Record grid lines up to impress at Silverstone’s blue-riband event

Media release: 11th April 2016

 

Source: Porsche Cars GB

 

The Porsche Carrera Cup GB will be lining up alongside the opening race of the 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship at Silverstone, the Home of British Motorsport, on 16 and 17 April.

A record grid of 13 teams will be contesting rounds three and four of the Porsche Carrera Cup GB on the full 3.66-mile Grand Prix circuit. Over 26 competitors will be aiming to impress as they deploy a combined 12,000 hp around Silverstone’s 18 corners shortly after the WEC Porsche teams have qualified their 919 Hybrids in LMP1 and 911 RSR in LMGTE.

Among those looking to emulate the progression of former Carrera Cup GB race winner Nick Tandy, who took outright victory in the 24 Hours of Le Mans for Porsche last year in the 919 Hybrid, are Dan Cammish (Redline Racing) and Dino Zamparelli (GT Marques). Both came out of a head-to-head battle at Brands Hatch neck-and-neck, with one win and one second place apiece.

Cammish will be more motivated than ever going into the weekend after a five second penalty for exceeding track limits in round one handed victory to the hard-charging Zamparelli. Zamparelli had hounded the defending Champion throughout the race, but admitted feeling lucky to have inherited the win from an aggrieved Cammish.

However, despite Cammish hitting back with a dominant win in race two, Zamparelli took a brace of fastest laps to underline his single-lap pace, leaving the Bristol-based driver focused on developing this into a consistent, race-long pace for the longer Silverstone circuit.

The weekend looks to be much more than a two-horse race following an impressive debut from newcomers Tom Oliphant (Team Redline), Lewis Plato (Team Redline) and Porsche 2016/17 Scholar Charlie Eastwood (Redline Racing). Rounds one and two saw the trio go wheel-to-wheel with reigning Rookie Champion Tom Sharp (IDL Racing) and seven-time Carrera Cup GB winner Stephen Jelley (Team Parker Racing). The returning Jonas Gelzinis (Juta racing) also showed strong pace, and the depth of talent throughout the field was underlined when less than three seconds covered the six drivers as the flag fell in round two.

The Pro-Am1 category is shaping up to be every bit as close-fought. Reigning Pro-Am2 Champion John McCullagh (Redline Racing) vindicated his last-minute decision to step up a category with a win first time out, while Sean Hudspeth (Parr Motorsport) proved to be a fast learner when he won the category in only his second race. Not to be underestimated is the pace of the returning Justin Sherwood (Team Parker Racing) who took the ‘Driver of the Weekend’ award at Brands Hatch, or that of Dan McKay (IN2 Racing) following a remarkable drive through the field in the spare car after dramas in race one.

In Pro-Am2, the experienced Tautvydas Barstys (Juta Racing) and newcomer Mark Radcliffe (Intersport Racing) head the category form book for Silverstone after sharing the winners’ trophies at Brands Hatch.

Joining the fastest single marque GT racing championship in the UK at Silverstone will be three further Pro-Am2 competitors. Brookspeed are returning, while Adrian Barwick (Team Parker Racing) and Salih Yoluc (IN2 Racing) both have experience in longer distance racing and join the Cup for the first time.

The privileged position the Porsche Carrera Cup GB occupies at Silverstone alongside the WEC, the pinnacle of endurance racing, reinforces the strong ties between the national and global levels of the Porsche Motorsport pyramid.

The Porsche Motorsport pyramid represents a career pathway for aspiring professional race drivers. With a broad base underpinned by amateur racing, the Porsche infrastructure can support drivers to move up from Porsche Sport Driving School and Club Sport events and into national Carrera Cup Championships with the 911 GT3 Cup. 2016 Porsche Carrera Cup GB competitor John McCullagh took this path to the Pro-Am2 title in 2015 and has already won in the Pro-Am1 category this year.

Drivers can then progress to the international Porsche Supercup, also with the 911 GT3 Cup. Porsche Carrera Cup GB race-winner and 2015 front-runner Paul Rees will begin his first season in the Supercup this year after taking the next step in his career with Porsche.

The next stage is GT racing with the 911 GT3 R and RSR. Eight-time Carrera Cup GB race-winner Ben Barker will be racing a 911 RSR at Silverstone alongside the pinnacle, the 919 Hybrid in the top prototype LMP1 category, in the World Endurance Championship.

Key information
Race one: 16 April, 12.55 to 13.40 (45 minutes), rolling start
Race two: 17 April, 09.10 to 09.40 (30 minutes), standing start

Motors TV will broadcast round three of the Porsche Carrera Cup GB at 18.45 on Saturday 16 April and round four live at 09.10 on Sunday 17 April.

Timetable

Friday 15th April

Time                   
Activity                                                                   Championship                                                                  
Laps        
09:00 - 10:30 Free Practice ELMS  
10:45 - 11:15 Free Practice Porsche Carrera Cup Great Britain  
11:15 - 12:15 Track Break

 
11:55 - 12:05 Tourist Trophy

 
12:15 - 13:45 Free Practice WEC  
14:00 - 14:30 Free Practice Porsche Carrera Cup Great Britain  
14:45 - 16:15 Free Practice ELMS  
16:30 - 18:00 Free Practice WEC
 

 

Saturday 16th April

Time                   
Activity                                                                   Championship                                                                  
Laps       
09:00 - 10:00 Free Practice WEC
 
10:10 - 10:40 Qualifying Porsche Carrera Cup Great Britain  30 mins
10:50 - 11:00 Qualifying - LMGTE ELMS
 
11:10 - 11:20 Qualifying - LMP3
ELMS  
11:30 - 11:40
Qualifying - LMP2 ELMS  
11:50 - 12.10
Qualifying - LMGTE Pro & Am
WEC  
12:20 - 12:40 Qualifying - LMP1 & LMP2
WEC  
12:50 - 13:35 Pit Lane Walkabout / Autograph Session ELMS  
12:55 - 13:40
Race Porsche Carrera Cup Great Britain 45 mins
13:55
Pit Lane Opens ELMS
 
14:00 Pit Lane Closes ELMS  
14:00 - 14:20 Lunch Break
 
14:05
Grid walk ELMS
14:20
Grid walk ends ELMS
14:30 - 18:30
Race ELMS 4 hrs
15:30 - 16:30
Pit Lane Walkabout / Autograph Session WEC

18:45
Press Conference ELMS
 

 

Sunday 17th April

Time                  
Activity                                                                  
Championship                                                                   
Laps      
09:10 - 09:40
Race Porsche Carrera Cup Great Britain 30 mins
09:45 - 10:45
Pit Lane Walkabout / Autograph Session WEC

10:55 Pit Lane Opens WEC

11:05 Pit Lane Closes
WEC

11:10
Grid walk
WEC

11:40 Grid walk ends
WEC
 
12:00 - 18:00
Race - Silverstone 6 hours WEC
6 hr + FL
18:15
Press conference
WEC
14

 

Cammish leads the way as Porsche Carrera Cup GB steps onto the world stage

Media release: 1st April 2016

 

Source: Porsche Cars GB

 

Defending Champion Dan Cammish (Redline Racing) lit up the time sheets in the second practice session to post the fastest time of a rain-affected first day as the Porsche Carrera Cup GB lined up alongside the World Endurance Championship.

Tyres were the early focus as rain and cold temperatures made the first practice session on Silverstone’s legendary 3.66 mile Grand Prix challenging. Teams opted to run the session on the Michelin wet tyre, new for 2016 and still a largely unknown quantity due to limited wet running in pre-season testing.

Despite this, there was no lack of commitment from any of the competitors through the demanding Maggots and Becketts complex on the first lap. Dino Zamparelli (GT Marques) tiptoed around in the slippery conditions to finish just 0.028s ahead of Dan Cammish, a remarkably slender margin for an 18 corner lap. Rounding out the top three was Porsche 2016/17 Scholar Charlie Eastwood (Redline Racing), impressing on his wet-weather debut with a time just 0.344s adrift of Zamparelli.

Leading the Pro-Am1 charge was Euan McKay (IN2 Racing) with an impressive time that saw him in the mix with the Pro category drivers, while Tautvydas Barstys (Juta Racing) ended the session with a clear advantage in Pro-Am2.

Strong winds and a 90-minute practice session for the WEC teams, which saw the Porsche 919 Hybrids first and second, dried the track sufficiently for all but six of the 26 drivers to opt for slicks. Choosing to start on wets were the cars of IN2 Racing, Brookspeed, Asset Advantage Racing and The Car Loan Centre, the four teams opting to sacrifice some track time for an opportunity to practise tyre changes ahead of what may prove to be changeable conditions in race one.

On an almost dry track, Zamparelli set the early pace, forming part of a well-spaced train that included Cammish, Tom Sharp (IDL Racing) and Charlie Eastwood. The quartet traded purple sectors (fastest times overall), but Cammish managed to find the most grip from his tyres to post an unbeatable 2:06.954.

Cammish commented: “The track was dry, but the time wasn’t quite there due to the temperature. We had a good session, swapping to newer tyres half way through which gave us a little more time. Considering the length of the circuit, it’s very close.”

Also settling into the conditions very quickly was Charlie Eastwood, improving to second with a consistent set of laps and finishing 0.213s shy of the flying Cammish. Posting an impressive lap time to jump into the top three was Jonas Gelzinis (Juta Racing).

Pro-Am1 was again headed by a McKay, this time Dan leading the IN2 Racing squad with a time that would have been worthy of the Pro category. Brother Euan was not far behind, just pushing Sean Hudspeth (Parr Motorsport) into third place after a lap that had seen the Singaporean driver inside the top six overall at one stage. Once again Tautvydas Barstys had a firm grip on Pro-Am2 from John McCullagh (Redline Racing) who was rapidly getting into his stride.

Following the track action, the Porsche Carrera Cup GB race centre welcomed Dr. Frank-Steffen Walliser, Head of Porsche Motorsport, and Porsche drivers Neel Jani and Marc Lieb, pilots of the Porsche 919 Hybrid in the LMP1 category of the WEC. Listening to Dr. Walliser and the two drivers discuss the Porsche Motorsport pyramid, of which the Carrera Cup is a key component, and the LMP1 programme presented a rare opportunity for the Carrera Cup GB drivers, further underlining the importance of the weekend’s racing.

With weather conditions set to be changeable heading into Saturday, tyre strategy will play a key role in what will be a difficult qualifying session and race to predict. Qualifying is at 10.10 GMT, with race one following at 12.55 GMT. Coverage of round three of the Porsche Carrera Cup GB will be shown by Motors TV at 18.45.

Free Practice One Times

Media release: 15th Apri 2016

 

Source: TSL Timing

 

Pos.     Class          Driver                               Nat.       
Entry                                      
Time           
Gap        
1
Pro Dino Zamparelli
GBR
GT Marques
2:21.904 -
2 Pro Dan Cammish
GBR Redline Racing 2:21.932 0.028
3 Pro Charlie Eastwood
GBR Redline Racing 2:22.248 0.344
4 Pro Jonas Gelzinis
LTU
Juta Racing 2:22.694 0.790
5 Pro Lewis Plato
GBR Team Redline
2:23.007 1.103
6 Pro Tom Oliphant
GBR Team Redline 2:23.086 1.182
7 Pro Stephen Jelley
GBR Team Parker Racing
2:23.100 1.196
8 Pro Tom Sharp
GBR IDL Racing
2:23.228 1.324
9 ProAm1 Euan McKay
GBR In2 Racing
2:24.268 2.364
10 Pro Alessandro Latif
GBR GT Marques 2:24.706 2.802
11 ProAm1 Justin Sherwood
GBR Team Parker Racing 2:26.416 4.512
12 ProAm1 John McCullagh
GBR Redline Racing 2:27.025 5.121
13
ProAm1 Dan McKay
GBR In2 Racing 2:27.444 5.540
14 ProAm2 Tautvydas Barstys
LTU
Juta Racing
2:27.482 5.578
15 ProAm2 Iain Dockerill
GBR Asset Advantage Racing
2:28.258 6.354
16 ProAm2 Graeme Mundy
GBR Graeme Mundy
2:28.752 6.848
17 ProAm1 Sean Hudspeth
SIN
Parr Motorsport 2:28.871 6.967
18  ProAm2 Peter Parsons
GBR The Car Loan Centre
2:29.179 7.275
19 ProAm2 Barrie Baxter
GBR Redline Racing
2:29.440 7.536
20 ProAm2 Mark Radcliffe
GBR Intersport
2:29.451 7.547
21 ProAm2 Adrian Barwick
GBR Team Parker Racing 2:29.823 7.919
22 ProAm2 Rupert Martin
GBR Team Parker Racing 2:29.911 8.007
23 ProAm2 Salih Yoluc
TUR In2 Racing 2:30.224 8.320
24
ProAm2 Peter Kyle-Henney
GBR Parr Motorsport
2:30.912 9.008
25 ProAm2 Shamus Jennings GBR G-Cat Racing 2:30.968 9.064
26 ProAm1 Peter Jennings GBR G-Cat Racing 2:31.015 9.111

 

Free Practice Two Times

Media release: 15th April 2016

 

Source: TSL Timing

 

Pos.     Class          Driver                               Nat.       
Entry                                      
Time           
Gap        
1
Pro
Dan Cammish
GBR
Redline Racing
2:06.954 -
2 Pro Charlie Eastwood
GBR Redline Racing 2:07.167 0.213
3 Pro Jonas Gelzinis
LTU
Juta Racing
2:07.692 0.738
4 Pro Dino Zamparelli
GBR GT Marques 2:07.943 0.989
5 Pro
Tom Sharp
GBR IDL Racing
2:08.053 1.099
6 Pro
Tom Oliphant
GBR Team Redline
2:08.092 1.138
7 Pro Lewis Plato
GBR Team Redline 2:08.295 1.341
8 Pro Stephen Jelley
GBR Team Parker Racing
2:08.633 1.679
9 ProAm1 Dan McKay
GBR In2 Racing
2:08.815 1.861
10 Pro Alessandro Latif
GBR GT Marques
2:09.056 2.102
11 ProAm1
Euan McKay
GBR In2 Racing 2:09.195 2.241
12 ProAm1 Sean Hudspeth
GBR Parr Motorsport 2:09.298 2.344
13
ProAm2 Tautvydas Barstys
LTU
Juta Racing 2:10.939 3.985
14 ProAm1 Justin Sherwood
GBR Team Parker Racing 2:10.987 4.033
15 ProAm1 John McCullagh
GBR Redline Racing 2:11.354 4.400
16 ProAm2 Salih Yoluk
TUR
In2 Racing 2:11.989 5.035
17 ProAm1 Peter Jennings
GBR G-Cat Racing 2:12.239 5.285
18 ProAm2 Peter Kyle-Henney
GBR Parr Motorsport
2:13.011 6.057
19 ProAm2 Iain Dockerill
GBR Asset Advantage Racing
2:13.791 6.837
20 ProAm2 Adrian Barwick
GBR Team Parker Racing 2:14.276 7.322
21 ProAm2 Barrie Baxter
GBR Redline Racing 2:14.613 7.659
22 ProAm2 Rupert Martin
GBR Team Parker Racing 2:14.802 7.848
23 ProAm2 Mark Radcliffe
GBR Intersport
2:15.086 8.132
24
ProAm2 Shamus Jennings
GBR G-Cat Racing
2:15.651 8.697
25 ProAm2 Peter Parsons
GBR The Car Loan Centre
2:16.027 9.073
26 ProAm2 Graeme Mundy
GBR Graeme Mundy 2:16.093 9.139

Qualifying cancelled due to poor weather

Media release: 16th April 2016

 

Source: Porsche Cars GB

 

Qualifying was cancelled due to poor weather conditions. The grid for ace one of th weekend will be determined by the championship positions.

Grid - Race One

Media release: 16th April 2016

 

Source: TSL Timing

 

Pos.     Class          Driver                               Nat.       
Entry                                      
Time           
Gap        
1
Pro
Dan Cammish

Redline Racing No Time Set

2 Pro Dino Zamaprelli

GT Marques
No Time Set
3 Pro Tom Sharp

IDL Racing
No Time Set
4 Pro Stephn Jelley

Team Parker Racing No Time Set
5 Pro Tom Oliphant

Team Redline
No Time Set
6 Pro Charlie Eastwood

Redline Racing
No Time Set
7 Pro Ignas Gelzinis

Juta Racing No Time Set
8 Pro Lewis Plato

Team Redline No Time Set
9 ProAm1 Justin Sherwood

Team Parker Racing
No Time Set
10 ProAm1 Euan McKay

In2 Racing No Time Set
11 ProAm1 John McCullagh

Redline Racing No Time Set
12 ProAm1 Sean Hudspeth

Parr Motorsport
No Time Set
13
ProAm1 Daniel McKay

In2 Racing No Time Set
14 ProAm2 Tautvydas Barstys

Juta Racing
No Time Set
15 Pro Alessandro Latif

GT Marques No Time Set
16 ProAm1 Peter Jennings

G-Cat Racing No Time Set
17 ProAm2 Peter Kyle-Henney

Parr Motorsport No Time Set
18  ProAm2 Iain Dockerill

Asset Advantage Racing
No Time Set
19 ProAm2 Peter Parsons

The Car Loan Centre
No Time Set
20 ProAm2 Mark Radcliffe

Intersport
No Time Set
21 ProAm2 Shamus Jennings

G-Cat Racing
No Time Set
22 ProAm2 Barrie Baxter

Redline Racing No Time Set
23 ProAm2 Rupert Martin

Team Parker Racing No Time Set
24
ProAm2 Graeme Mundy

Graeme Mundy No Time Set
25 ProAm2 Adrian Barwick   Team Parker Racing No Time Set  
26 ProAm2 Salih Yoluk   In2 Racing No Time Set  

Cammish masters the conditions to win an action-packed round three of the Porsche Carrera Cup GB

Media release: 16th April 2016

 

Source: Porsche Cars GB

 

Changeable weather and a mix of tyre strategies made for 2016’s most dramatic Porsche Carrera Cup GB race yet. Dan Cammish (Redline Racing) emerged from unpredictable and non-stop action the winner, producing the masterful performance of a reigning Champion in front of Silverstone’s international audience.

Cammish said of his race: “The majority of the team went with slicks, and we made the right choice. The race was tricky right to the end as passing backmarkers was tough with it still being so slippery off line and I lost some time in the final stages at Copse. I’m really happy with the result.”

After April showers took a turn for the worse, a surprising and increasingly heavy fall of snow forced officials to abandon the Porsche Carrera Cup GB qualifying session. In such circumstances, Regulation 30.2 of the sporting regulations dictates that the grid be formed in Championship order. Where drivers are tied on points, the driver with the best result in the previous round will take priority.

Following his win in round two, Dan Cammish (Redline Racing) led the grid away on the formation lap from Dino Zamparelli (GT Marques) and Tom Sharp (IDL Racing). This left Porsche Scholar and leading Rookie Charlie Eastwood (Redline Racing) out of position in sixth after claiming third and second places in the two free practice sessions on Friday. Justin Sherwood (Team Parker Racing) headed the Pro-Am1 category in 9th overall and Tautvydas Barstys (Juta Racing) the Pro-Am2 category in 16th overall.

Track conditions had improved by the start of the race, although not enough to make tyre choice easy. This was evidenced by an almost 50 / 50 split between those starting the green flag lap on wet or slick tyres. Amongst those in the Pro category, only Tom Sharp (IDL Racing), Stephen Jelley (Team Parker Racing) and Alessandro Latif (GT Marques) started on wets. Sharp and Jelley immediately regretted their decision and started from the pit lane having changed to slicks.

Cammish led the field away for the rolling start, finding enough grip to lead by over three seconds at the end of the first lap. Behind him the action was beginning to unfold, Rookie Charlie Eastwood (Redline Racing) belying his experience by storming from sixth to second, displacing the sliding Dino Zamparelli (GT Marques).

Leading the runners on wets was Alessandro Latif, maximising the early tyre advantage to reach fifth before the circuit dried sufficiently to cause the softer, treaded wet tyres to overheat. As track conditions changed, lap times begin to tumble and Zamparelli passed Eastwood to set after Cammish. The two exchanged fastest laps, but Zamparelli could do more than keep defending Champion Cammish honest, finishing six seconds behind: “It was a tricky race, but we made the right call on slicks. Dan made a great start and I made a couple of errors on lap one which let Charlie through. I managed to pass him back, but when I was chasing Dan made a mistake at Turn One and that lost my momentum. Second is still not a bad place to be.”

Maintaining a solid third place was Charlie Eastwood: “It was a hard race, really slippery at the start. Our pace was good, but as the track got quicker the wet runners made things more slippery again as they went off line to find water to cool their tyres. In the later stages I felt a vibration from the rear tyre so decided to be cautious, but it’s great to have my first podium.”

A battle between Tom Oliphant (Team Redline), recovering after an early spin, and team-mate Lewis Plato provided the late Pro category action, with Oliphant emerging ahead. Sharp came back through the field to pass Latif five minutes before the chequered flag, vindicating his decision to switch to slicks, while Jonas Gelzinis (Juta Racing) kept out of trouble to end the race a fine fourth.

A delighted Euan McKay (IN2 Racing) held off brother Dan (IN2 Racing) to take the spoils in Pro-Am1: “The team got our tyre choice spot on, but the first few laps on slicks were treacherous. I just had to focus on keeping it on the black stuff. There was lots of action as we caught up those on wets who’d gained a big initial advantage, but the race came to us and I’m delighted with the win.”

In Pro-Am2, Tautvydas Barstys (Juta Racing) headed the category with a superb performance, finishing over a lap ahead of Barrie Baxter (Redline Racing) after the Guernsey-based driver surged through the field in the closing minutes.

Despite the challenging conditions, the Porsche Carrera Cup GB proved itself capable of delivering a world-class level of motorsport. At a podium ceremony in front of the series Race Centre, trophies and champagne were presented by Dr. Walliser, Head of Porsche Motorsport, shortly after the Porsche LMP1 team had completed the World Endurance Championship qualifying session.

Round four of the Porsche Carrera Cup GB will take place on Sunday 17 April at 09.10, with live coverage on Motors TV from 09.00. The grid will be determined by Championship position (below) following round three.

Race One Results

Media release: 16th April 2016

 

Source: TSL Timing

 

Pos.     Class          Driver                               Nat.       
Entry                                      
Time           
Gap        
1
Pro
Dan Cammish GBR
Redline Racing
46:23.382 -
2 Pro Dino Zamparelli
GBR GT Marques
46:29.589 6.207
3 Pro Charlie Eastwood
GBR Redline Racing 46:51.159 27.777
4 Pro Jonas Gelzinis
LTU
Juta Racing 47:19.827 56.445
5 Pro Tom Oliphant
GBR Team Redline
47:28.496 1:05.114
6 Pro Lewis Plato
GBR Team Redline 47:34.276 1:10.894
7 Pro Tom Sharp
GBR IDL Racing
47:35.473 1:12.091
8 Pro Stephen Jelley
GBR Team Parker Racing 47:58.726 1:35.344
9 ProAm1 Euan McKay
GBR In2 Racing 48:18.568 1:55.186
10 ProAm1 Dan McKay
GBR In2 Racing 48:30.635 2:07.253
11 ProAm1 Sean Hudspeth
GBR Parr Motorsport 46:55.336 1 Lap
12 ProAm1 Justin Sherwood
GBR Team Parker Racing 47:07.086 1 Lap
13
ProAm2 Tautvydas Barstys
LTU
Juta Racing
47:32.244 1 Lap
14 ProAm1 John McCullagh
GBR Redline Racing 48:06.605 1 Lap
15 Pro Alessandro Latif
GBR GT Marques 48:26.557 1 Lap
16 ProAm1 Peter Jennings
GBR G-Cat Racing 48:45.045 1 Lap
17 ProAm2 Barrie Baxter
GBR Redline Racing
46:38.299 2 Laps
18  ProAm2 Graeme Mundy
GBR Graeme Mundy 46:39.549 2 Laps
19 ProAm2 Mark Radcliffe
GBR Intersport
46:43.881 2 Laps
20 ProAm2 Shamus Jennings
GBR G-Cat Racing
46:59.735 2 Laps
21 ProAm2 Adrian Barwick
GBR Team Parker Racing
47:13.996 2 Laps
22 ProAm2 Peter Kyle-Henney
GBR Parr Motorsport
47:14.306 2 Laps
23 ProAm2 Iain Dockerill
GBR Asset Advantage Racing
47:19.178 2 Laps
24
ProAm2 Rupert Martin
GBR Team Parker Racing 47:19.514 2 Laps
25 ProAm2 Peter Parsons  GBR The Car Loan Centre 47:32.010 2 Laps
26 ProAm2 Salih Yoluk  TUR In2 Racing
 

 

Fastest Lap


Pro - Dan Cammish (Redline Racing) - 2:08.429

 

ProAm1 - Dan McKay (In2 Racing) - 2:10.190

 

ProAm2 - Tautvydas Barstys (Juta Racing) - 2:15.554

 

Grid - Race Two

 

Media release: 16th April 2016

 

Source: TSL Timing

 

Pos.     Class          Driver                               Nat.       
Entry                                      
Time               
Gap        
1
Pro
Dan Cammish GBR
Redline Racing
No Time Set
2 Pro Dino Zamparelli
GBR GT Marques
No Time Set
3 Pro Charlie Eastwood
GBR Redline Racing No Time Set
4 Pro Tom Oliphant
GBR Team Redline
No Time Set
5 Pro Tom Sharp
GBR IDL Racing
No Time Set
6 Pro Stephen Jelley
GBR Team Parker Racing
No Time Set
7 Pro Jonas Gelzinis
LTU
Juta Racing No Time Set
8 Pro Lewis Plato
GBR Team Redline No Time Set
9 ProAm1 Euan McKay
GBR In2 Racing
No Time Set
10 ProAm1 Justin Sherwood
GBR Team Parker Racing No Time Set
11 ProAm1 Sean Hudspeth
GBR Parr Motorsport
No Time Set
12 ProAm1 Dan McKay
GBR In2 Racing No Time Set
13
ProAm1 John McCullagh
GBR Redline Racing No Time Set
14 ProAm2 Tautvydas Barstys
LTU
Juta Racing
No Time Set
15 Pro Alessandro Latif
GBR GT Marques No Time Set
16 ProAm1 Peter Jennings
GBR G-Cat Racing
No Time Set
17 ProAm2 Peter Kyle-Henney
GBR Parr Motorsport No Time Set
18  ProAm2 Iain Dockerill
GBR Asset Advantage Racing
No Time Set
19 ProAm2 Barrie Baxter
GBR Redline Racing No Time Set
20 ProAm2 Graeme Mundy
GBR Graeme Mundy No Time Set
21 ProAm2 Mark Radcliffe
GBR Intersport
No Time Set
22 ProAm2 Shamus Jennings
GBR G-Cat Racing No Time Set
23 ProAm2 Adrian Barwick
GBR Team Parker Racing No Time Set
24
ProAm2 Rupert Martin
GBR Team Parker Racing No Time Set
25 ProAm2 Peter Parsons  GBR  The Car Loan Centre
No Time Set  
26 ProAm2 Salih Yoluc
 TUR In2 Racing
No Time Set  

Cammish holds off Zamparelli for his second win of the weekend

Media release: 17th April 2016

 

Source: Porsche Cars GB

 

Despite a late race charge that saw Dino Zamparelli (GT Marques) take the fastest lap of the race, Dan Cammish (Redline Racing) took his first double victory of 2016 with a win in round four by just 0.6 seconds. The rivalry between the pair saw them push each other clear of the chasing pack, while further battles throughout the field provided some superb motorsport action to compliment Porsche’s presence at the World Endurance Championship.

Clear and sunny conditions were a stark contrast to the snow-affected round three as the 26 car grid, determined by championship position, lined up for round four. Track temperature of just four degrees made little difference to Cammish, who led the field away from the standing start in determined fashion: “Our car was strong in race one, but race two was probably even tougher as every lap was a qualifying lap. We made some changes to the car which may help us long term, but which might not have been the best way to go here at Silverstone.

“They made the car harder to drive in the second part of the race, but Dino was only really able to catch me on the last corner. I was really happy with how I managed my pace, I didn’t overdrive and kept my head.”

Zamparelli’s charge was not without its challenges, albeit of a different kind: “I was struggling with my belts and was in a lot of pain, particularly through Luffield in the early laps. I definitely lost some time and focus loosening them, then managed to get back into a rhythm. I got the fastest lap and had a really enjoyable race. Dan drove so well, but for us it was the first race on a long circuit where we have been really close to Dan. The car was great, and we needed this race as a platform to build on for the next rounds at Oulton Park.”

Also making good progress was Porsche 2016/17 Scholar and leading Rookie Charlie Eastwood (Redline Racing), stepping onto the podium once again in just his fourth Porsche Carrera Cup GB race: “We had a good weekend and moved much closer with a double podium. We were unlucky that the weather ruled out a qualifying session, but I’m happy with our results. It’s a steep learning curve, I need to squeeze out as much time as I can all the time, but that comes with experience and learning all the circuits. I’m giving it my all and the main focus at the moment will be qualifying.”

Another captivating battle behind the lead trio involved Stephen Jelly (Team Parker Racing), Tom Sharp (IDL Racing) and Tom Oliphant (Team Redline). After swapping places several times in the closing laps, the group ended up headed by Sharp after Oliphant picked up a 0.5 second penalty for passing off the circuit at Stowe.

The Pro-Am1 category also produced its fair share of action after a fist lap incident saw Euan McKay (IN2 Racing), Dan McKay (IN2 Racing) and Justin Sherwood (Team Parker Racing) out of the running.

A flying Sean Hudspeth (Parr Motorsport) fought his way into second, but John McCullagh (Redline Racing) made the most of the opportunity following his own first lap problems in the previous race to win the category: “Two wins from four races was not what I expected when I moved into Pro-Am1 for 2016. My plan has been to keep out of trouble and be there at the end of the race. A mistake in race one when I spun early on in the damp conditions meant I was focused on race two. I’m thrilled to be on the top step of the podium.”

Pro-Am2 leader Tautvydas Barstys (Juta Racing) was also caught in the first lap incident, leaving Graeme Mundy (Brookspeed) to fend off a hard-charging Mark Radcliffe (Intersport Racing) for the category win in his first race of 2016: “Both races were pretty busy, but very enjoyable. For me, it was the first time on slick tyres as the weather had been so bad earlier in the weekend. I kept out of trouble on the first lap and a couple of laps later the tyres came to me. I wasn’t sure where I was in Pro-Am2, so I just focused on my race and am delighted to win.”

For his efforts in both races, Radcliffe picked up the Driver of the Weekend award, while the Team of the Weekend award went to Redline Racing.

The Porsche family was equally well represented off the track, with the Porsche Club Great Britain turning out in strength. Over 300 cars attended in an overwhelming show of support for the Porsche Carrera Cup GB, European Le Mans Series and WEC Porsche teams, while the on-site Porsche Experience Centre provided an exclusive haven for Porsche customers.

Ahead of the next two rounds at Oulton Park on 4 and 5 June, Cammish and Zamparelli will both be focused on analysing this weekend and their performances as their duel intensifies. A world-class showing throughout the grid at Silverstone suggests Oulton Park will be another enthralling chapter of the 2016 Porsche Carrera Cup GB.

Race Two Results

Media release: 17th April 2016

 

Source: TSL Timing

 

Pos.     Class          Driver                               Nat.       
Entry                                      
Time           
Gap        
1
Pro
Dan Cammish
GBR
Redline Racing 31:45.210 -
2 Pro Dino Zamparelli
GBR GT Marques 31:45.836 0.626
3 Pro Charlie Eastwood
GBR Redline Racing 32:00.175 14.965
4 Pro Tom Oliphant
GBR Team Redline
32:07.114 21.904
5 Pro Tom Sharp
GBR IDL Racing
32:07.419 22.209
6 Pro Stephen Jelley
GBR Team Parker Racing 32:07.625 22.415
7 Pro Lewis Plato
GBR Team Redline 32:08.256 23.046
8 Pro Jonas Gelzinis
LTU
Juta Racing 32:08.724 23.514
9 Pro Alessandro Latif
GBR GT Marques
32:40.129 54.919
10 ProAm1 John McCullagh
GBR Redline Racing 32:51.341 1:06.131
11 ProAm1 Sean Hudspeth
SIN
Parr Motorsport 33:04.971 1:19.761
12 ProAm2 Graeme Mundy
GBR Graeme Mundy 33:32.721 1:47.511
13
ProAm1 Peter Jennings
GBR G-Cat Racing
33:33.689 1:48.479
14 ProAm2 Mark Radcliffe
GBR Intersport
33:34.571 1:49.361
15 ProAm2 Iain Dockerill
GBR Asset Advantage Racing
33:34.988 1:49.778
16 ProAm2 Shamus Jennings
GBR G-Cat Racing 33:49.838 2:04.628
17 ProAm2 Adrian Barwick
GBR Team Parker Racing 33:50.403 2:05.193
18  ProAm2 Barrie Baxter
GBR Redline Racing
33:50.432 2:05.222
19 ProAm2 Peter Kyle-Henney
GBR Parr Motorsport
33:53.367 2:08.157
20 ProAm2 Rupert Martin
GBR Team Parker Racing 32:11.132 1 Lap
21 ProAm2 Salih Yoluc
TUR
In2 Racing 32:14.837 1 Lap
22 ProAm2 Peter Parsons
GBR The Car Loan Centre
9:09.698 11 Laps
23 ProAm1 Justin Sherwood
GBR Team Parker Racing
DNF
-
24
ProAm2 Tautvyds Barstys
LTU
Juta Racing
DNF
-
25 ProAm1 Euan McKay
GBR In2 Racing DNF -
26 ProAm1 Dan McKay
GBR In2 Racing
DNF -

 

Fastest Lap


Pro - Dino Zamparelli (GT Marques) - 2:05.900

 

ProAm1 - Sean Hudspeth (Parr Motorsport) - 2:09.258

 

ProAm2 - Salih Yoluc (In2 Racing) - 2:11.25