Pepe flies at KnockhillParr Motorsport enjoyed a very positive day at Knockhill in preparation for rounds twelve and thirteen of the Porsche Carrera Cup this weekend. The unpredictability of the weather threw a curve ball at proceedings with session one being dry and session two being wet. Session two dried towards the end however meaning all the runners could bolt in slick tyres.

“It was pretty good,” said Peter Kyle-Henney reflecting on his day. “It’s the first chance we’ve had to drive the car in the wet so it was a bit of a steep learning curve. I was quickest overall in ProAm2 on the wets but we left the slick run too late so that was that. It’s going to be tight there is no doubt about it but I’m definitely looking forward to it.

Pepe Massot went well in both sessions finishing FP1 in sixth and FP2 in second. “We ran on old rubber but I’m really happy with the performance,” said Pepe.  “We looked at the data and I couldn’t improve anywhere so it was just about grip. I don’t like to see that I’m P6 but the car is really, really nice. I’m looking forward to tomorrow, I will be going for pole but Knockhill is such a short track that one tenth the can be the difference between pole and P5. We’re quick in the wet so it’s all positives.” Pepe almost claimed top spot in the second session but couldn’t quite get enough heat into the tyres, missing out by just over a tenth of a second.

“It was a very eventful practice session,” said team boss Paul Robe. “We had very changeable weather conditions which are always tough to deal with. Pepe really pulled out a good lap at the end, we could have done with another lap robbed us of being the quickest. Overall we’re very happy because it’s the first time we’ve been able to work with the car in the wet. If it rains at the weekend we’ll be in a good position but we’re also comfortable with our dry set up so we’ve got good potential for qualifying. Peter drove really well in the wet, he went onto slicks a little late so his position isn’t representative of his pace but on the whole excellent.”

Qualifying starts at 13:40 tomorrow.