Wild cards aplenty as championship duel enters second half

Media release: July 18th 2016

 

Source: Porsche Cars GB

 

Dan Cammish (Redline Racing) maintains a slender advantage to lead the fastest single marque GT racing championship in the UK as it heads into the second half of the season for rounds nine and ten at Snetterton. The strongest weekend yet for Dino Zamparelli (GT Marques) last time out at Croft and a guest appearance for several of the top contenders at Silverstone’s round of the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup suggest that the remainder of the season is anything but decided.

After seeing his championship challenge dented by a perfect weekend for Cammish at Oulton Park, Zamparelli responded at Croft with a perfect weekend of his own. Taking a pair of pole positions, the Bristol-based driver’s first in the championship, Zamparelli converted them into two race wins and fastest laps.

The close-fought nature of the contest between the two protagonists goes beyond the three points separating them in the championship. While Cammish can claim the advantage in race wins – five to three – Zamparelli has the edge on race pace, with five fastest laps to his credit compared to Cammish’s three. Over a single qualifying lap the balance shifts back to the reigning champion, six pole positions to Zamparelli’s two.

As the pressure mounts on the duelling duo, neither able to afford a single mistake, the chasing pack are closing in. Former race winner Stephen Jelley (Team Parker Racing) enters the second half of the season as the third-placed driver. The Porsche Carrera Cup GB veteran looks overdue to get onto the top step of the podium for the first time since 2011, having come so close once already in 2016.

A guest entry for the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup in support of the British Grand Prix at Silverstone saw seven 2016 Porsche Carrera Cup GB drivers take on the best in the world. Leading the charge was Tom Sharp (IDL Racing), the 2015 Rookie champion challenging for a podium finish during a rain-affected thriller in front of over 100,000 spectators. Adding to the drama were the performances of Tom Oliphant (Team Redline) and Charlie Eastwood (Redline Racing), who showed exceptional pace and racecraft as they recovered from a compromised qualifying session with storming drives through the talented field.

Hot on the heels of the Pro category are the Pro-Am1 contenders, who arrive at Snetterton with Euan McKay (IN2 Racing) holding the advantage. The Rookie driver carries the momentum of four consecutive Pro-Am1 category wins, but both reigning Pro-Am2 champion John McCullagh (Redline Racing) and newcomer Sean Hudspeth (Parr Motorsport) will be pushing hard to close the gap.

Just one point separates the chasing pair in their championship battle and consistency looks to be key, with only McCullagh having finished every round from those attending at Snetterton. Dan McKay (IN2 Racing) could be another to take the fight to brother Euan, with whom he shares the same number of fastest laps, if he can convert his speed and overtaking ability into a consistent performance across every session.

A wild card for the category will be G-Cat Racing’s Greg Caton. The multiple race-winning historic racer and G-Cat Racing team manager will be replacing the team’s absent Peter Jennings for both rounds at Snetterton.

Pro-Am2 looks poised for another close weekend as just one point separates the top two with eight rounds gone. Impressing in his first season, Mark Radcliffe (Intersport Racing) gained invaluable experience from his time with the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup at Silverstone and will be making the most of this as he resumes his contest with Tautvydas Barstys (Juta Racing) and Peter Kyle-Henney (Parr Motorsport).

All three have been category winners in 2016, but after a season away Kyle-Henney won at Croft and will be looking for further progress up the rankings. Rejoining after missing rounds seven and eight will be fast newcomer Adrian Barwick (Team Parker Racing), already a podium visitor and keen for more.

In 2015 Cammish was the form driver at Snetterton, but the form for this season’s visit to the Norfolk circuit is much harder to read. In its first half, the 2016 championship has seen close lap times and even closer racing, with Cammish, Zamparelli and Jelley using their experience to good effect. As the chasing pack, led by Porsche GB 2016/2017 Scholar Charlie Eastwood, begins to find its rhythm, the established order could change in a fraction of a second. Looking the most likely contender to do this at Snetterton is undoubtedly Tom Sharp, his strong Supercup performance boosting confidence ahead of a return to a circuit where he finished second to Cammish last year.

Rounds nine and ten will take place on Sunday 31 July at 09.15 and 15.25 respectively, with live coverage on ITV4.

Timetable

Friday 29th July

Time                   
Activity                                                                   Championship                                                                  
Laps        
09:00 - 09:45 Free Practice Formula 4 Championship  
09:50 - 10:35 Free Practice Michelin Ginetta GT4 Supercup  
10:40 - 11:25 Free Practice Porsche Carrera Cup Great Britain  
11:30 - 12:15 Free Practice Ginetta Junior Championship  
12:20 - 12:50 Free Practice Renault UK Clio Cup  
12:50 - 13:40 Lunch Break
 
13:40 - 14:25 Free Practice Formula 4 Championship  
14:30 - 15:15 Free Practice Michelin Ginetta GT4 Supercup  
15:20 - 16:05
Free Practice Porsche Carrera Cup Great Britain  
16:10 - 16:40
Free Practice Ginetta Junior Championship  
16:45 - 17:30 Free Practice Renault UK Clio Cup  

 

Saturday 30th July

Time                   
Activity                                                                   Championship                                                                  
Laps       
09:00 - 09:20 Qualifying Formula 4 Championship  
09:30 - 10:10 Free Practice Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship  
10:30 - 10:45 Free Practice Ginetta Junior Championship  
10:55 - 11:15 Qualifying Michelin Ginetta GT4 Supercup  
11:25 - 11.55
Qualifying Renault UK Clio Cup  
12:05 - 12:45 Free Practice Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship  
12:45 - 13:25
Lunch Break
 
13:25 - 13:40
Qualifying Ginetta Junior Championship
13:55
Race Formula 4 Championship 20 mins
14:30 - 15:00
Qualifying Porsche Carrera Cup Great Britain
15:10
Race Michelin Ginetta GT4 Supercup 7
15:50 - 16:20
Qualifying Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship  
16:35 Race Ginetta Junior Championship 7
17:15
Race Formula 4 Championship   20 mins

 

Sunday 31st July

Time                  
Activity                                                                  
Championship                                                                   
Laps      
09:15 Race Porsche Carrera Cup Great Britain 14
09:55 Race Renault UK Clio Cup 10
10:35 Race Michelin Ginetta GT4 Supercup 12
11:20 BTCC Pit Lane Opens

11:32
Race Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship 12
12:15

Ginetta Junior Championship 7
12:50 - 13:50 Lunch Break

13:05 - 13:35 Pit Lane Walkabout / BTCC Autograph Session

13:50
BTCC Pit Lane Opens

14:02
Race Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship 12
14:50
Race Formula 4 Championship 20 mins
15:25 Race Porsche Carrera Cup Great Britain 14
16:10 Race Renault UK Clio Cup 10
16:50 BTCC Pit Lane Opens

17:02 Race Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship 12
17:45 Race Michelin Ginetta GT4 Supercup 12

 

Cammish in charge by a narrow margin heading into qualifying

Media release: 29th July 2016

 

Source: Porsche Cars GB

 

Both Porsche Carrera Cup GB practice sessions were headed by Redline Racing’s Dan Cammish, the reigning champion showing no sign of having lost the edge that saw him take a double victory at Snetterton in 2015.

However, just 0.159 seconds behind was team mate and Porsche GB 2016/2017 Scholar Charlie Eastwood. The leading Rookie made the best of a track that improved throughout the second session to gain on his session one time by over a second and close in on the top spot.

Tom Sharp (IDL Racing) was another significant improver in the second session, going 1.2 seconds faster to take third fastest combined time and another driver who shone at the Norfolk circuit in 2015.

Two impressive performances in the Pro-Am1 category left Euan McKay (IN2 Racing) and Sean Hudspeth (Parr Motorsport) separated by just 0.022 seconds and both inside the top ten overall. Greg Caton (G-Cat Racing) also made an impression after taking to the cockpit for the weekend. Although more familiar in his role as G-Cat Racing team manager, Caton finished fastest in session one and was narrowly eclipsed by Justin Sherwood (Team Parker Racing) in the second session to finish fourth in category.

Finding the biggest gain between sessions was Tautvydas Barstys (Juta Racing), who found over two seconds to head the Pro-Am2 category. Peter Kyle-Henney (Parr Motorsport) looked fast from the outset, maintaining a solid second in the category. Returning after missing rounds seven and eight was Adrian Barwick (Team Parker Racing), although there appeared to be no negative effects as the series newcomer with just four rounds behind him finished the day third in class.

Setting the early pace in Pro-Am2 was a strong performance from Shamus Jennings (G-Cat Racing), which saw the team lead both Pro-Am1 and Pro-Am2 categories as the flag fell in session one.

A new addition to the grid was Mark Cowne (IN2 Racing), the Londoner finding his way in the Pro-Am2 category after driving the ‘Type 991’ GT3 Cup for the first time earlier in the week.

Varying tyre strategies and a mixed weather forecast will make Saturday’s qualifying session even harder to predict, but the current form suggests Cammish and Eastwood will be going head-to-head throughout the 30 minute session as the Rookie looks to topple the champion for his first pole position.

Free Practice One Times

Media release: 29th July 2016

 

Source: TSL Timing

 

Pos.     Class          Driver                               Nat.       
Entry                                      
Time           
Gap        
1
Pro Dan Cammish GBR Redline Racing 1:52.853

2 Pro
Dino Zamparelli GBR
GT Marques 1:53.187
- 0.334
3 Pro
Charlie Eastwood GBR
Redline Racing 1:53.553
- 0.700
4 Pro
Lewis Plato GBR
Team Redline 1:53.577
- 0.724
5 Pro
Tom Oliphant GBR
Team Redline 1:53.721
- 0.868
6 Pro
Tom Sharp GBR
IDL Racing 1:54.094
- 1.241
7 Pro
Stephen Jelley GBR
Team Parker Racing 1:54.105
- 1.252
8 Pro
Jonas Gelzinis LTU Juta Racing 1:54.368
- 1.515
9 Pro
Alessandro Latif GBR
GT Marques 1:54.445
- 1.592
10 Am1 Greg Caton GBR
G-Cat Racing 1:54.540
- 1.687
11 Am1
Sean Hudspeth SIN Parr Motorsport 1:54.942
- 2.089
12 Am1
Dan McKay GBR
IN2 Racing 1:55.337
- 2.484
13
Am1
Euan McKay GBR
IN2 Racing 1:55.506
- 2.653
14 Am1
John Mccullagh GBR
Redline Racing 1:56.041
- 3.188
15 Am2 Thomas Jennings GBR
G-Cat Racing 1:57.147
- 4.294
16 Am2
Peter Kyle-Henney GBR
Parr Motorsport 1:57.186
- 4.333
17 Am2
Tautvydas Barstys LTU
Juta Racing 1:57.329
- 4.476
18 Am1 Justin Sherwood GBR
Team Parker Racing 1:57.499
- 4.646
19 Am2
Adrian Barwick GBR
Team Parker Racing 1:57.529
- 4.676
20 Am2
Mark Radcliffe GBR
Intersport Racing 1:57.939
- 5.086
21 Am2
Iain Dockerill GBR
Asset Advantage Racing 1:57.943
- 5.090
22 Am2
Barrie Baxter GBR
Redline Racing 1:58.062
- 5.209
23 Am2
Rupert Martin GBR
Team Parker Racing 1:58.766
- 5.913
24
Am2
Peter Parsons GBR
The Car Loan Centre 1:59.416
- 6.563
25 Am2  Mark Cowne GBR
 IN2 Racing  2:04.863 - 12.010 

 

Free Practice Two Times

Media release: 29th July 2016

 

Source: TSL Timing

 

Pos.     Class          Driver                               Nat.       
Entry                                      
Time           
Gap        
1
Pro
Dan Cammish
GBR Redline Racing
1:52.379
 -
2 Pro Charlie Eastwood
GBR Redline Racing 1:52.538 - 0.159
3 Pro Tom Sharp
GBR IDL Racing
1:52.887 - 0.508
4 Pro Dino Zamparelli
GBR GT Marques 1:52.916 - 0.537
5 Pro Tom Oliphant
GBR Team Redline 1:53.293 - 0.914
6 Pro Jonas Gelzinis
LTU
Juta Racing 1:53.372 - 0.993
7 Pro Lewis Plato
GBR Team Redline
1:53.409 - 1.030
8 Pro Alessando Latif
GBR GT Marques
1:53.572 - 1.193
9 ProAm1 Euan McKay
GBR In2 Racing 1:53.695 - 1.316
10 ProAm1 Sean Hudspeth
SIN
Parr Motorsport 1:53.717 - 1.338
11 Pro Stephen Jelley
GBR Team Parker Racing 1:53.792 - 1.413
12 ProAm1 Justin Sherwood
GBR Team Parker Racing 1:54.406 - 2.027
13
ProAm1 Dan McKay
GBR In2 Racing 1:54.846 - 2.467
14 ProAm1 Greg Caton
GBR G-Cat Racing 1:54.924 - 2.545
15 ProAm2 Tautvydas Barstys
LTU
Juta Racing
1:55.309 - 2.930
16 ProAm1 John McCullagh
GBR Redline Racing 1:55.385 - 3.006
17 ProAm2 Peter Kyle-Henney
GBR
Parr Motorsport
1:55.605 - 3.226
18  ProAm2 Adrian Barwick
GBR Team Parker Racing 1:56.108 - 3.729
19 ProAm2 Iain Dockerill
GBR Asset Advantage Racing
1:56.526 - 4.147
20 ProAm2 Mark Radcliffe
GBR Intersports
1:56.619 - 4.240
21 ProAm2 Thomas Jennings
GBR G-Cat Racing
1:56.995 - 4.616
22 ProAm2 Barrie Baxter
GBR Redline Racing 1:57.207 - 4.828
23 ProAm2 Rupert Martin
GBR Team Parker Racing 1:57.834 - 5.455
24
ProAm2 Mark Cowne
GBR In2 Racing
2:03.947 - 11.568

Cammish leads an ultra-competitive qualifying session from a flying Eastwood

Media release: 30th July 2016

 

Source: Porsche Cars GB

 

Any threat of rain disappeared as the 25 car grid assembled for qualifying, setting the scene for a straight fight for the fastest time. Emerging at the head of the field was reigning champion Dan Cammish (Redline Racing), securing double pole positions for rounds nine and ten:

“That was a good session and we’ve got a really fast car. I think I got almost everything I could from it and now we’re in the box seats to control these races. It’s tough to constantly perform at a high level, but consistency comes from experience. My team mates are quick and they’ve been pushing me hard, but as the tyres wear it will be harder for them to keep up the pace. I think Charlie will push me all the way though.”

From the outset, the free practice form held with Charlie Eastwood (Redline Racing) providing the biggest threat to Cammish’s bid for his 17th Porsche Carrera Cup GB pole position. Trading hundredths of a second, Cammish stayed out one more lap to turn Eastwood’s 0.028 second advantage into a 0.033 deficit as the field came in to change onto their second set of tyres.

Emerging from the pits with 10 minutes of the session left to run, most runners had just four laps to make the most of their fresh rubber. With every driver making improvements, the final positions came down to some of the smallest margins of 2016. Cammish immediately improved to put himself 0.127 seconds clear of Eastwood, who despite a personal best second sector on his last lap was unable to dislodge Cammish’s grip on the top to claim his first Porsche Carrera Cup GB pole position:

“We went out and were able to set a fast time straight away. We jumped onto the second set of tyres, but everyone goes back out on track at different times and I collided with one of the slower drivers. It was enough to put my tracking out just before my flying lap, so we still have a little time left which is encouraging, but I’m really happy with two second places.

“We made a really good race run in testing, only dropping four tenths by the end of 16 laps. If we can get a run at the start we’re really going to put a challenge on Dan and go for the win.”

Reigning Rookie champion Tom Sharp (IDL Racing) jumped up the time sheets to take third place, dislodging Lewis Plato (Team Redline) who finished fourth, the newcomer matching his best qualifying performance of the season so far. For Sharp, the session was not without its challenges:

“Third is where or whereabouts we were aiming to be, but we’ve been struggling for balance so it’s not ideal to still be making changes going into qualifying. I’m really happy to be third as it’s so easy to be further down the order when it’s so close.

“With a brand new tyre the balance can change very very quickly, so it’s a question of chipping away at the tenths which makes a massive difference. My plan for race day? Go like hell!”

Championship contender Dino Zamparelli (GT Marques) was less than a tenth of a second behind in fifth, the Bristol-based driver remaining optimistic about his race prospects after his second fastest lap put him third on the grid for round ten:

“The first set of tyres was really good, but we didn’t have the balance we wanted on the second set so it was a really messy session. It’s very difficult coming off the back of such a successful weekend and it’s not what we need to win the championship.

“It is what it is, we’ll have to see what we can do. Passing is possible with a little tow along the straight, otherwise it’s relying on a mistake. At least the rolling start is when I’m fifth and I’ll take the standing start third, so I’ll do my best to get the recovery mission on the way.”

One driver with a useful margin was Euan McKay (IN2 Racing), the Rookie driver leading the Pro-Am1 category with a dominant performance that left him less than a second from outright pole position and over half a second ahead of brother Dan (IN2 Racing), with Sean Hudspeth (Parr Motorsport) third in category.

Euan McKay is very clear about his race objectives, however:

“I’m really chuffed with that session, I’m only a few thousandths off seventh and it’s my best performance so far. My plan is to keep my nose clean, points make prizes so I’m looking to hold position. I’m not too interested in moving ahead as the Pros have their own race to run, I just want first in class.”

The Pro-Am2 category saw the closest times of any, with championship leader Tautvydas Barstys (Juta Racing) ahead of Peter Kyle-Henney as the flag fell by 0.046 seconds. The returning Adrian Barwick placed third, although for round ten Mark Radcliffe (Intersport Racing) will start third courtesy of his second fastest time.

A Redline Racing front row for rounds nine and ten looks set to produce an intense battle, with Cammish hoping to extend his championship lead while Eastwood will be wanting his first win. Whatever the outcome, the Porsche GB 2016/2017 Scholar’s patient learning over the first half of the season has translated into a front row performance with the promise of more to come.

At the same time, Redline Racing currently sits on a tally of 98 wins in the Porsche Carrera Cup GB, the team never having missed a round since the championship began in 2003 and the most successful in its history.

Rounds nine and ten take place on Sunday at 09.15 and 15.25, with round ten broadcast live on ITV4.

Grid - Race One

Media release: 30th July 2016

 

Source: TSL Timing

 

Pos.     Class          Driver                               Nat.       
Entry                                      
Time           
Gap        
1
Pro
Dan Cammish
GBR
Redline Racing
1:51.180
-
2 Pro Charlie Eastwood
GBR Redline Racing 1:51.307 - 0.127
3 Pro Tom Sharp
GBR IDL Racing
1:51.436 - 0.256
4 Pro Lewis Plato
GBR Team Redline
1:51.548 - 0.368
5 Pro Dino Zamparelli
GBR GT Marques
1:51.643 - 0.463
6 Pro Tom Oliphant
GBR Team Redline 1:51.695 - 0.515
7 Pro Jonas Gelzinis
LTU
Juta Racing 1:52.007 - 0.827
8 ProAm1 Euan McKay
GBR In2 Racing 1:52.009 - 0.829
9 Pro Alessandro Latif
GBR GT Marques 1:52.233 - 1.053
10 Pro Stephen Jelley
GBR Team Parker Racing 1:52.303 - 1.123
11 ProAm1 Dan McKay
GBR In2 Racing 1:52.666 - 1.486
12 ProAm1 Sean Hudspeth
SIN Parr Motorsport
1:53.057 - 1.877
13
ProAm1 Greg Caton
GBR G-Cat Racing 1:53.167 - 1.987
14 ProAm1 Justin Sherwood
GBR Team Parker Racing 1:53.547 - 2.367
15 ProAm1 John McCullagh
GBR Redline Racing 1:54.502 - 3.322
16 ProAm2 Tautvydas Barstys
LTU
Juta Racing
1:54.565 - 3.385
17 ProAm2 Peter Kyle-Henney
GBR Parr Motorsport 1:54.611 - 3.431
18 ProAm2 Adrian Barwick
GBR Team Parker Racing 1:55.249 - 4.069
19 ProAm2 Iain Dockerill
GBR Asset Advantage Racing
1:55.330 - 4.150
20 ProAm2 Mark Radcliffe
GBR Intersports
1:55.338 - 4.158
21 ProAm2 Thomas Jennings
GBR G-Cat Racing
1:55.354 - 4.174
22 ProAm2 Peter Parsons
GBR The Car Loan Centre
1:55.457 - 4.277
23 ProAm2 Rupert Martin
GBR Team Parker Racing 1:56.678 - 5.498
24
ProAm2 Barrie Baxter
GBR Redline Racing
1:56.749 - 5.569
25 ProAm2 Mark Cowne GBR In2 Racing 2:01.057 - 9.877

Cammish stays in control to extend championship lead

Media release: 31st July 2016

 

Source: Porsche Cars GB

 

The 25 car Porsche Carrera Cup GB grid opened Sunday’s race action at Snetterton for round nine, with Redline Racing team mates Dan Cammish and Charlie Eastwood lining up on the front row for the rolling start. A clean getaway for both drivers saw Cammish maintain the lead, a position he held until the flag:

“We got a good start and managed to build a gap to Charlie. I thought I’d settle into a rhythm, but Charlie was pretty motivated to get his first win and pushed me hard – we were flat out all the way to the flag.

“He’s got some speed and I expect the same in the next race. There’s nothing else I can do but keep up the pace in front. As the leader I set the pace, and I’d much rather lead and cope with the pressure than follow.”

Both front-runners had been trading top times and at one point the gap was down to just 0.3 seconds. As he anticipated, Eastwood was able to maintain a strong pace consistently throughout the 14 laps and came away with the fastest lap of the race and his best result to date:

“Dan got a bit of a gap at the start so I kept chipping away, but when I got close it was a different thing to get past. Dan’s really experienced and he knows what he’s doing, he doesn’t crack under pressure like most would. Four laps from the end we hit traffic and I dropped over a second which was it really. It was such a good race and gives us confidence for race two. We won’t change much as the car was really consistent.”

Converting his third on the grid into a podium finish was Tom Sharp (IDL Racing), fending off an early challenge from Lewis Plato (Team Redline) but unable to close the gap to the flying pair ahead:

“We got a good start, being on the inside always helps. I knew it would be difficult to gain positions, but at the same time I didn’t want to lose any. Coming into the hairpin you never know quite what to expect, so it was good to hold position. I flat spotted a tyre early on which caused a vibration throughout the race, but it didn’t really make a difference as the boys up front just scampered away. Starting from fifth for race 2 I need to make some progress and I need to turn it around to achieve our goal of third in the championship. I’ll have a go!”

An intense battle behind between Plato and Tom Oliphant (Team Redline) went all the way to the line, Plato always seeming to have the rapid Oliphant covered. A last lap attempt saw Oliphant go wide at Nelson, backing the fast-starting Stephen Jelley (Team Parker Racing) into Dino Zamparelli (GT Marques). This sparked a chain of events that ended in contact between the two and a heavy crash for Jelley on the run to the flag. The driver emerged unscathed, but will not take part in race two.

Euan McKay (IN2 Racing) wrote a similar lights to flag story in the Pro-Am1 category, the Rookie driver maintaining his qualifying form to take ninth overall and a comfortable category win – his fifth in a row:

“It was a pretty casual race and I just held position. I had a really good race with Latif, but I made a mistake and from then on it was a question of trying to hold on to the Pros. I want to make a good start in race two and keep my nose ahead, I want to keep winning.”

Behind, brother Dan McKay (IN2 Racing) was being stalked by the impressive Greg Caton (G-Cat Racing), who proved himself every bit as capable behind the wheel as managing the team to take second. Dan McKay kept in touch to take the final Pro-Am1 podium position.

A three-way struggle for the lead in Pro-Am2 was separated by less than a second, with Adrian Barwick (Team Parker Racing) taking the class lead from Tautvydas Barstys (Juta Racing) and Peter Kyle-Henney (Parr Motorsport). However, contact between the leading pair left Kyle-Henney to take victory from Iain Dockerill (Asset Advantage Racing) and Shamus Jennings (G-Cat Racing), who defended well from the recovering Barstys.

Kyle-Henney said: “We’re really pleased with the win as we were so close to pole again.  Today was all about staying with the guys ahead and keeping out of trouble on the opening lap. When the two ahead made contact it made it easy for me. If I can get a good start in race two and get in front, hopefully I should be able to stay there.”

After an action-packed round nine, 24 cars will line up for round ten at 15.25 with live coverage on ITV4.

Race One Results

Media release: 31st July 2016

 

Source: TSL Timing

 

Pos.     Class          Driver                               Nat.       
Entry                                      
Time           
Gap        
1
Pro
Dan Cammish
GBR
Redline Racing
26:19.398 -
2 Pro Charlie Eastwood
GBR Redline Racing 26:21.079 - 1.681
3 Pro Tom Sharp
GBR IDL Racing
26:32.031 - 12.633
4 Pro Lewis Plato
GBR Team Redline 26:38.230 - 18.832
5 Pro Tom Oliphant
GBR Team Redline
26:38.675 - 19.277
6 Pro Dino Zamparelli
GBR GT Marques 26:40.088 - 20.690
7 Pro Jonas Gelzinis
LTU
Juta Racing 26:43.491 - 24.093
8 Pro Alessandro Latif
GBR GT Marques
26:44.657 - 25.259
9 ProAm1
Euan McKay
GBR In2 Racing 26:45.453 - 26.055
10 ProAm1 Greg Caton
GBR G-Cat Racing 26:58.256 - 38.858
11 ProAm1 Dan McKay
GBR In2 Racing 27:03.099 - 43.701
12 ProAm1 John McCullagh
GBR Redline Racing 27:08.977 - 49.579
13
ProAm1 Sean Hudspeth
SIN
Parr Motorsport 27:09.593 - 50.195
14 ProAm2 Peter Kyle-Henney
GBR Parr Motorsport
27:24.817 - 1:05.419
15 ProAm2 Iain Dockerill
GBR Asset Advantage Racing
27:27.813 - 1:08.415
16 ProAm2 Thomas Jennings
GBR G-Cat Racing
27:37.529 - 1:18.131
17 ProAm2 Tautvydas Barstys
LTU
Juta Racing
27:38.003 - 1:18.605
18  ProAm2 Mark Radcliffe
GBR Intersports
27:55.640 - 1:36.242
19 ProAm2 Barrie Baxter GBR Redline Racing 28:02.315 - 1:42.917
20 ProAm2 Rupert Martin
GBR Team Parker Racing
28:23.273 - 2:03.875
21 ProAm2 Mark Cowne
GBR In2 Racing 26:59.083 1 Lap
DNF
Pro Stephen Jelley
GBR Team Parker Racing 24:44.585 1 Lap
DNF ProAm2 Peter Parsons
GBR The Car Loan Centre
22:24.790 3 Laps
DNF ProAm1 Justin Sherwood
GBR Team Parker Racing 17:26.238 5 Laps
DNF  ProAm2  Adrian Barwick
 GBR Team Parker Racing 15:56.104 6 Laps

 

Fastest Lap


Pro - Charlie Eastwood (Redline Racing) - 1:52.114

 

ProAm1 - Euan McKay (In2 Racing) - 1:53.075

 

ProAm2 - Tautvydas Barstys (Juta Racing) - 1:55.057

 

Grid - Race Two

 

Media release: 30th July 2016

 

Source: TSL Timing

 

Pos.     Class          Driver                               Nat.       
Entry                                      
Time           
Gap        
1
Pro
Dan Cammish
GBR Redline Racing
1:51.274 -
2 Pro Charlei Eastwood
GBR Redline Racing 1:51.539 - 0.265
3 Pro Dino Zamparelli
GBR GT Marques
1:51.757 - 0.483
4 Pro Lewis Plato
GBR Team Redline
1:51.823 - 0.549
5 Pro Tom Sharp
GBR IDL Racing
1:51.892 - 0.618
6 Pro Tom Oliphant
GBR Team Redline 1:52.213 - 0.939
7 Pro Alessandro Latif
GBR GT Marques 1:52.366 - 1.092
8 Pro Jonas Gelzinis
LTU
Juta Racing
1:52.439 - 1.165
9 Pro Stephen Jelley
GBR Team Parker Racing
1:52.442 - 1.168
10 ProAm1 Euan McKay
GBR In2 Racing
1:52.558 - 1.284
11 ProAm1 Dan McKay
GBR In2 Racing 1:52.800 - 1.526
12 ProAm1 Sean Hudspeth
SIN
Parr Motorsport
1:53.075 - 1.801
13
ProAm1 Greg Caton
GBR G-Cat Racing
1:53.456 - 2.182
14 ProAm1 Justin Sherwood
GBR Team Parker Racing 1:53.760 - 2.486
15 ProAm2 Tautvydas Barstsys
LTU
Juta Racing 1:54.660 - 3.386
16 ProAm2 Peter Kyle-Henney
GBR Parr Motorsport 1:54.813 - 3.539
17 ProAm1 John McCullagh
GBR Redline Racing 1:54.909 - 3.635
18  ProAm2 Mark Radcliffe
GBR Intersports
1:55.381 - 4.107
19 ProAm2 Adrian Barwick
GBR Team Parker Racing 1:55.491 - 4.217
20 ProAm2 Thomas Jennings
GBR G-Cat Racing 1:55.493 - 4.219
21 ProAm2 Peter Parsons
GBR The Car Loan Centre
1:55.549 - 4.275
22 ProAm2 Iain Dockerill
GBR Asset Advantage Racing
1:55.744 - 4.470
23 ProAm2 Barrie Baxter
GBR Redline Racing 1:56.916 - 5.642
24
ProAm2 Rupert Martin
GBR Team Parker Racing 1:57.114 - 5.840
25 ProAm2 Mark Cowne GBR In2 Racing 2:01.451 - 10.177

Cammish takes second win to make it a century for Redline Racing

Media release: 31st July 2016

 

Source: Porsche Cars GB

 

A superb start signalled Dan Cammish’s intention as he surged ahead to score a historic 100th win in the Porsche Carrera Cup GB for Redline Racing. Cammish had the legs of the hard-charging Eastwood, and as he extended his championship lead fittingly became the driver to take the team’s landmark win:

“It was a really good weekend and it’s been great to play a part in Redline Racing achieving their 100th win. I’m glad we’ve carried our pace over as we were so quick in testing and I’ve made a real effort to do that. We got a good start, the balance changed and came good in the middle which allowed me to control the pace.

“This weekend gives me the momentum back towards the end of the season after the weekend we had at Croft. We’ve always had so much speed, and seven wins, two seconds and a seventh isn’t bad.”

Completing his best weekend of the season and scoring a fourth podium to consolidate his third place in the championship was Porsche GB 2016/2017 Scholar Charlie Eastwood (Redline Racing). Despite trading fastest laps with Cammish in the mid stages of the race, an early mistake meant Eastwood was never quite close enough to challenge for the lead:

“It’s been great with two very solid results. Since Friday we’ve had really good pace, and on the first lap of that race I went wide onto the grass and lost a little momentum. Someone of Dan’s calibre doesn’t make mistakes so to catch that up in 12 laps is hard. We chipped away and closed towards the end but it wasn’t enough.

“Even though it’s been my best weekend and I’m really pleased, I’m a racing driver and always want the win. It’s a big step forwards and gives us hope for the rest of the season.”

Holding third place was Dino Zamparelli, the GT Marques driver pressured in the latter stages of the race by Tom Oliphant (Team Redline), who took fourth off the line after a slow start from team mate Lewis Plato. Zamparelli could do no more than minimise his points deficit to Cammish, a less than ideal situation for the Bristol-based driver after such a strong weekend at Croft:

“Even though we got a podium I’m not really happy as we’ve been struggling for pace. Over the first few laps it was okay but we tailed off a lot. It’s frustrating as I don’t know why - I felt okay but we just weren’t near the front. It’s damage limitation and we’ll have to go away, look at it, and see what we can do. We’ll regroup for Knockhill and hopefully be back in the fight.”

An early battle between Tom Sharp (IDL Racing) and Jonas Gelzinis (Juta Racing) was resolved in Sharp’s favour after Gelzinis outbraked himself into Brundle, leaving Sharp clear in fifth. The flying Euan McKay (IN2 Racing) had been running with the pair to lead Pro-Am1 after a good opening lap, but not one to be outdone by his brother, Dan McKay (IN2 Racing) steadily closed the gap to take the class win on the very last lap, his first of 2016:

“If I’m honest the race was really good fun. Euan got a great start but mine wasn’t so good which meant I spent a lot of time trying to make my way through. The car came good by the mid-point of the race and I started to close on Euan as his tyres went off. The boys at IN2 Racing did a great job.

I’ll remember the last lap for a while. It’s been hard to wait for half a year to get my first Pro-Am1 win of 2016, but this could be the start of something good.”

Sean Hudspeth (Parr Motorsport) returned to the podium after holding first race podium finisher Greg Caton (G-Cat Racing) at bay, with Justin Sherwood (Team Parker Racing) in close attendance for fifth.

A less fraught Pro-Am2 race was won by Tautvydas Barstys (Juta Racing), the Lithuanian driver putting together his most consistent race for the season to take the victory:

“I didn’t make any mistakes and it’s the first time I’ve driven this consistently. In the previous races I made a few mistakes but this time I was really focused. I wasn’t being pushed that hard from behind which helped me to the win. I think concentrating on being smooth made the difference.”

Peter Kyle-Henney (Parr Motorsport) took his fourth consecutive podium in second with a combined performance that saw him take the ‘Driver of the Weekend’ award, while Mark Radcliffe (Intersport Racing) kept his championship very much alive in third. An incident between Adrian Barwick (Team Parker Racing) and race one podium finisher Shamus Jennings (G-Cat Racing) left Barwick with a 10 second penalty.

A landmark win for Redline Racing and strong performances for team mates Cammish and Eastwood set the scene for rounds eleven and twelve which will take place in less than two weeks at Scotland’s challenging Knockhill.

Race Two Results

Media release: 31st July 2016

 

Source: TSL Timing

 

Pos.     Class          Driver                               Nat.       
Entry                                      
Time           
Gap        
1
Pro
Dan Cammish
GBR
Redline Racing 22:42.794 -
2 Pro Charlie Eastwood
GBR Redline Racing 22:44.280 - 1.486
3 Pro Dino Zamparelli
GBR GT Marques
22:49.324 - 6.530
4 Pro Tom Oliphant
GBR Team Redline
22:49.772 - 6.978
5 Pro Tom Sharp
GBR IDL Racing
22:55.935 - 13.141
6 ProAm1 Dan McKay
GBR In2 Racing 23:01.373 - 18.579
7 Pro Lewis Plato
GBR Team Redline 23:01.657 - 18.863
8 ProAm1 Euan McKay
GBR In2 Racing 23:01.897 - 19.103
9 Pro Jonas Gelzinis
LTU
Juta Racing 23:04.673 - 21.879
10 ProAm1 Sean Hudspeth
SIN
Parr Motorsport 23:08.118 - 25.324
11 ProAm1 Greg Caton
GBR G-Cat Racing 23:09.568 - 26.774
12 ProAm1 Justin Sherwood
GBR Team Parker Racing 23:10.472 - 27.678
13
Pro Alessandro Latif
GBR GT Marques 23:17.767 - 34.973
14 ProAm2 Tautvydas Barstys
LTU
Juta Racing
23:29.250 - 46.456
15 ProAm2 Peter Kyle-Henney
GBR Parr Motorsport
23:30.327 - 47.533
16 ProAm2 Mark Radcliffe
GBR Intersports
23:34.571 - 51.777
17 ProAm2 Iain Dockerill
GBR Asset Advantage Racing
23:40.743 - 57.949
18 ProAm2 John McCullagh
GBR Redline Racing 23:41.812 - 59.018
19 ProAm2 Peter Parsons
GBR The Car Loan Centre
23:47.665 - 1:04.871
20 ProAm2 Adrian Barwick
GBR Team Parker Racing 24:06.457 - 1:23.663
21 ProAm2 Rupert Martin
GBR Team Parker Racing
24:08.970 - 1:26.176
22 ProAm2 Thomas Jennings
GBR G-Cat Racing
24:12.762 - 1:29.968
23 ProAm2 Barrie Baxter
GBR Redline Racing
24:19.670 - 1:36.876
24
ProAm2 Mark Cowne
GBR In2 Racing
22:52.223 1 Lap

 

Fastest Lap


Pro - Dan Cammish (Redline Racing) - 1:52.834

 

ProAm1 - Dan McKay (In2 Racing) - 1:53.493

 

ProAm2 - Tautvydas Barstys (Juta Racing) - 1:55.807