Redline Racing’s Daniel Cammish, In2Racing’s Euan McKay and Intersport’s Mark Radcliffe claimed the class victories in race one of the Porsche Carrera Cup GB championship at Knockhill. The three drivers have been the centre of attention of the championship in Scotland. The trio dominated their classes in the qualifying session and went on to dominate in round eleven of the championship in their classes too.
Charlie Eastwood has been a fairly dominant rookie in the championship since the series resumed at Snetterton. This shows the Porsche Scholarship winner has found some pace he had been lacking in the car. Tom Sharp has gradually been fighting his way up through the grids during the season. He gained a podium finish in race one of the weekend at Knockhill by finishing third behind Eastwood and Cammish. The podium was well deserved for the IDL Racing team.
GT Marques’ Alessandro Latif had a spin early on in the session, this ended any opportunity of him taking a podium. Tom Oliphant recovered after a trip through the gravel trap at the start of the race to finish in seventh.
One place behind Oliphant was the dominant Euan McKay who won the Pro-Am1 class. His brother Daniel McKay climbed inside the top ten for a second in class finish with Sean Hudspeth third in class but eleventh overall. The recovering Latif finished behind the two McKay brothers in twelfth.
Mark Radcliffe took the victory in the Pro-Am2 class with Peter Kyle-Henney taking second for Parr Motorsport with Thomas Jennings taking third for the G-Cat Racing team. Despite being the winner at the flag, Mark Radcliffe was excluded for the race due to failing the ride height part of scrutineering post-race. Tautvydas Barstys was moved up into third in the Pro-Am2 class for the Juta Racing team.
©Fay Tilley 15th August 2016.