Silverstone 2014

Titles up for grabs in Carrera Cup GB at Silverstone

Media release: 19th September 2014

Source: Porsche Cars GB

A mighty overall title race between Josh Webster and Michael Meadows and battles for the Pro-Am1 and Pro-Am2 categories are the key features of the Porsche Carrera Cup GB heading for Silverstone (27/28 September) and rounds 16 and 17 of the 19-race season.
 
The latest Type-991 911 GT3 Cup is having a superb debut season in the Carrera Cup GB and it is Carrera Cup Scholarship driver Webster (Redline Racing) who heads the overall points with four races to run. Webster and team mate Victor Jimenez could settle the first title of the season by securing the teams’ title for Redline Racing.
 
Webster’s advantage over reigning double champion Meadows (Samsung UHD TV Racing) shot back out to 14 points when Meadows retired from the most recent round at Rockingham. Meadows must take pole position, race win and fastest lap in all four remaining races to be certain of the title. It’s possible, of course, but the pressure is on.
 
Whatever the outcome, it has been a superb season for Webster after making the switch from single-seaters and he has already shown himself as a rising star of sports and GT racing. If he can beat Meadows at least once this weekend, he will make himself favourite for the title.
 
However, this is not just a two-way contest and victory at Rockingham for Paul Rees (In2 Racing) was richly deserved. He will now want to win again on his home track as he battles with Jimenez (Redline Racing) for third in the standings. Joining Rees and Jimenez in the pursuit of Webster and Meadows will be Pepe Massot (Parr Motorsport), who continues to make fine progress after joining the championship mid-season.
 
Joining the grid at Silverstone and sure to make a strong impression are two very promising young drivers. 2013 Renault Clio champion Josh Files (23) races the championship guest car with Team Parker Racing, while single-seater racer James Fletcher (20) makes his Carrera Cup debut with Welch Motorsport.
 
Justin Sherwood (Team Parker Racing) is setting the mark in Pro-Am1 and should take another step towards the title this weekend as Jordan Witt (Redline Racing) heads the chase.
 
However, in Pro-Am2 it really is too close to call. Drivers count their best seven weekends and on current scores Steven Liquorish (Team Parker Racing) heads Peter Kyle-Henney (Parr Motorsport) by a single point. However, Liquorish has a further five-point advantage on dropped scores, so their superb battle is set to run to the final chequered flag of the season. Added back to the mix at Silverstone will be Kelvin Fletcher (Redline Racing) for his first Carrera Cup races since Thruxton in May.
 
After qualifying at 11.45 on Saturday (27 September) round 16 of the Carrera Cup GB will start at 16.25, with round 17 at 12.35 on Sunday (28 September). Round 17 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 26th September

Time                   
Activity                                                    
Championship                                                                  
Laps        
09:00 - 09:40 Free Practice Formula Renault
 
09:45 - 10:25 Free Practice Michelin Ginetta GT4 Supercup  
10:30 - 11:10 Free Practice Porsche Carrera Cup Great Britain  
  11:15 - 11:55 Free Practice Dunlop MSA Formula Ford Championship  
12:00 - 12:40 Free Practice Formula Renault  
12:40 - 13:40
Lunch Break
 
13:40 - 14:20
Free Practice Michelin Ginetta GT4 Supercup  
14:25 - 14:55 Free Practice Ginetta Junior Championship  
15:00 - 15:40
Free Practice
Porsche Carrera Cup Great Britain  
 15:45 - 16:25 Free Practice Dunlop MSA Formula Ford Championship
16:30 - 17:00
Free Practice Ginetta Junior Championship  

 

Saturday 27th September

Time                   
Activity                                                    
Championship                                                                  
Laps       
09:30 - 10:10 Free Practice Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship  
10:25 - 10:40 Qualifying Protyre Formula Renault Championship  
10:50 - 11:05 Free Practice Ginetta Junior Championship  
11:15 - 11:35 Qualifying Dunlop MSA Formula Ford Championship  
11:45 - 12:15 Qualifying Porsche Carrera Cup Great Britain  
 12:25 - 13:05  Free Practice Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship  
13:05 - 13:50
Lunch Break
 
13:50 - 14:05
Qualifying Protyre Formula Renault Championship  
14:15 - 14:35 Qualifying Michelin Ginetta GT4 Supercup
 
14:45 - 15:00
Qualifying Ginetta Junior Championship
15:10
Race Dunlop MSA Formula Ford Championship 20 mins
15:45 - 16:15
Qualifying Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship  
16:25 Race Porsche Carrera Cup Great Britain 28
17:05
Race Protyre Formula Renault Championship 18

 

Sunday 28th September

Time                  
Activity                                                                    
Championship                                                             
Laps      
09:45
Race Michelin Ginetta GT4 Supercup 24
10:25
Race Dunlop MSA Formula Ford Championship  20 mins
10:55 - 11:10
Church Break


11:15 Race Ginetta Junior Championship 11
11:45
BTCC Pit Lane Opens

11:57
Race Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship 22
12:35 Race Porsche Carrera Cup Great Britain 28
13:10 - 13;45
Lunch Break

13:15 - 13:40
Pit Lane Walkabout / BTCC Autograph Session

13:45 Race Protyre Formula Renault Championship 18
14:20 BTCC Pit Lane Opens    
14:32 Race Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship 22
15:15
Race Michelin Ginetta GT4 Supercup 24
15:55 Race Dunlop MSA Formula Ford Championship 20 mins
16:30 Race Ginetta Junior Championship 11
17:05 BTCC Pit Lane Opens    
17:17 Race Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship 22

 

Meadows tops Carrera Cup GB testing at Silverstone

Media release: 26th September 2014

Source: Porsche Cars GB

Michael Meadows set the pace in the Porsche Carrera Cup GB during testing at Silverstone today (Friday 26 September) ahead of rounds 16 and 17 of the 19-race season.
 
Meadows (Samsung UHD TV Racing) opened his bid to claw back the points’ gap to championship leader Josh Webster (Redline Racing) by going fastest as drivers ran two test sessions in warm and sunny conditions at the Northamptonshire track.
 
The level of competition as the title races head towards conclusion was amply demonstrated as 17-hundredths of a second covered the leading three, while the top eight drivers lapped within a second and just 1.8s covered the whole grid. Championship newcomers Josh Files (Team Parker Racing), James Fletcher (Welch Motorsport) and Mike Donovan (In2 Racing) all acquitted themselves extremely well, with Files posting fifth best time overall.
 
With a scant 0.123s splitting Meadows and Webster, it is very tight at the top of the championship and Meadows knows that the two points available for two pole positions in qualifying on Saturday are vital to his title challenge. Leading the chase of the top three was Rockingham winner Paul Rees (In2 Racing), a third of a second behind Meadows best lap.
 
Meanwhile, Jordan Witt (Redline Racing) topped Pro-Am1 and Steven Liquorish (Team Parker Racing) ran strongly at his home track to head the Pro-Am2 times.
 
Michael Meadows (Samsung UHD TV Racing) fastest overall:
"It was good. I did exactly what I needed to do today. I am back on track to catch up all those points I lost at Rockingham."

Jordan Witt (Redline Racing) first in Pro-Am1:
"Testing here on Wednesday really helped. The car seems to be everything I need it to be at the minute. I can't complain about the car so I've just got to keep pushing now for the rest of the weekend."

Steven Liquorish (Team Parker Racing) first in Pro-Am2:
"I'm enjoying Silverstone and feeling confident. I don't want to put the kiss of death on it but hopefully I can go out and just worry about what I am doing."

Full results for the Carrera Cup GB are available at www.tsl-timing.co.uk

Free Practice One Times

Media release: 26th September 2014

Source: TSL Timing

Pos.     Class          Driver                               Nat.       
Entry                                      
Time           
Gap        
1
Pro Michael Meadows
GBR Samsung UHD TV Racing 56.481 -
2 Pro Victor Jimenez
ESP Redline Racing 56.490 0.009
3 Pro Josh Webster
GBR Redline Racing 56.681 0.200
4 Guest Josh Files GBR Team Parker Racing 56.912 0.431
5 Pro Pepe Massot ESP Parr Motorsport 56.929 0.448
6 Pro Paul Rees GBR In2 Racing 56.982 0.501
7 ProAm1 Jordan Witt GBR Redline Racing 57.356 0.875
8 Pro James Fletcher GBR Welch Motorsport
57.719 1.238
9 ProAm1 Justin Sherwood GBR Team Parker Racing 57.791 1.310
10 ProAm2 Steven Liquorish GBR Team Parker Racing 57.857 1.376
11 ProAm2 Peter Kyle-Henney GBR Parr Motorsport 58.101 1.620
12 ProAm1 Michael Donovan GBR In2 Racing 58.524 2.043

 

Free Practice Two Times

Media release: 26th September 2014

Source: TSL Timing

Pos.     Class          Driver                               Nat.       
Entry                                      
Time           
Gap        
1
Pro Michael Meadows GBR Samsung UHD TV Racing 55.860 -
2 Pro Josh Webster GBR Redline Racing 55.983 0.123
3 Pro Victor Jimenez ESP Redline Racing 56.033 0.173
4 Pro Paul Rees GBR In2 Racing 56.226 0.366
5 Guest Josh Files GBR Team Parker Racing 56.431 0.571
6 Pro Pepe Massot ESP Parr Motorsport 56.581 0.721
7 ProAm1 Jordan Witt GBR Redline Racing 56.664 0.804
8 Pro James Fletcher GBR Welch Motorsport 56.861 1.001
9 ProAm1 Justin Sherwood GBR Team Parker Racing 56.972 1.112
10 ProAm2 Steven Liquorish GBR Team Parker Racing 57.286 1.426
11 ProAm2 Peter Kyle-Henney GBR Parr Motorsport 57.521 1.661
12 ProAm1 Michael Donovan GBR In2 Racing 57.676 1.816

Meadows takes Carrera Cup GB double pole at Silverstone

Media release: 27th September 2014

Source: Porsche Cars GB


Michael Meadows set a fantastic pace in Porsche Carrera Cup GB qualifying at Silverstone today (Saturday 27 September) ahead of rounds 16 and 17 of the season. On his second qualifying run, Meadows set jumped to the head of the time sheets for both grids to claim two important championship points.
 
Josh Webster (Redline Racing) and Paul Rees (In2 Racing) headed the pursuit of Meadows (Samsung UHD TV Racing) in a superbly competitive grid, as less than half a second covered the first seven cars on the grid. With the grid for round 17 mirroring the line-up for the opening race of the weekend, Victor Jimenez (Redline Racing), Josh Files (Team Parker Racing) and Pepe Massot (Parr Motorsport) completing the top six.
 
Jordan Witt (Redline Racing) topped Pro-Am1 for both races with a strong session with category points’ leader Justin Sherwood (Team Parker Racing) next up, while Steven Liquorish (Team Parker Racing) led Pro-Am2 from title rival Peter Kyle-Henney (Parr Motorsport) and newcomer Mike Donovan (In2 Racing).
 
Michael Meadows (Samsung UHD TV Racing) fastest overall:
“On the first run I was going for it and caught the tail of the pack. On the second set of tyres I got clear space and it was okay. It bodes well for the race.”
 
Josh Webster (Redline Racing) second fastest overall:
“It’s a very tight grid and the lap times are so close. On the second set of tyres I hooked up the best sector one late in the session but then made a mistake into Brooklands and had to abandon the lap.”
 
Paul Rees (In2 Racing) third fastest overall:
“I was bedding things in to begin with, then I went for times. You can’t be unhappy with that when it is so close.”
 
Jordan Witt (Redline Racing) first in Pro-Am1:
“The car was good: Redline Racing always produce the car. There seemed to be a lack of grip generally today, but I’m where I want to be at this stage of the season.”
 
Steven Liquorish (Team Parker Racing) fastest in Pro-Am2:
“I got a puncture on my first set of tyres so didn’t hook up any laps. On my second set I was three-tenths up on what would have been my best lap when I went too deep at Brooklands. But I’m generally very pleased.”
 
Peter Kyle-Henney (Parr Motorsport) second in Pro-Am2:
“It was fine: there’s nothing between us in Pro-Am2. I lost a bit of rhythm on the second set of tyres, but it’s all okay.”
 
Full results for the Carrera Cup GB are available at www.tsl-timing.co.uk

Grid - Race One

Media release: 27th September 2014

Source: TSL Timing

Pos.     Class          Driver                               Nat.       
Entry                                      
Time           
Gap        
1
Pro Michael Meadows GBR Samsung UHD TV Racing 56.014 -
2 Pro Josh Webster GBR Redline Racing 56.159 0.145
3 Pro Paul Rees GBR In2 Racing 56.187 0.173
4 Pro Victor Jimenez ESP Redline Racing 56.207 0.193
5 Guest Josh Files GBR Team Parker Racing 56.404 0.390
6 Pro Pepe Massot ESP Parr Motorsport 56.450 0.436
7 Pro James Fletcher GBR Welch Motorsport 56.493 0.479
8 ProAm1 Justin Sherwood GBR Team Parker Racing 57.851 0.780
9 ProAm2 Steven Liquorish GBR Team Parker Racing 57.111 1.097
10 ProAm2 Peter Kyle-Henney GBR Parr Motorsport 57.259 1.245
11 ProAm2 Kelvin Fletcher GBR Redline Racing 57.324 1.310
12 ProAm1 Michael Donovan GBR In2 Racing 57.422 1.408
13 ProAm1 Jordan Witt GBR Redline Racing 56.794 1.837

Meadows takes Carrera Cup GB victory at Silverstone

Media release: 27th September 2014

Source: Porsche Cars GB

Michael Meadows took an important victory in round 16 of the Porsche Carrera Cup GB at Silverstone today (Saturday 27 September) to reduce the points’ gap to championship leader Josh Webster to 10 points with three races to run.
 
Webster (Redline Racing) led the chase of Meadows (Samsung UHD TV Racing) as a quartet of cars set a rapid pace at the head of the field. Meadows converted pole position into an early lead and, though Webster chased hard, the defending champion controlled the race from the front to clinch victory. Meadows also pushed early on to set the fastest lap and ensure a maximum points’ score.
 
Running with Meadows and Webster were Victor Jimenez (Redline Racing) and Paul Rees (In2 Racing) and Jimenez raced very strongly as he chased his team mate to the flag. Meanwhile, Rees fell away a little in fourth, but was still clear of guest racer Josh Files (Team Parker Racing), who turned in an impressive drive to fifth overall.
 
Pro-Am1 pacesetter Jordan Witt (Redline Racing) started the race with a five-place grid penalty following the previous race at Rockingham but quickly charged up the order to take the lead of Pro-Am1 from Justin Sherwood (Team Parker Racing).
 
An early moment between Pro-Am2 contenders Peter Kyle-Henney (Parr Motorsport) and Steven Liquorish (Team Parker Racing) delayed Kyle-Henney and put Liquorish out of the race with damaged suspension. Instead, Kelvin Fletcher (Redline Racing) came through to take Pro-Am2 victory from the recovering Kyle-Henney.
 
 
Michael Meadows (Samsung UHD TV Racing) first overall:
“That was really comfortable and our pace was similar. I knew I needed fastest lap and I put in three or four quick laps to make sure. The result is just what I needed.”
 
Josh Webster (Redline Racing) second overall:
“I gave it my best shot. I got close to Michael mid-race when the car was really good, but then the car changed completely. We’ll change the set-up for tomorrow and I know what we need to do.”
 
Victor Jimenez (Redline Racing) third overall:
“My start was very good and I pushed to go after Josh. It was good to finish so close to Josh and Michael.”
 
Jordan Witt (Redline Racing) first in Pro-Am1:
“The car was superb straightaway. Kelvin Fletcher kept me honest for a few laps and once I got past Justin Sherwood into the lead of Pro-Am1 I backed it off.”
 
Kelvin Fletcher (Redline Racing) first in Pro-Am2:
“Silverstone was good to me last year and I wanted to go out with a win because this is my last Carrera Cup weekend of this season. I missed testing on Friday and had to come cold into qualifying today.”

Race One Results

Media release: 27th September 2014

Source: TSL Timing

Pos.     Class          Driver                               Nat.       
Entry                                      
Time           
Gap        
1
Pro Michael Meadows GBR Samsung UHD TV Racing 26:40.081 -
2 Pro Josh Webster GBR Redline Racing 26:41.226 1.145
3 Pro Victor Jimenez ESP Redline Racing 26:41.665 1.584
4 Pro Paul Rees GBR In2 Racing 26:44.808 4.727
5 Guest Josh Files GBR Team Parker Racing 26:51.385 11.304
6 Pro James Fletcher GBR Welch Motorsport 26:59.236 19.155
7 ProAm1 Jordan Witt GBR Redline Racing 27:08.247 28.166
8 ProAm2 Kelvin Fletcher GBR Redline Racing 27:15.521 35.440
9 ProAm1 Justin Sherwood GBR Team Parker Racing 27:21.845 41.764
10 ProAm1 Michael Donovan GBR In2 Racing 27:34.896 54.815
11 ProAm2 Peter Kyle-Henney GBR Parr Motorsport 26:55.108 1 lap
DNF
ProAm2 Steven Liquorish GBR Team Parker Racing 7:00.383 21 lap
DNF Pro Pepe Massot ESP Parr Motorsport - -

 

Fastest Lap

 

Pro - Michael Meadows (Samsung UHD TV Racing) - 56.687

Guest - Josh Files (Team Parker Racing) - 57.058

ProAm1 - Jordan Witt (Redline Racing) - 57.182

ProAm2 - Peter Kyle-Henney (Parr Motorsport) - 57.784

Grid - Race Two

Media release: 27th September 2014

Source: TSL Timing

Pos.     Class          Driver                               Nat.       
Entry                                      
Time           
Gap        
1
Pro Michael Meadows
GBR Samsung UHD TV Racing 56.018 -
2 Pro Josh Webster GBR Redline Racing 56.207 0.189
3 Pro Paul Rees GBR In2Racing 56.257 0.239
4 Pro Victor Jimenez ESP Redline Racing 56.294 0.276
5 Guest Josh Files GBR Team Parker Racing 56.423 0.405
6 Pro Pepe Massot ESP Parr Motorsport 56.614 0.596
7 Pro James Fletcher GBR Welch Motorsport 56.630 0.612
8 ProAm1 Jordan Witt GBR Redline Racing 56.856 0.838
9 ProAm1 Justin Sherwood GBR Team Parker Racing 57.147 1.129
10 ProAm2 Steven Liquorish GBR Team Parker Racing 57.415 1.397
11 ProAm2 Peter Kyle-Henney GBR Parr Motorsport 57.527 1.509
12 ProAm2 Kelvin Fletcher GBR Redline Racing 57.636 1.618
13 ProAm1 Michael Donovan GBR In2Racing 57.994 1.976

Meadows takes Carrera Cup GB double at Silverstone

Media release: 28th September 2014

Source: Porsche Cars GB

Michael Meadows completed a perfect weekend during round 17 of the Porsche Carrera Cup GB at Silverstone today (Sunday 28 September) with a second win as Paul Rees chased him to the flag. Importantly, with championship leader Josh Webster finishing third, Meadows is now just four points behind with two races left to run.
 
In Pro-Am1, Jordan Witt (Redline Racing) claimed his second win of the weekend, but it was very close as a time penalty for exceeding track limits meant he only re-took the category lead from Justin Sherwood (Team Parker Racing) on the last lap of the race. However, second place was enough to secure the category title for Sherwood.
 
Kelvin Fletcher (Redline Racing) was another driver to make it a double win when he romped to Pro-Am2 victory, despite starting from the back of the grid after electing to run new tyres for the race. He went clear of category rivals Steven Liquorish (Team Parker Racing) and Peter Kyle-Henney (Parr Motorsport) and battled for many laps with Pro-Am1 leader Witt.
 
At the front of the race, Meadows (Samsung UHD TV Racing) went ahead from the rolling start as Webster (Redline Racing) found himself elbowed back to fourth. Rees (In2 Racing) and Victor Jimenez (Redline Racing) ran second and third and matched Meadows over the first half of the race. Then, as Webster worked back into contention, he ran side-by-side to Luffield with Jimenez. The Spanish driver was on the outside line and spun, leaving Webster third.
 
Rees continued to take the fight to Meadows, but the defending champion made certain of his second Silverstone win to set up a very tight championship finale at Brands Hatch.
 
 
Michael Meadows (Samsung UHD TV Racing) first overall:
“We were fast this weekend and it has given us good momentum for Brands. I’m going to have to fight for every point, but I’ve now had three or four maximum points’ weekends.”
 
Paul Rees (In2 Racing) second overall:
“I was pleased with the pace and I thought I was going to be able to get Michael. But overtaking round here is very difficult, and the start was so important. Finishing well ahead of Victor is good for the championship.”
 
Josh Webster (Redline Racing) third overall:
“The car was good and our pace was good. It was just unfortunate at the start and I got a knock. I was too far back to catch Rees at the end.”
 
Jordan Witt (Redline Racing) first in Pro-Am1:
“I got a five-second penalty, so I knew I had to push as hard as I could. I had to catch back up again and I got it back on the last lap. The race went very well, so I’m really happy.”
 
Kelvin Fletcher (Redline Racing) first in Pro-Am2:
“I had an advantage early on with the new tyres. But then I got a massive flat spot on a front tyre and it kept going back to the flat spot under braking. It was a really good battle with Jordan.”

Race Two Results

Media release: 28th September 2014

Source: TSL Timing

Pos.     Class          Driver                               Nat.       
Entry                                           
Time           
Gap        
1
Pro Michael Meadows GBR Samsung UHD TV Racing 26:48.044  
2 Pro Paul Rees GBR In2Racing 26:50.591 2.547
3 Pro Josh Webster GBR Redline Racing 26:52.045 4.001
4 Guest Josh Files GBR Team Parker Racing
27:00.041 11.997
5 Pro James Fletcher GBR Welch Motorsport 27:06.001 17.957
6 ProAm2 Kelvin Fletcher GBR Redline Racing 27:14.278 26.234
7 ProAm1 Jordan Witt GBR Redline Racing 27:15.362 27.318
8 ProAm1 Justin Sherwood GBR Team Parker Racing 27:16.082 28.038
9 ProAm2 Steven Liquorish GBR Team Parker Racing 27:21.162 33.118
10 Pro Victor Jimenez ESP Redline Racing 27:27.956 39.912
11 ProAm2 Peter Kyle-Henney GBR Parr Motorsport  27:42.817 54.773
12 ProAm1 Michael Donovan GBR In2Racing 27:43.683 55.639
13 Pro Pepe Massot ESP Parr Motorsport 1:02.552 27 laps

 

Fastest Lap

Pro - Michael Meadows (Samsung UHD TV Racing) - 56.992

Guest - Josh Files (Team Parker Racing) - 57.114

ProAm1 - Jordan Witt (Redline Racing) - 57.571

ProAm2 - Kelvin Fletcher (Redline Racing) - 57.539