Knockhill 2014

Knockhill challenge for Porsche Carrera Cup GB

Media release: 14th August 2014

Source: Porsche Cars GB

Pepe Massot during Snetterton QualifyingThe annual trip north of the border to Knockhill (23/24 August) comes at a time when the three title contests in the Porsche Carrera Cup GB are very finely balanced. At the head of the championship, just 16 points separate Josh Webster and Michael Meadows.
 
Rounds 12 and 13 of the 19-race season will pit the drivers against the spectacular moorland track and while Webster and Meadows will now battle out the destiny of the overall title, it is also all to play for in the Pro-Am1 and Pro-Am2 categories. Justin Sherwood and Rob Smith (Pro-Am1) and Steven Liquorish and Peter Kyle-Henney (Pro-Am2) are the key contenders.
 
The latest Type-991 911 GT3 Cup will make a fabulous sight on its debut in Scotland and it is Carrera Cup Scholarship driver Webster (Redline Racing) who heads the overall points after 11 of the season’s 19 races. Never before has a Scholarship driver topped the points in his Scholarship year and Stowmarket-based 20-year-old has now taken four wins on the trot at Croft and Snetterton.
 
However, Josh has never raced at Knockhill before and that is just the sort of opportunity that Meadows (Samsung UHD TV Racing) is looking for to exploit as he bids to bounce back in his quest for a third straight title. The 16-point gap is modest with eight races still to run and, more than anything, the drivers need to finish every race strongly.
 
Ranged against Webster and Meadows in the overall stakes will be three more Pro category drivers and each of them could be a contender for race wins. Paul Rees (In2 Racing) currently has third in the standings from Victor Jimenez (Redline Racing) while series newcomer Pepe Massot (Parr Motorsport) is fast-emerging as a major force despite his limited experience of these cars.
 
In the Pro-Am1 category, current points’ leader Karl Leonard (Team Parker Racing) is likely to miss the Knockhill weekend and will almost certainly lose his category lead as a result. The man set to move ahead is the very experienced Justin Sherwood (Team Parker Racing) but Rob Smith (Redline Racing) could yet work into contention with a late season rush on the back of an impressive double win last time out at Snetterton.
 
Added to the Pro-Am1 mix at Snetterton was former GT Cup race winner Jordan Witt in another car from the Redline Racing stable.
 
In the Pro-Am2 category, Steven Liquorish (Team Parker Racing) and Peter Kyle-Henney (Parr Motorsport) are proving to be incredibly closely matched and neither of them has raced a Porsche at Knockhill before. Although they are level on points in the overall standings, Liquorish has a small lead in the Pro-Am2 scores thanks to picking up more of the extra points for setting pole position and fastest lap in the category.
 
After qualifying at 13.50 on Saturday (23 August), round 12 of the Carrera Cup GB will start at 09.40 on Sunday (24 August) with round 13 at 15.40. Round 13 will be broadcast live on ITV4. Live circuit commentary throughout the weekend is available at www.btcc.net and live timing can be found at www.tsl-timing.com

Timetable

Friday 22nd August

Time                   
Activity                                                    
Championship                                                                  
Laps        
09:00 - 09:45 Free Practice Dunlop MSA Formula Ford Championship  
09:50 - 10:35 Free Practice Michelin Ginetta GT4 Supercup  
10:40 - 11:25 Free Practice Courier Connect Renault UK Clio Cup  
11:30 - 12:15 Free Practice
Porsche Carrera Cup Great Britain  
12:20 - 13:05 Free Practice Dunlop MSA Formula Ford Championship  
13:05 - 13:55
Lunch Break
 
13:55 - 14:40
Free Practice Michelin Ginetta GT4 Supercup  
14:45 - 15:15 Free Practice Ginetta Junior Championship  
15:20 - 16:15
Free Practice Courier Connect 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 23rd August

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

 

Sunday 24th August

Time                  
Activity                                                      
Championship                                                             
Laps      
09:00
Race Michelin Ginetta GT4 Supercup 24
09:40 Race Porsche Carrera Cup Great Britain 32
10:25 Race Dunlop MSA Formula Ford Championship 20 mins
11:00 Race Ginetta Junior Championship 12
11:33
BTCC Pit Lane Opens

11:45
Race Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship 24
12:30
Race Courier Connect Renault UK Clio Cup 20
13:05 - 13:35
BTCC Autograph Session

13:05 - 14:05
Lunch Break

14:05 BTCC Pit Lane Opens

14:17 Race Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship 24
15:00 Race Michelin Ginetta GT4 Supercup  24
15:40 Race Porsche Carrera Cup Great Britain 32
16:25 Race Dunlop MSA Formula Ford Championship 20 mins
16:55 BTCC Pit Lane Opens
 
10:07 Race Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship 24

 

Meadows tops Carrera Cup GB test at Knockhill

Media release: 22nd August 2014

Source: Porsche Cars GB

Michael Meadows asserted his authority on the Porsche Carrera Cup GB during testing at Knockhill yesterday (Friday 22 August) as drivers tackled the all-action Scottish track ahead of rounds 12 and 13 of the season.
 
However, once again it was very close at the top of the times as Meadows (Samsung UHD TV Racing) headed title leader Josh Webster (Redline Racing) by just over a tenth of a second in the morning test session. With some rain for the second test session, the times from the morning session set the mark for the day.
 
Victor Jimenez (Redline Racing) was a strong third, just ahead of the impressive Jordan Witt (Redline Racing) who topped the Pro-Am1 times going into only his second weekend in the Carrera Cup GB. However, his team mate Rob Smith was less than a tenth of a second behind as Pepe Massot (Parr Motorsport) completed the top six.
 
In Pro-Am2, championship newcomer Carol Brown made a hugely impressive debut with In2 Racing to set the pace at her local track. With Peter Kyle-Henney (Parr Motorsport) and Steven Liquorish (Team Parker Racing) very close on times, there should be another fine contest in the category.
 
 
Michael Meadows (Samsung UHD TV Racing) fastest overall:
“It was a good dry session in the morning. Luckily it stayed dry so we got some good laps in and that allowed us to try quite a few things on the car which worked quite well. Really happy with it and it bodes well for tomorrow.”
 
Josh Webster (Redline Racing) second overall:
“I had a test on Tuesday which went really well and was my first time at Knockhill. I’m still learning about the car and the circuit but the car felt good. It’s looking like it is going to be between me and Michael again.”
 
Jordan Witt (Redline Racing) first in Pro-Am1:
“It was good in the dry. It was slippery in places but towards the end the track came alive as there was a bit more rubber down. Other than that it was a good session for me. I’m happy with the lap times and I just can’t wait for qualifying now.”
 
Carol Brown (In2 Racing) first in Pro-Am2:
“It was fantastic. You can’t beat being top in my class in my first time out. The car is phenomenal! It felt strange with the wets in the afternoon but once I got used to it and went back to the slicks it felt awesome!”

Free Practice One Times

Media release: 22nd August 2014

Source: TSL Timing

Pos.     Class          Driver                               Nat.       
Entry                                      
Time           
Gap        
1
Pro Michael Meadows GBR Ssmsung UHD TV Racing
50.215
-
2 Pro Josh Webster GBR Redline Racing 50.328
0.113
3 Pro Victor Jimenez ESP Redline Racing 50.718
0.503
4 ProAm1 Jordan Witt GBR Redline Racing 50.754
0.539
5 ProAm1 Rob Smith GBR Redline Racing 51.006
0.791
6 Pro Pepe Massot ESP Parr Motorsport
51.089
0.874
7 Pro Paul Rees GBR In2 Racing 51.162
0.947
8 ProAm1 Justin Sherwood GBR Team Parker Racing 51.801
1.586
9 ProAm2 Carol Brown GBR In2 Racing 52.018
1.803
10 ProAm2 Peter Kyle-Henney GBR Parr Motorsport 52.025
1.810
11 Guest William Plant GBR In2 Racing 52.290
2.075
12 ProAm2 Steven Liquorish GBR Team Parker Racing 52.490
2.275

 

Free Practice Two Times

Media release: 22nd August 2014

Source: TSL Timing

Pos.     Class          Driver                               Nat.       
Entry                                      
Time           
Gap        
1
Pro Josh Webster GBR Redline Racing 51.006 -
2 Pro Pepe Massot ESP Parr Motorsport 51.153 0.147
3 Pro Victor Jimenez ESP Redline Racing 51.513 0.507
4 ProAm1 Jordan Witt GBR Redline Racing 52.028 1.022
5 ProAm1 Rob Smith GBR Redline Racing 52.415 1.409
6 Pro Paul Rees GBR In2 Racing 52.804 1.798
7 ProAm1 Justin Sherwood GBR Team Parker Racing 53.431 2.425
8 Guest William Plant GBR In2 Racing 53.435 2.429
9 Pro Michael Meadows GBR Ssmsung UHD TV Racing 53.787 2.781
10 ProAm2 Carol Brown GBR In2 Racing 53.943 2.937
11 ProAm2 Steven Liquorish GBR Team Parker Racing 54.072 3.066
12 ProAm2 Peter Kyle-Henney GBR Parr Motorsport 56.244 5.238

Meadows takes double Carrera Cup GB pole at Knockhill

Media release: 23rd August 2014

Source: Porsche Cars GB

Michael Meadows stormed back to the head of the Porsche Carrera Cup GB at Knockhill today (Saturday 23 August) by taking two pole positions ahead of rounds 12 and 13 on Sunday.
 
Meadows (Samsung UHD TV Racing) mastered difficult track conditions to claim a double pole and pull back two points on championship leader Josh Webster (Redline Racing). Meanwhile, Jordan Witt (Redline Racing) and impressive newcomer Carol Brown (In2 Racing) set the pace in the Pro-Am1 and Pro-Am2 categories respectively.
 
Heavy rain before qualifying left the track very wet at the start of the half-hour session and, although it didn’t rain again, the conditions did not generally improve as drivers battled with rising temperatures on their wet weather tyres.
 
Meadows made the best of the session to go a fifth of a second quicker than Jimenez, while Webster was third fastest for both grids. For Meadows, having Jimenez ahead of Webster for the start of both races is an important development as he tries to chip away Webster’s championship lead.
 
Pepe Massot (Parr Motorsport) ran a strong fourth before the fastest of the Pro-Am1 racers. Redline Racing team mates Witt and Rob Smith headed the category, while local racer Carol Brown continued her excellent Carrera Cup debut by heading the closely-fought Pro-Am2 category. Steven Liquorish (Team Parker Racing) and Peter Kyle-Henney (Parr Motorsport) lapped within a fifth of a second of Brown to set the scene for some more fine racing in Pro-Am2.
 
 
Michael Meadows (Samsung UHD TV Racing) fastest overall:
“It’s good to be back! I’ve got to take everything I can get. As soon as we went out the car was good. But later in the session the times dropped off as the tyre temperatures were going up.”
 
Victor Jimenez (Redline Racing) second fastest overall:
“The conditions were very difficult and the track was very slippery at the start. I had to push every lap and the tyres were getting too hot. “
 
Jordan Witt (Redline Racing) fastest in Pro-Am1:
“Testing on Tuesday was my first time here. The car was definitely good, but the track conditions got worse as it started to get a bit drier.”
 
Rob Smith (Redline Racing) second fastest in Pro-Am1:
“It’s my first time here and I like the wet, so I didn’t mind that at all. You cannot comprehend the grip that the car has got in the wet.”
 
Carol Brown (In2 Racing): fastest in Pro-Am2:
“I maybe heated the wets up too much and we sat out the last five minutes of the session. But Pro-Am2 pole is very good, even though the times are very close.”
 
 
Round 12 grid:
Pro category: 1 Michael Meadows 53.664s; 2 Victor Jimenez 53.875s; 3 Josh Webster 53.947s.
Pro-Am1 category: 1 Jordan Witt 54.455s; 2 Rob Smith 54.807s; 3 Justin Sherwood 55.449s.
Pro-Am2 category: 1 Carol Brown 55.851s; 2 Steven Liquorish 55.920s; 3 Peter Kyle-Henney 56.028s.

 

Round 13 grid:Pro category: 1 Meadows 53.757s; 2 Jimenez 53.971s; 3 Webster; 54.046s.
Pro-Am1 category: 1 Witt 54.464s; 2 Smith 54.928s; 3 Sherwood; 55.601s.
Pro-Am2 category: 1 Brown 55.869s; 2 Liquorish 56.010s; 3 Kyle-Henney 56.082s.

Grid - Race One

Media release: 23rd August 2014

Source: TSL Timing

Pos.     Class          Driver                               Nat.       
Entry                                      
Time           
Gap        
1
Pro Michael Meadows GBR Ssmsung UHD TV Racing 53.664 -
2 Pro Victor Jimenez ESP Redline Racing 53.875 0.211
3 Pro Josh Webster GBR Redline Racing 53.947 0.283
4 Pro Pepe Massot ESP Parr Motorsport 54.424 0.760
5 ProAm1 Jordan Witt GBR Redline Racing 54.455 0.791
6 ProAm1 Rob Smith GBR Redline Racing 54.807 1.143
7 Pro Paul Rees GBR In2 Racing 54.877 1.213
8 ProAm1 Justin Sherwood GBR Team Parker Racing 55.449 1.785
9 Guest William Plant GBR In2 Racing 55.472 1.808
10 ProAm2 Carol Brown GBR In2 Racing 55.851 2.187
11 ProAm2 Steven Liquorish GBR Team Parker Racing 55.920 2.256
12 ProAm2 Peter Kyle-Henney GBR Parr Motorsport 56.028 2.364

Meadows dominates Carrera Cup GB round twelve

Media release: 24th August 2014

Source: Porsche Cars GB

Michael Meadows swept to victory in round 12 of the Porsche Carrera Cup GB at Knockhill this morning (Sunday 24 August) with a commanding performance. His 20th Carrera Cup win narrows the gap to championship leader Josh Webster, who battled ahead of Victor Jimenez to take second place.
 
Amid some great battles down the order, Jordan Witt (Redline Racing) took Pro-Am1 spoils for the first time and championship newcomer Carol Brown (In2 Racing) maintained her excellent weekend to win Pro-Am2.
 
Meadows (Samsung UHD TV Racing) got the jump from the start and built a six-second lead as Webster spent the first seven laps finding a way ahead of Redline Racing team mate Victor Jimenez. Once into second, the Carrera Cup Scholarship driver was able to close the gap to Meadows, but the defending champion had things under control and drove a well-measured race to victory.
 
Behind Webster, Jimenez dropped away in third but still took a strong podium finish as Pepe Massot (Parr Motorsport) raced hard to take fourth. Massot had fought to get ahead of Witt (Redline Racing) and finally took the place with a superb move that started at Duffus. Witt still took a commanding Pro-Am1 win while Rob Smith (Redline Racing) took second after a race-long contest with Paul Rees (In2 Racing) for sixth overall. Four laps from the finish Rees was finally rewarded as he squeezed ahead.
 
Brown drove a fine race given her lack of Porsche experience and battled with guest racer Will Plant (In2 Racing) for eighth place overall and the Scottish lady duly won Pro-Am2 from the dicing pair of Peter Kyle-Henney (Parr Motorsport) and Steven Liquorish (Team Parker Racing).
 
 
Michael Meadows (Samsung UHD TV Racing) first overall:
“That’s exactly what I needed to do. I got a good start and was then measuring the gap. Later in the race I eased it back, so it was quite comfortable. That’s a good start for the day.”
 
Josh Webster (Redline Racing) second overall:
“That’s the best I could have done in the situation. My start wasn’t great but the race pace was good. But I spent too much time getting by Victor.”
 
Jordan Witt (Redline Racing) first in Pro-Am1:
“That was hard work and we went into the race on brand new tyres. I’ll try and repeat that in the second race.”
 
Rob Smith (Redline Racing) second in Pro-Am1:
“My aim for the weekend was to try and beat a Pro driver and I was doing that until four laps to go. Then I was far too polite and gave him too much room. But it was a really good battle with Paul Rees.”
 
Carol Brown (In2 Racing) first in Pro-Am2:
“That was amazing and I loved every minute of it. A win in Pro-Am2 was my aim for the day so I could go home now with job done! It was a good battle with Will.”
 
Results round 12:
Overall: 1 Michael Meadows; 2 Josh Webster; 3 Victor Jimenez
Pro-Am1 category: 1 Jordan Witt; 2 Rob Smith; 3 Justin Sherwood
Pro-Am2 category: 1 Carol Brown; 2 Peter Kyle-Henney; 3 Steven Liquorish

Race One Results

Media release: 24th August 2014

Source: TSL Timing

Pos.     Class          Driver                               Nat.       
Entry                                      
Time           
Gap        
1
Pro Michael Meadows GBR Ssmsung UHD TV Racing 26:17.020 -
2 Pro Josh Webster GBR Redline Racing 26:18.263 1.243
3 Pro Victor Jimenez ESP Redline Racing 26:25.648 8.628
4 Pro Pepe Massot ESP Parr Motorsport 26:35.594 18.574
5 ProAm1 Jordan Witt GBR Redline Racing 26:42.568 25.548
6 Pro Paul Rees GBR In2 Racing 26:47.251 30.231
7 ProAm1 Rob Smith GBR Redline Racing 26:47.990 30.970
8 Guest William Plant GBR In2 Racing 27:03.800 46.780
9 ProAm2 Carol Brown GBR In2 Racing 27:07.498 50.478
10 ProAm2 Peter Kyle-Henney GBR Parr Motorsport 26:29.345 1 Lap
11 ProAm2 Steven Liquorish GBR Team Parker Racing 26:37.738 1 Lap
12 ProAm1 Justin Sherwood GBR Team Parker Racing 26:50.844 1 Lap

 

Fastest Lap

 

Pro - Michael Meadows (Samsung UHD TV Racing) - 49.979

ProAm1 - Jordan Wiltt (Readline Racing - 50.743

Guest - William Plant (In2Racing) - 51.386

ProAm2 - Carol Brown (In2Racing) - 51.500

Grid - Race Two

Media release: 23rd August 2014

Source: TSL Timing

Pos.     Class          Driver                               Nat.       
Entry                                      
Time           
Gap        
1
Pro Michael Meadows GBR Ssmsung UHD TV Racing 53.757 -
2 Pro Victor Jimenez ESP Redline Racing 53.971 0.214
3 Pro Josh Webster GBR Redline Racing 54.046 0.289
4 Pro Pepe Massot ESP Parr Motorsport 54.440 0.683
5 ProAm1 Jordan Witt GBR Redline Racing 54.464 0.707
6 ProAm1 Rob Smith GBR Redline Racing 54.928 1.171
7 Pro Paul Rees GBR In2 Racing 54.944 1.187
8 Guest William Plant GBR In2 Racing 55.477 1.720
9 ProAm1 Justin Sherwood GBR Team Parker Racing 55.601 1.844
10 ProAm2 Carol Brown GBR In2 Racing 55.869 2.112
11 ProAm2 Steven Liquorish GBR Team Parker Racing 56.010 2.253
12 ProAm2 Peter Kyle-Henney GBR Parr Motorsport 56.082 2.235

Meadows does Carrera Cup GB double at Knockhill

Media release: 24th August 2014

Source: Porsche Cars GB

Michael Meadows raced to his second victory of the day in round 13 of the Porsche Carrera Cup GB at Knockhill today (Sunday 24 August) with another tremendous drive as Josh Webster chased hard.
 
His double win means that Meadows has clawed back eight points of the lead held by Carrera Cup GB Scholarship driver Webster to leave the margin at eight points with six races still to run. Also completing double wins were Jordan Witt (Redline Racing) in Pro-Am1 and Carol Brown (In2 Racing) in Pro-Am2.
 
Meadows (Samsung UHD TV Racing) converted pole position into the lead from the rolling start and went clear in the opening laps. However, as the race entered the closing stages, Webster (Redline Racing) closed in as Meadows started to lap the Pro-Am2 contenders.
 
Meadows kept his cool to take another win, but there was little more than half a second between them at the flag. Pepe Massot (Parr Motorsport) drove a strong race to complete the overall podium while Witt held off a race-long challenge from Rob Smith (Redline Racing) to take fourth overall and Pro-Am1 spoils.
 
Sixth overall from the back of the grid came Victor Jimenez (Redline Racing) after a clutch issue before the start forced him to start from the pit road. His tremendous drive earned him the ‘driver of the weekend’ award. Brown completed her perfect weekend by winning Pro-Am2, but had Peter Kyle-Henney (Parr Motorsport) as a constant shadow.
 
 
Michael Meadows (Samsung UHD TV Racing) first overall:
“I had problems in traffic and lost two seconds late in the race. Our pace was pretty similar after the first 10 laps, when I pulled out the gap. It’s been a very good weekend and I’ve pulled back eight points over Josh in the championship.”
 
Josh Webster (Redline Racing) second overall:
“If he’d made one mistake I’d have been on him! Michael’s a seasoned racer at Knockhill and I’m pleased to have been that close to him at the end of the race. I’d never seen the track before last Tuesday.”
 
Pepe Massot (Parr Motorsport) third overall:
“That was okay. The car was really good but I just didn’t have the grip at the start of the race when Josh went away.”
Jordan Witt (Redline Racing) first in Pro-Am1:
“It was very good. Rob kept me honest all the way and it’s been a great weekend.”
 
Carol Brown (In2 Racing) first in Pro-Am2:
“It’s been a perfect weekend. I struggled a bit by not getting enough heat into the tyres and Peter was there all the time.”
 
Peter Kyle-Henney (Parr Motorsport) second in Pro-Am2:
“Carol’s got so much circuit knowledge! It was a really good race and there was just one small section where she was quicker.”
 
Results round 13:
Overall: 1 Michael Meadows; 2 Josh Webster; 3 Pepe Massot
Pro-Am1 category: 1 Jordan Witt; 2 Rob Smith; 3 Justin Sherwood
Pro-Am2 category: 1 Carol Brown; 2 Peter Kyle-Henney; 3 Steven Liquorish

Race Two Results

Media release: 24th August 2014

Source: TSL Timing

Pos.     Class          Driver                               Nat.       
Entry                                           
Time           
Gap        
1
Pro Michael Meadows GBR Ssmsung UHD TV Racing 27:14.109  -
2 Pro Josh Webster GBR Redline Racing 27:14.710 0.601
3 Pro Pepe Massot ESP Parr Motorsport 27:26.997 12.888
4 Pro Jordan Witt GBR Redline Racing 27:34.256 20.147
5 ProAm1 Rob Smith GBR Redline Racing 27:36.226 22.117
6 Pro Victor Jimenez ESP Redline Racing 27:36.979 22.870
7 Pro Paul Rees GBR In2 Racing 27:47.347 33.238
8 Guest William Plant GBR In2 Racing 27:59.290 45.181
9 ProAm1 Justin Sherwood GBR Team Parker Racing 28:00.319 46.210
10 ProAm2 Carol Brown GBR In2 Racing 27:17.361 1 Lap
11 ProAm2 Peter Kyle-Henney GBR Parr Motorsport 27:17.973 1 Lap
12 ProAm2 Steven Liquorish GBR Team Parker Racing 27:23.773 1 Lap

 

Fastest Lap

Pro - Michael Meadows (Ssmsung UHD TV Racing) - 50.275

ProAm1 - Jordan Witt (Redline Racing) - 50.897

Guest - William Plant (In2 Racing) - 51.322

ProAm2 - Carol Brown (In2 Racing) - 51.575