta Racing) has been steadily accumulating points and keeping out of trouble, the Lithuanian driver an outside bet for a strong result after winning at Croft in 2013.

Keen to bring their own pressure to bear are the Pro category newcomers, all of whom showed excellent pace at Oulton Park as they continued to get to grips with the demands of the 460 hp 911 ‘Type 991’ GT3 Cup cars. An official exclusive test taking place at Croft before the free practice sessions will offer valuable additional mileage, as the Pro category permits only limited testing.

With his university studies at their conclusion, Lewis Plato (Team Redline) has been able to focus his full attentions on racing, fourth and third on the grid at Oulton Park and his first Rookie class win underlining the benefit to his raw pace. Another Rookie rapidly building his speed is Alessandro Latif (GT Marques), at one point in round six holding the fastest lap of the race and looking to maximise the additional test session for Croft.

Leading the Rookie category and lying third in the championship is 2016/17 Porsche GB Scholar Charlie Eastwood (Redline Racing). Gaining valuable experience every lap, Eastwood has quickly established himself as a consistent top three prospect after scoring his third podium of 2016 in round five.

A solid fifth in the championship going into Croft is Tom Oliphant (Team Redline), the newcomer making the best of his ability to fight through a pack but hoping for a strong qualifying result to allow him to translate this into an overdue podium finish.

Hot on the heels of the Pro category are the Pro-Am1 contenders, who arrive at Croft with just five points separating the top three. Currently holding the advantage is Euan McKay (IN2 Racing) after a pair of category wins at Oulton Park, but brother Dan McKay (IN2 Racing) will be challenging hard after a superb comeback from an early spin saw him third in category with fastest lap in round six. Consistent Rookie Sean Hudspeth (Parr Motorsport) will be aiming for his second category win, while 2014 category winner Justin Sherwood (Team Parker Racing) and Pro-Am2 veteran Peter Jennings (G-Cat Racing) will be aiming to convert their 2016 podium visits into a victory.

Two-time Pro-Am1 winner and reigning Pro-Am2 champion is local man John McCullagh (Redline Racing), the only driver in the category alongside Peter Jennings to have finished every race in 2016. The young at heart 52-year-old lives just six miles from Croft, close enough to cycle to the circuit each morning. No doubt this will leave the Yorkshireman enough energy to challenge for another category win in front of his friends, family and fans.

Pro-Am2 has produced consistently close and exciting racing, evidenced by Mark Radcliffe (Intersport Racing) and Tautvydas Barstys (Juta Racing) arriving at Croft tied for the category lead. Impressing in his first season, Radcliffe has already won three times, while the more experienced Barstys took his third victory at the last round. Iain Dockerill (Asset Advantage Racing) and Peter Kyle-Henney (Parr Motorsport) have demonstrated strong pace and will be podium hopefuls, with Shamus Jennings (G-Cat Racing) looking for another start such as he made at Oulton Park to secure his third podium of the season.

In 2015 Dan Cammish took his first clean sweep of his Porsche Carrera Cup GB career at Croft and, while he enjoys a small respite of 25 points at the head of the championship table in 2016, the race is on to see who will be the one to challenge the dominant Yorkshireman at home.

Rounds seven and eight will take place on Sunday 19 June at 12.42 and 16.19 respectively, with live coverage on ITV4.

Timetable

Friday 17th June

Time                   
Activity                                                                   Championship                                                                  
Laps        
09:00 - 09:40 Free Practice Protyre Ginetta GT5 Challenge  
09:45 - 10:25 Free Practice Porsche Carrera Cup Great Britain  
10:30 - 11:10 Free Practice Formula 4  
11:15 - 11:55
 Free Practice Renault UK Clio Cup  
12:00 - 12:40 Free Practice Protyre Ginetta GT5 Challenge  
12:40 - 13:40 Lunch Break
 
13:35 - 14:20 Free Practice Porsche Carrera Cup Great Britain  
14:25 - 14:55 Free Practice Ginetta Junior Championship  
15:00 - 15:40
Free Practice Formula 4  
15:45 - 16:25
Free Practice Renault UK Clio Cup  
16:30 - 17:00
Free Practice Ginetta Junior Championship  

 

Saturday 18th June

Time                   
Activity                                                                   Championship                                                                  
Laps       
09:30 - 10:10 Free Practice Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship  
10:25 - 10:40 Qualifying Ginetta Junior Championship  
10:50 - 11:10 Qualifying Formula 4  
11:20 - 11:50 Qualifying Renault UK Clio Cup  
12:00 - 12:40  Free Practice Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship  
12:40 - 13.40
Lunch Break
 
13:40 - 14:00 Qualifying Protyre Ginetta GT5 Challenge  
14:10 - 14:40
Qualifying Porsche Carrera Cup Great Britain  
14:50
Race Ginetta Junior Championship 8
15:25
Race Formula 4 20 mins
16:00 - 16:30
Qualifying Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship
16:40
 Race Protyre Ginetta GT5 Challenge 12
 17:15
 Race Renault UK Clio Cup  12
17:55 - 18:15
Race Ginetta Junior Championship 8

 

Sunday 19th June

Time                  
Activity                                                                  
Championship                                                                   
Laps      
10:30 - 11:05
Pit Lane Walkabout / BTCC Autograph Session

11:30 BTCC Driver Parade


11:50  BTCC Pit Lane Opens MSA Formula Championship
12:02 Race Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship 15
12:42
Race Porsche Carrera Cup Great Britain 15
13:17
Race Formula 4  20 mins
13:52 Race Protyre Ginetta GT5 Challenge 12
14:27 BTCC Pit Lane Opens

14:39
Race Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship 15
15:19
Race Ginetta Junior Championship 8
15:49
 Race  Renault UK Clio Cup 12
16:19 Race Porsche Carrera Cup Great Britain 15
16:54 BTCC Pit Lane Opens

17:06 Race Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship 15
17:46 Race Formula 4 20 mins

 

Zamparelli fixes his sights on pole position after heading free practice

 

Media release: 17th June 2016

Dino Zamparelli (GT Marques) set down a clear marker ahead of qualifying for rounds seven and eight at Croft. The Bristol-based driver finished both free practice sessions over half a second ahead of his nearest challenger, Porsche GB 2016/17 Scholar Charlie Eastwood (Redline Racing). 

In the first session that saw mild drizzle keep the track temperature low for the duration, Zamparelli could manage just fifth fastest. Setting the pace by a comfortable margin from defending champion Dan Cammish (Redline Racing) with an impressive performance was sports car veteran and Porsche newcomer Bradley Ellis (Team Parker Racing). Ellis celebrated his 29th birthday and Porsche Carrera Cup GB debut in style with a time that put him at the top of the table by over four tenths of a second, his times steadily and relentlessly reducing in tricky conditions. Not far distant in third was Tom Sharp (IDL Racing), the 2015 Rookie champion working his tyres well. 

Amongst the Pro runners once again was the Pro-Am1 pairing of Euan and Dan McKay (IN2 Racing). Calm and collected outside the car, a fierce sibling rivalry inside the car saw the brothers for the second race weekend in a row post identical lap times, Dan on his third lap and Euan on his twelfth. Sean Hudspeth (Parr Motorsport) lost valuable mileage on a circuit almost completely new to him after a small mistake cost him light contact with the barrier and put an end to his session. 

Battle was once again resumed in the now customarily close-fought Pro-Am2 category, Peter Kyle-Henney (Parr Motorsport) managing a time just 0.037 faster than a flying Shamus Jennings (G-Cat Racing), fresh from his podium finish in round six. Category leader Tautvydas Barstys (Juta Racing) kept himself in touch in third. 

Conditions improved for the afternoon free practice session, with track temperature rising and the circuit gaining rubber from other sessions. From the outset all of the 24-car grid were visibly pushing harder, with only two drivers failing to improve on their morning time. 

The increased pace took its toll as several drivers found the limit at various points around the circuit, even the reigning champion making a rare mistake to head through the gravel at Clervaux. Zamparelli and Eastwood posted the biggest improvements to head the field, while pushing Cammish into sixth place were Bradley Ellis, Tom Oliphant (Team Redline) and 2013 Croft winner Jonas Gelzinis (Juta Racing). 

Euan McKay managed to find an edge of just 0.087 seconds over brother Dan to head the Pro-Am1 category, with local man John McCullagh (Redline Racing) pleased with his performance in third, the reigning Pro-Am2 champion improving to within seven tenths of a second behind the McKays. 

Barstys found over a second to go top of the form book for qualifying in the Pro-Am2 category, with Peter Kyle-Henney and Mark Radcliffe (Intersport Racing) in close attendance. 

Today’s track action suggests Zamparelli is fighting back from a difficult weekend last time out in the best way he can, sights firmly set on pole position and with a blisteringly fast time under his belt to boost his confidence. Meanwhile, championship leader Cammish is under pressure, but nobody will be underestimating the Yorkshireman’s ability to produce a fast lap when he really needs to. The wild card is the talented newcomer, and all eyes will be on Ellis tomorrow when qualifying for rounds seven and eight will take place at 14.10. Follow the battle at @CarreraCupGB on Twitter and @carreracupgb on Instagram. 


Source: Porsche Cars GB

Free Practice One Times

Media release: 17th June 2016

 

Source: TSL Timing

 

Pos.     Class          Driver                               Nat.       
Entry                                      
Time           
Gap        
1
Pro Bradley Ellis GBR Team Parker Racing 1:22.065
2 Pro Dan Cammish GBR Redline Racing 1:22.506 0.441
3 Pro Tom Sharp GBR IDL Racing 1:22.536 0.471
4 Pro Tom Oliphant GBR Team Redline 1:22.690 0.625
5 Pro Dino Zamparelli GBR GT Marques 1:22.781 0.716
6 Pro Stephen Jelley GBR Team Parker Racing 1:22.858 0.793
7 Pro Charlie Eastwood GBR Redline Racing 1:23.086 1.021
8 Pro Alessandro Latif GBR GT Marques 1:23.442 1.377
9 Am1 Dan McKay GBR IN2 Racing 1:23.779 1.714
10 Am1 Euan McKay GBR IN2 Racing 1:23.779 1.714
11 Pro Lewis Plato GBR Team Redline 1:23.869 1.804
12 Pro Jonas Gelzinis LTU Juta Racing 1:24.128 2.063
13
Am1 Justin Sherwood GBR Team Parker Racing 1:24.501 2.436
14 Am1 John McCullagh GBR Redline Racing 1:25.186 3.121
15 Am1 Peter Jennings GBR G-Cat Racing 1:25.244 3.179
16 Am2 Peter Kyle-Henney GBR Parr Motorsport 1:25.554 3.489
17 Am2 Thomas Jennings GBR G-Cat Racing 1:25.591 3.526
18 Am2 Tautvydas Barstys LTU Juta Racing 1:26.056 3.991
19 Am2 Mark Radcliffe GBR Intersport Racing 1:26.330 4.265
20 Am1 Sean Hudspeth SIN Parr Motorsport 1:26.482 4.417
21 Am2 Iain Dockerill GBR Asset Advantage Racing 1:27.052 4.987
22 Am2 Peter Parsons GBR The Car Loan Centre 1:28.599 6.534
23 Am2 Barrie Baxter GBR Redline Racing 1:29.285 7.220
24
Am2 Rupert Martin GBR Team Parker Racing 1:30.020 7.955

 

Free Practice Two Times

Media release: 17th June 2016

 

Source: TSL Timing

 

Pos.     Class          Driver                               Nat.       
Entry                                      
Time           
Gap        
1
Pro Dino Zamparelli GBR GT Marques 1:21.250
2 Pro Charlie Eastwood GBR Redline Racing 1:21.809 0.559
3 Pro Bradley Ellis GBR Team Parker Racing 1:21.844 0.594
4 Pro Tom Oliphant GBR Team Redline 1:22.072 0.822
5 Pro Jonas Gelzinis LTU Juta Racing 1:22.122 0.872
6 Pro Dan Cammish GBR Redline Racing 1:22.139 0.889
7 Pro Tom Sharp GBR IDL Racing  1:22.456 1.206
8 Pro Alessandro Latif GBR GT Marques 1:22.461 1.211
9 Pro Stephen Jelley GBR Team Parker Racing 1:22.789 1.539
10 Am1 Euan McKay GBR IN2 Racing 1:23.194 1.944
11 Am1 Dan McKay GBR IN2 Racing 1:23.281 2.031
12 Pro Lewis Plato GBR Team Redline 1:23.308 2.058
13
Am1 John McCullagh GBR Redline Racing 1:23.894 2.644
14 Am1 Justin Sherwood GBR Team Parker Racing 1:23.909 2.659
15 Am1 Sean Hudspeth GBR Parr Motorsport 1:24.018 2.768
16 Am1 Peter Jennings GBR G-Cat Racing 1:24.512 3.262
17 Am2 Tautvydas Barstys LTU Juta Racing 1:24.702 3.452
18 Am2 Peter Kyle-Henney GBR Parr Motorsport 1:24.852 3.602
19 Am2 Mark Radcliffe GBR Intersport Racing 1:25.342 4.092
20 Am2 Peter Parsons GBR The Car Loan Centre 1:26.050 4.800
21 Am2 Thomas Jennings GBR G-Cat Racing 1:26.846 5.596
22 Am2 Barrie Baxter GBR Redline Racing 1:27.752 6.502
23 Am2 Rupert Martin GBR Team Parker Racing 1:29.351 8.101
24
Am2 Iain Dockerill GBR Asset Advantage Racing 1:38.312 17.062

Zamparelli converts testing pace into dominant double pole position 

 

Media release: 18th June 2016

 

Source: Porsche Cars GB


As Le Mans got underway behind the pace car in heavy rain, the 24 car grid of the fastest single marque GT racing championship in the UK took to the scenic Croft circuit in dry, if cold conditions. 

An air temperature of just 13 degrees made tyres critical to a fast lap, and undoubtedly mastering this was Dino Zamparelli (GT Marques). The Bristol-based driver took the initiative early in the 30 minute session, initially posting the fastest time by just 0.021 seconds then increasing the gap to over 0.4 seconds by the end of the session: 

“I was finally able to put in some good laps in qualifying. In the past we’ve not been able to put things together and this was for me my first real test in qualifying. I had no nerves, no snow to cancel the session and I’ve been here since Monday thinking about my laps all the time. It was a dry session with a great performance from the team and we’re really looking forward to the race tomorrow.” 

Conditions and the track surface meant a small optimum window of two laps was all that was available for the drivers to get the best from their tyres, most electing to come into the pits early to change to their fresh sets. Making good use of this window to line up second for round seven was 2013 winner Jonas Gelzinis (Juta Racing): 

“This has been the second good qualifying for me this year. On my first set of tyres I made too many mistakes, so everything was on my second set. I managed to put in two laps without any mistakes and it worked really well.” 

The Lithuanian driver’s second fastest lap places him in sixth for round eight. Starting third then second for Sunday’s races is reigning Rookie champion Tom Sharp (IDL Racing): 

“Qualifying went a lot better than it has at previous rounds. The car was really well balanced and it’s nice to be at the front. I made a couple of mistakes, but pole was never going to be possible because of the times that Dino has been doing. I’ve always said qualifying was one of the most important parts of the race weekends as everyone in the field is so talented it’s very difficult to pass, so we’ve given ourselves the best chance in the race tomorrow.” 

Despite having his fastest time disallowed for track limits, Tom Oliphant (Team Redline) came back on his second set of tyres to take fourth spot for round seven and improving to third for round eight. 

Reigning champion Dan Cammish (Redline Racing), who dominated at Croft in 2015, was unable to improve on the time he set on his first set of tyres and starts sixth and fifth for rounds seven and eight respectively. 

Setting the pace in Pro-Am1 was Euan McKay (IN2 Racing), once again seeing his smooth driving style gaining him a slender advantage over brother Dan (IN2 Racing) for both races: 

“P1 for both races and keeping that pesky brother behind me is great. Our race pace all year has been strong and I’ll be trying to stay with the Pros and keep ahead of Dan. We converted both poles into race wins at Oulton, so it’s a question of keeping that momentum. My brother and I have been competing against each other for years and hopefully we can drive each other on into the Pros.”   

Sean Hudspeth (Parr Motorsport) lines up an impressive third for round seven after missing the majority of the first practice session yesterday, while Justin Sherwood (Team Parker Racing) takes the start of round eight in third. 

Looking to break the deadlock at the top of the Pro-Am2 championship table will be Tautvydas Barstys (Juta Racing) who took two pole positions: 

“At the beginning when I changed tyres I was only third and a bit disappointed with a one second gap. Then I tried something a bit different and went first. I carried less speed into the corners and got more speed out, I think I had been over-driving a little. Now I have to stay first!” 

Peter Kyle-Henney (Parr Motorsport) put in a fine performance to start round seven in second, with Iain Dockerill (Asset Advantage Racing) in third. For round eight, Mark Radcliffe (Intersport Racing) displaces Dockerill to start third. 

Rounds seven and eight take place tomorrow at 12.42 and 16.19. Both races will be broadcast live on ITV4, with all eyes on the first two corners.

Grid - Race One

 

Media release: 18th June 2016

 

Source: TSL Timing

 

Pos.     Class          Driver                               Nat.       
Entry                                      
Time           
Gap        
1
Pro Dino Zamparelli GBR GT Marques 1:20.624
2 Pro Jonas Gelzinis LTU Juta Racing 1:21.052 0.428
3 Pro Tom Sharp GBR IDL Racing 1:21.079 0.455
4 Pro Tom Oliphant GBR Team Redline 1:21.109 0.485
5 Pro Stephen Jelley GBR Team Parker Racing 1:21.181 0.557
6 Pro Dan Cammish GBR Redline Racing 1:21.186 0.562
7 Pro Charlie Eastwood GBR Redline Racing 1:21.196 0.572
8 Pro Bradley Ellis GBR Team Parker Racing 1:21.344 0.720
9 Pro Lewis Plato GBR Team Redline 1:21.455 0.831
10 Am1 Euan McKay GBR IN2 Racing 1:21.756 1.132
11 Am1 Dan McKay GBR IN2 Racing 1:21.919 1.295
12 Pro Alessandro Latif GBR GT Marques 1:22.019 1.395
13
Am1 Sean Hudspeth SIN Parr Motorsport 1:22.277 1.653
14 Am1 Justin Sherwood GBR Team Parker Racing 1:22.370 1.746
15 Am1 Peter Jennings GBR G-Cat Racing 1:22.759 2.135
16 Am1 John McCullagh GBR Redline Racing 1:23.010 2.386
17 Am2 Tautvydas Barstys LTU Juta Racing 1:23.634 3.010
18 Am2 Peter Kyle-Henney GBR Parr Motorsport 1:23.658 3.034
19 Am2 Iain Dockerill GBR Asset Advantage Racing 1:24.022 3.398
20 Am2 Mark Radcliffe GBR Intersport Racing 1:24.124 3.500
21 Am2 Barrie Baxter GBR Redline Racing 1:24.679 4.055
22 Am2 Thomas Jennings GBR G-Cat Racing 1:24.730 4.106
23 Am2 Peter Parsons GBR The Car Loan Centre 1:24.962 4.338
24
Am2 Rupert Martin GBR Team Parker Racing 1:25.574 4.950

Zamparelli takes first win of season as Cammish races from midfield

Media release: 19th June 2016

 

Source: Porsche Cars GB

 

For 25 minutes all eyes at Yorkshire’s challenging Croft circuit moved away from the thrilling climax of a hard-fought Le Mans to watch round seven of the Porsche Carrera Cup GB unfold.

Zamparelli opened with a perfect getaway from the lights and maintained his superb weekend form to the flag, taking fastest lap and the win:

“It wasn’t an easy race; I was pushing hard but was surprised how much the track surface made the tyres fade. The team gave me a great car, I knew what the gap was and it was a question of pushing for the whole race within the limits. It’s been a nice weekend and another job to do later.”

Suffering at the start was Tom Sharp (IDL Racing), his strong qualifying performance blunted when he took to the grass in avoidance of Jonas Gelzinis (Juta Racing) as he moved to take the inside line on the run to the first corner. The Lithuanian driver subsequently had two championship points deducted for the manoeuvre.

Sharp rejoined alongside Dan Cammish (Redline Racing), both drivers slipping back in the process. Picking his way through the mayhem was Stephen Jelley (Team Parker Racing), his experience paying off as he settled into third behind Gelzinis.

Another beneficiary at the start was 2016/17 Porsche GB Scholar Charlie Eastwood (Redline Racing), his karting instincts taking him into fourth. These positions were to remain fixed for the rest of the 15 laps, but Tom Oliphant (Redline Racing) recovered from a poor start to pass Sharp who was steadily dropping back with first-lap damage. Cammish meanwhile took sixth-placed Bradley Ellis (Team Parker Racing) at the Hairpin to begin his charge back through the field. The determined Oliphant kept ahead to take fifth when the reigning champion’s charge faded with an uncharacteristic spin that demonstrated just how hard the field was pushing.

In an eventful Pro-Am1 race, Euan McKay (IN2 Racing) converted his category pole position into a dominant win that saw him among the Pro category runners and belied his Rookie status:

“I’m really happy with that win, three in a row, and trying to keep it going into the next race. I managed to keep a couple of the Pros behind me for most of the race, but I’m happy to take the points in Pro-Am1.”

By comparison, brother Dan McKay (IN2 Racing) had an all too eventful race that ended in the pits following contact with local man John McCullagh (Redline Racing), the damage proving too much to repair before race two. Justin Sherwood (Team Parker Racing) pushed Sean Hudspeth (Parr Motorsport) throughout the race, the pair finishing in that order with only half a second between them at the line.

Peter Kyle-Henney took his first Pro-Am2 win of 2016, keeping two seconds clear of the qualifying pace-setter Tautvydas Barstys (Juta Racing):

“Finally it’s come. Oulton was the turning point for me, so I came here wanting to get past my big accident last year and really went for it. Qualifying was very tight, and the race so close.”

Mark Radcliffe (Intersport Racing) made steady progress to take third, displacing Iain Dockerill (Asset Advantage Racing) who held the position earlier in the race until a spin dropped him to fifth behind Peter Parsons (The Car Loan Centre).

Race One Results

Media release: 19th June 2016

 

Source: TSL Timing

 

Pos.     Class          Driver                               Nat.       
Entry                                      
Time           
Gap        
1
Pro Dino Zamparelli GBR GT Marques 20:58.800
2 Pro Jonas Gelzinis LTU Juta Racing 21:02.695 3.895
3 Pro Stephen Jelley GBR
Team Parker Racing 21:04.846 6.046
4 Pro Charlie Eastwood GBR
Redline Racing 21:05.233 6.433
5 Pro Tom Oliphant GBR
Team Redline 21:05.780 6.980
6 Pro Bradley Ellis GBR
Team Parker Racing 21:09.825 11.025
7 Pro Dan Cammish GBR
Redline Racing 21:10.196 11.396
8 Pro Tom Sharp GBR
IDL Racing 21:10.880 12.080
9 Pro Lewis Plato GBR
Team Redline 21:16.135 17.335
10 Pro Alessandro Latif GBR
GT Marques 21:18.143 19.343
11 Am1 Euan McKay GBR
IN2 Racing 21:18.517 19.717
12 Am1 Sean Hudspeth SIN Parr Motorsport 21:32.788 33.988
13
Am1 Justin Sherwood GBR
Team Parker Racing 21:33.240 34.440
14 Am2 Peter Kyle-Henney GBR
Parr Motorsport 21:47.428 48.628
15 Am2 Tautvydas Barstys LTU Juta Racing 21:49.520 50.720
16 Am2 Mark Radcliffe GBR
Intersport Racing 21:49.906 51.106
17 Am1 John McCullagh GBR
Redline Racing 21:54.792 55.992
18 Am2 Peter Parsons GBR
The Car Loan Centre 21:59.680 1:00.880
19 Am2 Barrie Baxter GBR
Redline Racing 22:01.481 1:02.681
20 Am2 Iain Dockerill GBR
Asset Advantage Racing 22:02.260 1:03.460
21 Am2 Rupert Martin GBR
Team Parker Racing 22:15.115 1:16.315
22 Am2 Thomas Jennings GBR
G-Cat Racing 22:15.236 1:16.436
23 Am1 Peter Jennings GBR
G-Cat Racing 22:16.295 1:17.495
24
Am1 Dan McKay GBR
IN2 Racing DNF DNF

 

Fastest Lap


Pro - Dino Zamparelli (GT Marques) - 1:22.496

 

ProAm1 - Euan McKay (IN2 Racing) - 1:23.352

 

ProAm2 - Peter Kyle-Henney (Parr Motorsport) 1:25.009

 

Grid - Race Two

 

Media release: 18th June 2016

 

Source: TSL Timing

 

Pos.     Class          Driver                               Nat.       
Entry                                      
Time           
Gap        
1
Pro Dino Zamparelli GBR GT Marques 1:20.812
2 Pro Tom Sharp GBR IDL Racing 1:21.208 0.396
3 Pro Tom Oliphant GBR Team Redline 1:21.212 0.400
4 Pro Stephen Jelley GBR Team Parker Racing 1:21.234 0.422
5 Pro Dan Cammish GBR Redline Racing 1:21.299 0.487
6 Pro Jonas Gelzinis LTU Juta Racing 1:21.316 0.504
7 Pro Bradley Ellis GBR Team Parker Racing 1:21.367 0.555
8 Pro Charlie Eastwood GBR Redline Racing 1:21.498 0.686
9 Pro Lewis Plato GBR Team Redline 1:21.532 0.720
10 Am1 Euan McKay GBR IN2 Racing 1:21.761 0.949
11 Am1 Dan McKay GBR IN2 Racing 1:22.020 1.208
12 Pro Alessando Latif GBR GT Marques 1:22.026 1.214
13
Am1 Justin Sherwood GBR Team Parker Racing 1:22.437 1.625
14 Am1 Sean Hudspeth SIN Parr Motorsport 1:22.806 1.994
15 Am1 John McCullagh GBR Redline Racing 1:23.030 2.218
16 Am1 Peter Jennings GBR G-Cat Racing 1:23.360 2.548
17 Am2 Tautvydas Barstys LTU Juta Racing 1:23.669 2.857
18 Am2 Peter Kyle-Henney GBR Parr Motorsport 1:23.926 3.114
19 Am2 Mark Radcliffe GBR Intersport Racing 1:24.162 3.350
20 Am2 Iain Dockerill GBR Asset Advantage Racing 1:24.340 3.528
21 Am2 Thomas Jennings GBR G-Cat Racing 1:24.770 3.958
22 Am2 Peter Parsons GBR The Car Loan Centre 1:25.213 4.401
23 Am2 Barrie Baxter GBR Redline Racing 1:25.688 4.876
24
Am2 Rupert Martin GBR Team Parker Racing 1:26.111 5.299

Zamparelli reaffirms his championship challenge with a faultless weekend

Media release: 19th June 2016

 

Source: Porsche Cars GB

 

Dino Zamparelli again kept himself ahead of any trouble in a race that saw an abundance of on track, and off track, action. A light fall of rain just before the start which came and went throughout the race made conditions particularly challenging, but they proved no hindrance to Zamparelli’s control of the weekend:

“It’s been the perfect weekend, a perfect to return to form that’s allowed us to put on the pressure for the championship. Conditions were tough and I was trying to get away but not slide off. When you’re leading you’re the first to get to each corner, so you have to be wary of the conditions but also the gap behind. My lead got eroded when I caught the backmarkers battling, but a win is a win whatever the margin. We’re really excited for what’s to come.”

Dan Cammish drove a champion’s race to finish less than a second adrift of Zamparelli after the pair spent several laps trading tenths in ever changing conditions. Despite starting fifth, the Yorkshireman made the best of the rolling start, profiting from a mistake by Sharp at Sunny In to set after Zamparelli following a spin from second by the flying Tom Oliphant. Oliphant went on to finish fifth, but the resulting battle for third between Sharp and Jelley was one of the highlights of an action-packed race, Sharp keeping his nose ahead to take the final podium position by just over a second.

The Pro-Am1 race proved to be the most eventful, with the fast Euan McKay and Sean Hudspeth running in amongst the Pro category drivers. Despite his limited experience of the circuit, Hudspeth took the lead only to be spun out of it by a charging Bradley Ellis, himself out of position following earlier contact with Jonas Gelzinis. This left Euan McKay to take his fourth Pro-Am1 win in a row, Justin Sherwood second and local man John McCullagh (Redline Racing) third.

The always close-fought Pro-Am2 category was also decided by a spin, round seven winner Peter Kyle-Henney spinning from the lead to gift a fourth win of the season to Mark Radcliffe. The rapid newcomer seemed relatively untroubled by the surface moisture to steadily move his way to the front, but a second from Kyle-Henney and third from Tautvydas Barstys keeps the battle for the title wide open.

With eight rounds gone and eight to go, everything remains to be played for in each category. The second half of the season starts at Snetterton on 30 and 31 July, but some of the stars of the Porsche Carrera Cup GB will be in action next as part of the Porsche Mobil One Supercup in support of the British Grand Prix on 9 and 10 July.

Race Two Results

Media release: 19th June 2016

 

Source: TSL Timing

 

Pos.     Class          Driver                               Nat.       
Entry                                      
Time           
Gap        
1
Pro Dino Zamparelli GBR GT Marques 20:59.854
2 Pro Dan Cammish GBR Redline Racing 21:00.670 0.816
3 Pro Tom Sharp GBR IDL Racing 21:09.855 10.001
4 Pro Stephen Jelley GBR Team Parker Racing 21:11.503 11.649
5 Pro Tom Oliphant GBR Team Redline 21:11.811 11.957
6 Pro Lewis Plato GBR Team Redline 21:22.761 22.907
7 Pro Jonas Gelzinis LTU Juta Racing 21:24.562 24.708
8 Pro Charlie Eastwood GBR Redline Racing 21:32.148 32.294
9 Pro Bradley Ellis GBR Team Parker Racing 21:34.043 34.189
10 Am1 Euan McKay GBR IN2 Racing 21:37.119 37.265
11 Am1 Justin Sherwood GBR Team Parker Racing 21:41.021 41.167
12 Am1 John McCullagh GBR Redline Racing 21:46.934 47.080
13
Am2 Mark Radcliffe GBR Intersport Racing 21:59.566 59.712
14 Am2 Peter Kyle-Henney GBR Parr Motorsport  22:02.108 1:02.254
15 Am2 Tautvydas Barstys LTU Juta Racing 22:03.109 1:03.255
16 Am1 Peter Jennings GBR G-Cat Racing 22:03.724 1:03.870
17 Am2 Peter Parsons GBR The Car Loan Centre 22:15.027 1:15.173
18  Am2 Iain Dockerill GBR Asset Advantage Racing 22:16.175 1:16.321
19 Am1 Sean Hudspeth GBR Parr Motorsport 21:02.678 1 Lap
20 Am2 Barrie Baxter GBR Redline Racing 21:05.416 1 Lap
21 Am2 Thomas Jennings GBR G-Cat Racing 21:12.802 1 Lap
22 Am2 Rupert Martin GBR Team Parker Racing 21:45.360 1 Lap
23 Pro Alessandro Latif GBR GT Marques 22:24.500 1 Lap

 

Fastest Lap


Pro - TBC (TBC) - TBC

 

ProAm1 - TBC (TBC) - TBC

 

ProAm2 - TBC (TBC) - TBC