Paul Ress takes fifth at Brands HatchRace two continued the weekend's disappointing theme for Parr Motorsport as GP3 convert Dino Zamparelli was punted out of the race at the first corner. The Bristol Sport backed car was tapped into the gravel at Paddock Hill bend spelling the end of his race. ProAm1 running team-mate Mark Cole faired mildly better retiring on lap five after sustaining damage from a collision with a slower car. Paul Rees was the ray of sunlight for the team as he put in a superb performance to claim fifth place at the flag. The Oxfordshire-based driver came through the field masterfully from his lowly fifteenth place starting position to score valuable points lifting him to seventh in the championship.

Dino Zamparelli – Did not finish

“It’s been a disappointing weekend almost from the get go from Saturday and it sums it up that we got tapped into a spin and into the gravel. Life is such though and we’ve got to move on and pick up the pieces so we can come out fighting at Spa.” 

Mark Cole – Did not finish

“I’m disappointed as the weekend started on such a positive with me being fastest in ProAm1 in free practice. Qualifying did not go our way and it really defined our weekend. We got bogged down in the mid pack and unfortunately I had contact with a back marker and that ended my race. It was a real shame as I was hoping for a positive start to my campaign and to give my sponsors N&C and Driver Intelligence a good weekend’s racing. Still, we will take the positives and move on to the next round in Spa next month.”

Paul Rees – finished fifth 

"It was a lot of fun and great for spectators I’m sure. It resurrected a poor weekend. P5 from fifteenth I’m pretty happy with and it gets more points under my belt. We were quick. We had a bit of contact which put my steering out so my car did struggle towards the end of the race. We are quick , we’re in good shape but we’ll stick to the front please not the mid pack!"

Paul Robe - Team Principal

"I can’t remember how many years I have been in racing and this has been the worst weekend but in some respects the best weekend. The highs and lows of this weekend have been incredible. We’ve gone for heights of Friday with good times and being competitive in all three classes to very, very hard qualifying which was not what we expected. Losing Peter in the first race and all sorts of issues and damage with the other cars that meant we had a late night on Saturday to get things ready. We lost tow of our cars in the second race but the great thing was Paul coming through to finish fifth which felt like a win after this weekend. It was a great drive. We’ve got a lot of things to reflect on, a lot of work to do but we’ll got to the next round with a positive attitude having salvaged some good points."