GT Marques driver Dino Zamparelli made the most of the qualifying session for the Porsche Carrera Cup GB with Dan Cammish having issues. Zamparelli was able to take advantage to snatch a double pole position. Mechanical issues hit onto the championship leader forcing him to only be able to do one run during the session. This allowed Zamparelli to return to the top of the timing screens for the first time since Brands Hatch. Behind the Bristol based driver was Juta Racing’s Jonas Gelzinis in second place on the timing screens, meaning he starts race one from second but for race two he starts a lower sixth.
IDL Racing’s Tom Sharp starts second on the grid for race two of the weekend but third for race one. Sharp had shown how well he can drive by taking the Rookie Championship victory last year and he will certainly be looking for a strong haul of points during the weekends racing. Mechanical issues struck Redline Racing’s Tom Oliphant during the qualifying session yesterday but he will start fourth on the grid for race one and third for race two. Teammate Cammish qualified sixth for race one and fifth for race two. Team Parker Racing’s Bradley Ellis was a last minute surprise addition to the grid for this weekend and starts from eighth for race one and seventh for race two, this came as a disappointment after the impressive pace he showed during Friday’s practice session.
In the Pro-Am1 category it was Euan and Dan McKay that locked out the front row of the class for both of the two races. For race one Sean Hudspeth starts from third before he starts from fourth for race two with Justin Sherwood starting in his Team Parker Racing run car in third for race two but fourth in race one. Peter Jennings starts race one from fifth before starting race two from sixth, John McCullagh starts race one from sixth before swapping with Jennings to start race two from fifth.
In the Pro-Am2 Tautvydas Barstys for Juta Racing on pole in class for both races, Peter Kyle-Henney for Parr Motorsport in second for both the encounters with Ian Dockerill for Asset Advantage Racing in third for race one before starting race two from fourth in class. Mark Radcliffe for Intersport Racing starts race one from fourth and race two from third. Fifth in class for race one is Barrie Baxter before he drops back to start race two from seventh in class. fifth in class for race two is Thomas Jennings but starts sixth for race one. After a disastrous accident at Oulton Park Peter Parsons starts race one from seventh in class for race one and sixth in race two. Rupert Martin starts both races from eighth in class and last on the grid.
©Fay Tilley 19th June.