Roller coaster season continues on the dips and crests of Knockhill

Media release: 5th August 2016

 

Source: Porsche Cars GB

 

Dan Cammish (Redline Racing) leads the fastest single marque GT racing championship in the UK as it heads to Scotland for rounds eleven and twelve. The reigning champion will take to the characterful dips and crests of the distinctive 1.3-mile circuit with a 20 point advantage over his main contender Dino Zamparelli (GT Marques).

The two protagonists have experienced similar ups and downs in their championship campaigns, a perfect weekend for Cammish at Oulton Park offset by a perfect weekend for Zamparelli at Croft, with Cammish responding to take two wins last time out at Snetterton. The see-sawing of the points table illustrates the close-fought nature of the 2016 season throughout the field, the difference between victory and disappointment only fractions of a second in every class.

While the focus has inevitably been on the leading pair, several of the newcomers have been making progress behind them. Most notably leading Rookie and Porsche GB 2016/2017 Scholar Charlie Eastwood, who ran Cammish close in qualifying last time out and pushed hard in both races for two second-place finishes – his best weekend of the season so far.

The Team Redline pairing of Lewis Plato and Tom Oliphant have also been showing strong form as they get to grips with the 460 hp rear-engined 911 GT3 Cup cars. Plato equalled his best points haul of the season after rounds nine and ten as Oliphant, consistent as ever, moved up to fourth in the standings.

Looking for better luck in Scotland will be the rapid Tom Sharp (IDL Racing) and Stephen Jelley (Team Parker Racing). Sharp’s challenge has been blunted by early contact in three races while Jelley came away with no points from rounds nine and ten after heavy contact with the tyre wall in race one prevented him from making the grid for race two.

Possibly the biggest wild card in Scotland will be local brothers and IN2 Racing team mates, Euan and Dan McKay. Driven by a strong sibling rivalry, both Pro-Am1 competitors have been climbing the overall standings, culminating in sixth overall for Dan in round ten. Euan has won six times in his Rookie season and leads the category comfortably. However, Dan made his Porsche Carrera Cup GB debut at Knockhill in 2015, where he took a maiden category podium, and has the advantage of experience.

A similar situation separates reigning Pro-Am2 champion John McCullagh (Redline Racing) and series newcomer Sean Hudspeth (Parr Motorsport). Both have been category winners in 2016, but McCullagh alone has tackled Knockhill’s unique demands before.

Just eight points separate the trio battling at the top of the Pro-Am2 table. The experienced Tautvydas Barstys (Juta Racing) leads from the returning Peter Kyle-Henney (Parr Motorsport) and newcomer Mark Radcliffe (Intersport Racing).

Barstys returns to Knockhill after a weekend that saw his fourth win of the season and what he described as his most consistent drive yet. Kyle-Henney has established himself as a regular visitor to the podium in recent rounds, but Radcliffe will have to make the most of the exclusive test day attended by all the teams ahead of the weekend to learn a new circuit.

Not to be overlooked is Shamus Jennings (G-Cat Racing). Three times a podium finisher in 2016, Jennings won in Scotland against strong competition in 2015 and will be looking to do the same again.

The nature of the Knockhill circuit places an unusually high emphasis on qualifying and single-lap pace. The pressure will be on each driver to manage their tyres and the traffic on what is the second shortest circuit of the season, while all eyes will be on the next turn of the championship duel and whether any of the chasing pack can break through to score their maiden 2016 win.

Rounds eleven and twelve will take place on Sunday 14 August at 10.15 and 15.40 respectively, with live coverage of round twelve on ITV4.

Timetable

Friday 12th August

Time                   
Activity                                                                   Championship                                                                  
Laps        
09:00 - 09:35 Free Practice Ginetta Junior Championship  
09:40 - 10:25 Free Practice Formula 4 Championship  
10:30 - 11:15 Free Practice Michelin Ginetta GT4 Supercup  
11:20 - 12:05 Free Practice Porsche Carrera Cup Great Britain  
12:05 - 13:05 Lunch Break
 
13:05 - 13:50 Free Practice Formula 4 Championship  
13:55 - 14:30 Free Practice Ginetta Junior Championship  
14:35 - 15:20 Free Practice Porsche Carrera Cup Great Britain  
15:25 - 16:10
Free Practice Michelin Ginetta GT4 Supercup  
16:15 - 16:55
Free Practice Formula 4 Championship  

 

Saturday 13th August

Time                   
Activity                                                                   Championship                                                                  
Laps       
09:30 - 10:10 Free Practice Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship  
10:30 - 10:50 Qualifying Michelin Ginetta GT4 Supercup  
11:05 - 11:25 Qualifying Formula 4 Championship  
11:40 - 11:55 Qualifying Ginetta Junior Championship  
12:10 - 12:50 Free Practice Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship  
12:50 - 13.50
Lunch Break
 
13:50 Race Michelin Ginetta GT4 Supercup 24
14:30 - 15:00
Qualifying Porsche Carrera Cup Great Britain  
15:15
Race Ginetta Junior Championship 12
15:50 - 16:20
Qualifying Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship
16:35
Race Formula 4 Championship 20 mins
17:10 Race Michelin Ginetta GT4 Supercup 15
17:50 Race Ginetta Junior Championship 12

 

Sunday 14th August

Time                  
Activity                                                                  
Championship                                                                   
Laps      
09:35
Race Michelin Ginetta GT4 Supercup 24
10:15 Race Porsche Carrera Cup Great Britain 32
11:00 Race Formula 4 Championship  20 mins
11:38 BTCC Pit Lane Opens

11:50
Race Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship 24
12:30
Race Ginetta Junior Championship 12
13:00 - 13:30
BTCC Autograph Session

13:05 - 14:05
Lunch Break

13:45
BTCC Drivers' Parade


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 Formula 4 Championship 20 mins
17:00 BTCC Pit Lane Opens

17:12 Race Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship 24

 

Qualifying wide open after fractions separate the top three in practice

Media release: 12th August April 2016

 

Source: Porsche Cars GB

 

Changeable weather conditions did little to affect the pace of the fastest single marque GT racing championship in the UK as 20 competitors took to the demanding Knockhill circuit for the weekend’s two free practice sessions.

Less than one tenth of a second separated the top three with both sessions completed, Lewis Plato (Team Redline) flying through the Chicane to earn himself a scant 0.016 second margin from Dan Cammish (Redline Racing) and a 0.050 second margin from Tom Sharp (IDL Racing) in third. Plato’s time matched exactly the qualifying lap record set by 2014 champion Josh Webster last year, such was the pace in spite of less than ideal conditions.

Rain before free practice one meant drivers were greeted with a drying track, damp patches at McIntyre catching out several drivers and causing two red flags, although both cars involved were able to complete the session without major damage.

The rain came early in free practice two, but quickly passed through leaving a dry track and times tumbling. No fewer than four drivers topped the time sheets; Zamparelli (GT Marques), Cammish and Sharp all took a turn at the top before the flag fell with Plato ahead.

Not for the first time in 2016, the times split perfectly across the three categories. In the Pro-Am1 category, local brothers Dan and Euan McKay (IN2 Racing) were once again separated by fractions, the pair at the head of the class and using their experience to good effect, with Dan besting Euan by just 0.009 seconds. Pushing hard in third place was Sean Hudspeth (Parr Motorsport), the Rookie making the best of his first visit to Knockhill and looking fast throughout.

Tautvydas Barstys (Juta Racing) had two eventful sessions with excursions in both, but his pace and experience showed through as he maintained a slender advantage in the Pro-Am2 category. Peter Kyle-Henney (Parr Motorsport) was never far away in second with Knockhill newcomer Mark Radcliffe (Intersport Racing) in third.

Plato, Cammish and Sharp look set to settle the fight for the all-important pole position between them, but steady improvements from Charlie Eastwood (Redline Racing) and Tom Oliphant (Team Redline), not to mention the always-fast Zamparelli, could make tomorrow’s 30 minute session even more captivating.

Free Practice One Times

Media release: 12th August 2016

 

Source: TSL Timing

 

Pos.     Class          Driver                               Nat.       
Entry                                      
Time           
Gap        
1
Pro Dan Cammish GBR Redline Racing 50.274
2 Pro
Lewis Plato GBR
Team Redline 50.379 +0.105
3 Pro
Tom Sharp GBR
IDL Racing 50.493 +0.219
4 Pro
Tom Oliphant  GBR
Team Redline 50.596 +0.322
5 Pro
Stephen Jelley  GBR
Team Parker Racing 50.620 +0.346
6 Am1 Euen McKay GBR
IN2 Racing 50.663 +0.389
7 Pro
Charlie Eastwood GBR
Redline Racing 50.667 +0.393
8 Pro
Dino Zamparelli GBR
GT Marques 50.799 +0.525
9 Am1 Dan McKay GBR
IN2 Racing 50.896 +0.622
10 Pro
Alessandro Latif GBR
GT Marques 50.903 +0.629
11 Pro
Jonas Gelzinis LTU
Juta Racing 50.940 +0.666
12 Am1 Sean Hudspeth SIN Parr Motorsport 51.436 +1.162
13
Am1
Justin Sherwood GBR
Team Parker Racing 51.476 +1.202
14 Am1
John McCullagh GBR
Redline Racing 51.911 +1.637
15 Am2
Peter Kyle-Henney GBR
Parr Motorsport 52.061 +1.787
16 Am2
Tautvydas Barstys LTU
Juta Racing 52.379 +2.105
17 Am2
Mark Radcliffe GBR
Intersport Racing 52.450 +2.176
18 Am2
Thomas Jennings GBR
G-Cat Racing 52.965 +2.691
19 Am2
Rupert Martin GBR
Team Parker Racing 53.488 +3.214
20 Am2
Barrie Baxter GBR
Redlines Racing 54.146 +3.872

 

Free Practice Two Times

Media release: 12th August 2016

 

Source: TSL Timing

 

Pos.     Class          Driver                               Nat.       
Entry                                      
Time           
Gap        
1
Pro Lewis Plato GBR Team Redline 49.962
2 Pro
Dan Cammish GBR
Redline Racing 49.978 +0.016
3 Pro
Tom Sharp GBR
IDL Racing 50.012 +0.050
4 Pro
Charlie Eastwood GBR
Redline Racing 50.180 +0.218
5 Pro
Tom Oliphant GBR
Team Redline 50.269 +0.307
6 Pro
Dino Zamparelli GBR
GT Marques 50.271 +0.309
7 Pro
Jonas Gelzinis LTU
Juta Racing 50.358 +0.396
8 Pro
Stephen Jelley GBR
Team Parker Racing 50.418 +0.456
9 Pro
Alessandro Latif GBR
GT Marques 50.521 +0.559
10 Am1
Dan McKay GBR
IN2 Racing 50.654 +0.692
11 Am1
Euan McKay GBR IN2 Racing 51.149 +1.187
12 Am1
Sean Hudspeth SIN Parr Motorsport 51.323 +1.361
13 Am1
John McCullagh GBR
Redline Racing 51.365 +1.403
14 Am1
Justin Sherwood GBR
Team Parker Racing 51.541 +1.579
15 Am2
Tautvdas Barstys  LTU
Juta Racing 51.689 +1.727
16 Am2
Peter Kyle-Henney GBR
Parr Motorsport 51.867 +1.905
17 Am2
Mark Radcliffe GBR
Intersport Racing 52.060 +2.098
18 Am2
Thomas Jennings GBR
G-Cat Racing 52.194 +2.232
19 Am2
Rupert Martin GBR
Team Parker Racing 52.331 +2.369
20 Am2
Barrie Baxter  GBR
Redline Racing 52.572 +2.610

Cammish sets new qualifying record on way to double pole positions

Media release: 13th August 2016

 

Source: Porsche Cars GB

 

On a cold and windy Knockhill, Dan Cammish (Redline Racing) showed his mastery of Scotland’s unique circuit and the 460 hp Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car to break the qualifying lap record, taking pole position for both rounds eleven and twelve.
 
Looking to build on 2015, Cammish was clearly happy with his performance:
 
“It was a good effort to match my testing time, and I knew I hadn’t got the most from the car yesterday. It’s difficult to get a clear lap and put a good lap together as it’s all about getting the rhythm. I managed to put all my sectors together, so I’m really pleased as last year we weren’t the quickest here. I was determined to come back and learn something new and I think I’ve done that.”
 
However, the competition throughout the field was closer than ever, with less than half a second separating the top ten. On the first tyre run, Cammish was the only driver to dip below the 50 second barrier, maintaining a small margin over the chasing pack which consisted primarily of Porsche GB 2016/2017 Scholar Charlie Eastwood (Redline Racing), Tom Sharp (IDL Racing) and Dino Zamparelli (GT Marques).
 
The exceptionally close times belied the variation of styles on display, Lewis Plato (Team Redline) favouring an attacking approach to the Chicane, Zamparelli alone holding third gear on the approach and Cammish looking smoothest of all.
 
As the first drivers paused to change their tyres for a second run, the red flags came out to recover a beached Peter Kyle-Henney (Parr Motorsport) from the kerbs at Scotsman. The delay allowed Stephen Jelley (Team Parker Racing) to loosen his neck, the only legacy of his heavy crash last time out at Snetterton.
 
With new tyres fitted, the majority of the Pro category runners left it late to make their runs, searching for a clear part of the circuit. Shamus Jennings (G-Cat Racing) brought out the yellows at the Chicane after finding himself stuck in the gravel, but the session continued. Cammish improved further to place himself comfortably at the head of the field, emphasising his advantage by returning to the pits with time to spare.
 
Chasing the reigning champion on track and on the time sheets were Knockhill newcomers Eastwood and Alessandro Latif (GT Marques). Eastwood repeated his Snetterton form to line himself up alongside Cammish for both races, but impressing with his best performance to date was Latif. The Rookie starts both races from third on the grid.
 
Eastwood goes into both races confident of his pace and looking to make an early challenge:
 
“On my second run I put in four laps within four hundredths of each other, so it was a great run for us. We’re really pleased with our grid position, but it gives us confidence for our race consistency too. At the start on the outside row you can still get a good run, so we’ll be looking to get ahead of Dan off the line tomorrow, but we’ve got a bit to find to match his pace, and that’s just experience.”
 
Latif also has his eyes fixed on a strong race and attacking start:
 
“Finally everything came together and I went into the session pushing hard. The team gave me a great car and I got everything right on the laps which really counted which is really satisfying. We don’t have the pressure of points so can go from race to race doing the best we can. We’ve got a great starting position and can do something to attack from the start which is when the fun starts!”
 
Brothers Euan and Dan McKay (IN2 Racing) were again inseparable at their home circuit, the pair separated by just 0.092 seconds, with Euan leading the Pro-Am1 category from Dan. Taking third for both races is Sean Hudspeth (Parr Motorsport), impressing with his pace and commitment despite racing at Knockhill for the first time.
 
Already looking ahead, Euan felt he could have gone faster still:
 
“It was a bit of a scruffy session, and we struggled to get a clear track while the tyres still had bite. My pace is probably quicker than we showed and I think we’ll be racing higher up the grid. I’ll get my head down in the race.”
 
Another driver belying his lack of time on the circuit was Mark Radcliffe (Intersport Racing), the Pro-Am2 driver putting together a series of laps that see him lead the category for both races. Despite his adventures in practice, the experienced Tautvydas Barstys (Juta Racing) takes second, with Kyle-Henney in third.
 
Radcliffe was surprised to be ahead, his learning curve continuing throughout the session:
 
“I went into qualifying looking to try a few different things into some of the corners, which I know is unusual. I hadn’t done too well in practice so was looking to improve my speed into the corners. While I was on my first set of tyres and was still experimenting I set my best times, but overall it was a messy session and I’ve definitely got more speed for the race.”
 
On a tight, short circuit where overtaking is tight, Cammish holds the best position. The fast first corner, Duffus Dip, will be critical away from the start and traffic later in the 31 lap races could make all the difference.
 
Rounds eleven and twelve take place tomorrow at 10.15 (rolling start) and 15.40 (standing start). Round twelve will be broadcast live on ITV4, with highlights of round eleven shown during the day.

Grid - Race One

Media release: 13th August 2016

 

Source: TSL Timing

 

Pos.     Class          Driver                               Nat.       
Entry                                      
Time           
Gap        
1
Pro Dan Cammish GBR Redline Racing 49.792
2 Pro Charlie Eastwood GBR
Redline Racing 49.983 +0.191
3 Pro
Alessandro Latif GBR
GT Marques 50.056 +0.264
4 Pro
Tom Sharpe GBR
IDL Racing 50.105 +0.313
5 Pro
Lewis Plato GBR
Team Redlines 50.112 +0.320
6 Pro
Tom Oliphant GBR
Team Redline 50.137 +0.345
7 Pro
Dino Zamparelli GBR
GT Marques 50.218 +0.426
8 Pro
Stephen Jelley GBR
Team Parker Racing 50.259 +0.467
9 Pro
Jonas Gelzinis LTU
Juta Racing 50.269 +0.477
10 Am1
Euan McKay GBR
IN2 Racing 50.291 +0.499
11 Am1 Dan McKay GBR
IN2 Racing 50.383 +0.591
12 Am1
Sean Hudspeth SIN
Parr Motorsport 50.758 +0.966
13
Am1 John McCullagh GBR
Redline Racing 50.855 +1.063
14 Am1 Justin Sherwood GBR
Team Parker Racing 50.092 +1.300
15 Am2 Mark Radcliffe GBR
Intersport Racing 51.303 +1.511
16 Am2 Tautvydas Barstys LTU
Juta Racing 51.448 +1.656
17 Am2 Peter Kyle-Henney GBR
Parr Motorsport 51.491 +1.699
18 Am2 Thomas Jennings GBR
G-Cat Racing 51.804 +2.012
19 Am2 Rupert Martin GBR
Team Parker Racing 52.238 +2.446
20 Am2 Barrie Baxter GBR
Redline Racing 52.356 +2.584

Cammish wins as Kyle-Henney takes maiden win

Media release: 14th August 2016

 

Source: Porsche Cars GB

 

A clean start for all 20 runners left Cammish leading Porsche GB 2016/2017 Scholar Charlie Eastwood (Redline Racing), a position the reigning champion would maintain to the finish line. The gap between the two team mates fluctuated around one second as the pair caught traffic at half distance, but Cammish always looked in control:

“The car was great, we made a good start and it was just about settling into a rhythm. The backmarkers were really good and didn’t really affect things. It’s a long race here and Charlie had some good speed, but we had enough to cover him. I’m just looking to replicate that in the second race.”

Pushing hard all the way was Eastwood, the Rookie’s fastest lap just 0.012 seconds adrift of Cammish’s:

“We got off to a good start, but I dropped away a little over the first few laps then came back in the middle of the race. My fastest lap was only a fraction away so it shows how close we are. We kept chasing, but we didn’t have the pace to close in and get the real result we wanted. Three seconds in a row now puts us in a strong position. There are a few set up changes we’ll make for the second race and push for the win.”

Completing the podium in third was Tom Sharp (IDL Racing), gaining a place as Alessandro Latif (GT Marques) slipped back from the start. After defending well from an early challenge by Lewis Plato (Team Redline), Sharp was relatively untroubled to the line as various battles behind kept his pursuers otherwise occupied:

“We started fourth and felt the best we could manage was third so we’ve managed to achieve that. Everything was done at turn one, I managed to sweep around the outside and then it was a case of keeping out of trouble. It was quite a busy race as it always is at Knockhill, but the traffic gave me a break from Plato.”

Stephen Jelley (Team Parker Racing) had a superb run from eighth on the grid to fourth at the flag, using his experience and race craft to overcome the after effects of his crash at Snetteton. Also recovering well was Tom Oliphant (Team Redline) who pushed Dino Zamparelli (GT Marques) hard in the closing stages for sixth after an early trip through the gravel at Clark’s dropped him back.

Euan McKay (IN2 Racing) celebrated his 21st birthday in style by heading the Pro-Am1 category at his home race to take his seventh win:

“I couldn’t ask for more on my birthday, a win and finishing ahead of two Pros. It’s a big thing winning in front of this crowd, my family and friends at our home circuit. For race two I want to try and maintain my place as we’re starting two places further up overall.”

Also running comfortably in the top ten, brother Dan (IN2 Racing) took second with Sean Hudspeth (Parr Motorsport) once again on the podium in third.

Plenty of action in the Pro-Am2 category ended with a win for Peter Kyle-Henney (Parr Motorsport), his third of the season, followed by another strong showing for Shamus Jennings (G-Cat Racing) in second and class leader Tautvydas Barstys (Juta Racing) in third. Mark Radcliffe (Intersport Racing) had taken the win on the road, but was excluded from the final results after his car was found to be below the minimum ride height.

Kyle-Henney turned around a difficult qualifying session to take the win:

“I put myself in a bad position in qualifying after I made a mistake and put it in the gravel, so the plus side was I had a fresh set of tyres. I used the advantage as best I could on the opening laps, and after I made my way to the front I was able to pull away. We’re lucky that everyone has good respect for each other as it makes the races less frantic. Race two will be harder as it’s a standing start and we’re on the slope.”

Race One Results

Media release: 3rd April 2016

 

Source: TSL Timing

 

Pos.     Class          Driver                               Nat.       
Entry                                      
Time           
Gap        
1
Pro Dan Cammish  GBR Redline Racing 26:17.191
2 Pro
Charlie Eastwood GBR Redline Racing 26:19.307
+2.116
3 Pro
Tom Sharp GBR
ISL Racing 26:23.688
+6.497
4 Pro
Stephen Jelley GBR
Team Parker Racing 26:25.107
+7.916
5 Pro
Lewis Plato GBR
Team Redline 26:28.087
+10.896
6 Pro
Dino Zamparelli GBR
GT Marques 26:31.602
+14.411
7 Pro
Tom Oliphant GBR
Team Redline 26:31.848
+14.657
8 Am1 Euan McKay GBR
IN2 Racing 26:38.122
+20.931
9 Pro
Jonas Gelzinis LTU Juta Racing 26:39.683
+22.492
10 Am1 Dan McKay GBR
IN2 Racing 26:43.118
+25.927
11 Am1
Sean Hudspeth SIN Parr Motorsport 26:51.897
+34.706
12 Pro
Alessandro Latif GBR
GT Marques 26:52.116
+34.925
13
Am1
Justin Sherwood GBR
Team Parker Racing 26:56.171
+38.980
14 Am1
John McCullagh GBR
Redline Racing 26:39.088
1 Lap
15 Am2
Peter Kyle-Henney GBR
Parr Motorsport 26:43.762
1 Lap
16 Am2
Thomas Jennings GBR
G-Cat Racing 26:51.805
1 Lap
17 Am2
Tautvydas Barstys LTU Juta Racing 26:54.600
1 Lap
18 Am2
Barrie Baxter GBR
Redline Racing 26:56.783
1 Lap
19 Am2
Rupert Martin GBR
Team Parker Racing 26:20.067
2 Laps

 

Fastest Lap


Pro - Dan Cammish - 50.074s

 

ProAm1 - Euan McKay - 50.720s

 

ProAm2 - Peter Kyle-Henney - 52.276s

 

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 49.911
2 Pro Charlie Eastwood GBR
Redline Racing 50.010 +0.099
3 Pro
Alessandro Latif GBR
GT Marques 50.096 +0.187
4 Pro
Tom Sharpe GBR
IDL Racing 50.137 +0.226
5 Pro
Tom Oliphant
GBR
Team Redline 50.173 +0.262
6 Pro
Lewis Plato GBR
Team Redline 50.190 +0.279
7 Pro
Dino Zamparelli GBR
GT Marques 50.240 +0.329
8 Am1 Euan McKay GBR
IN2 Racing 50.342 +0.431
9 Pro
Stephen Jelley LTU
Team Parker Racing 50.356 +0.445
10 Pro Jonas Gelzinis GBR
Juta Racing 50.399 +0.488
11 Am1 Dan McKay GBR
IN2 Racing 50.536 +0.625
12 Am1
Sean Hudspeth SIN
Parr Motorsport 50.824 +0.913
13
Am1 John McCullagh GBR
Redline Racing 50.921 +1.010
14 Am1 Justin Sherwood GBR
Team Parker Racing 51.173 +1.262
15 Am2 Mark Radcliffe GBR
Intersport Racing 51.338 +1.427
16 Am2 Tautvydas Barstys LTU
Juta Racing 51.505 +1.594
17 Am2 Peter Kyle-Henney GBR
Parr Motorsport 51.692 +1.781
18 Am2 Thomas Jennings GBR
G-Cat Racing 53.079 +2.168
19 Am2 Rupert Martin GBR
Team Parker Racing 52.315 +2.404
20 Am2 Barrie Baxter GBR
Redline Racing 52.638 +2.727

 

Cammish extends championship lead as Zamparelli falters

Media release: 14th August 2016

 

Source: Porsche Cars GB

 

Cammish once again made a perfect standing start from pole position, but Latif was slow away which allowed Tom Sharp followed by Tom Oliphant through into fourth and fifth. Cammish settled into his routine, managing the gap to Eastwood throughout to finish with a 2.7 second advantage over the leading Rookie.

Cammish reflected on his perfect weekend:

“We’ve dominated the weekend, the qualifying laps were great and in the races we got away from the front and got two fastest laps with the two wins. The gap is now 44 points to second in the championship, so I can afford to go to the next four races and be there or there abouts. It’s going to be a nice drive home.”

Eastwood was confident following another brace of second place finishes:

“Dan was just a step too far away. He had a slight edge and just didn’t make any mistakes. We’re going to keep chipping away and it’s been a good start to the second half of the season for us. We’re hopefully going to continue it and challenge for second in the championship with some wins.”

Sharp and Oliphant provided some of the best racing of the season so far, Oliphant passing Sharp into Duffus Dip on lap four to take third place. After establishing himself in the final podium position, a tiny mistake from Oliphant let Sharp back through, an advantage he maximised to good effect by establishing a small gap in return. However, on the penultimate lap a mistake from Sharp gave Oliphant the run into Duffus Dip, but the gain of place was short lived as Sharp powered back through on the inside of Leslie’s and held third to the flag.

“It was a really close battle, probably the closest two cars can get without going off. It was very clean racing. We treated each other with respect, but it was close! I didn’t know how it was going to pan out on several occasions, so I’m pleased with third.”

In fifth place was Latif, the improving Rookie driver and series newcomer posting his best result so far on one of the most demanding circuits after qualifying an excellent third for both races.

Euan McKay (IN2 Racing) continued his birthday form with a second win in the Pro-Am1 category, a higher grid slot leaving him battling with Stephen Jelley (Team Parker Racing) in the early laps:

“I couldn’t ask for any more on my birthday, two wins is fantastic in front of my friends and family. The home crowd has been great, it’s packed here and has been an incredible weekend. I’m going to keep doing the same thing until we win the championship, then it’ll be on to the next category.”

Establishing a consistent run of his own, brother Dan McKay (IN2 Racing) took his fourth consecutive podium position in second with Justin Sherwood (Team Parker Racing) third. Front-runner Sean Hudspeth (Parr Motorsport) was denied a finish when he was struck with clutch problems, but John McCullagh (Redline Racing) maintained his perfect 2016 finishing record in fourth place.

A fierce battle in the Pro-Am2 category went the way of Mark Radcliffe (Intersport Racing), who responded emphatically to his race one disappointment with a resounding class win. Tautvydas Barstys (Juta Racing) improved to second, a boost to his championship hopes, while Shamus Jennings (G-Cat Racing) took his second podium of the weekend to earn himself the Driver of the Weekend award.

Despite an early setback, Radcliffe never doubted his ability to take the win:

“I went out with no doubt I was going to win, but typically I stalled on the start. I restarted and got on with it and had overtaken to the front by the fourth lap or so. I got a gap and then just focused on maintaining it. I can’t wait to come back next year.”

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 26:23.104

2 Pro
Charlie Eastwood GBR
Redline Racing 26:25.777
+2.673
3 Pro
Tom Sharpe GBR
IDL Racing 26:31.082
+7.978
4 Pro
Tom Oliphant GBR
Team Redline 26:32.061
+8.957
5 Pro
Alessandro Latif GBR
GT Marques 26:33.495
+10.391
6 Pro
Dino Zamparelli GBR
GT Marques 26:34.533
+11.429
7 Pro
Lewis Plato GBR
Team Redline 26:34.934
+11.830
8 Pro
Stephen Jelley GBR
Team Parker Racing 26:36.944
+13.840
9 Am1
Euen McKay GBR
IN2 Racing 26:40.280
+17.176
10 Pro Jonas Gelzinis LTU
Juta Racing 26:41.406
+18.302
11 Am1
Dan McKay GBR
IN2 Racing 26:43.903
+20.799
12 Am1
Justin Sherwood GBR
Team Parker Racing 27:02.201
+39.097
13
Am1
John McCullagh GBR
Redline Racing 27:04.763
+41.659
14 Am2
Mark Radcliffe GBR
Intersport Racing 26:28.222
1 Lap
15 Am2
Tautvyas Barstys LTU
Juta Racing 26:46.364
1 Lap
16 Am2
Thomas Jennings GBR
G-Cat Racing 26:54.253
1 Lap
17 Am2
Peter Kyle-Henney GBR
Parr Motorsport 26:56.296
1 Lap
18 Am2 Rupert Martin GBR
Team Parker Racing 27:06.184
1 Lap
19 Am2
Barrie Baxter GBR
Redline Racing 27:08.693
1 Lap

 

Fastest Lap


Pro - Dan Cammish - 50.143s

 

ProAm1 - Euan McKay - 50.753s

 

ProAm2 - Mark Radcliffe - 52.014s