Redline Racing’s Daniel Cammish stormed to yet another victory in the pro class of the second Porsche Carrera Cup GB race at Knockhill. Euan McKay dominated the Pro-Am1 class again to take back to back wins with Mark Radcliffe hitting back to his earlier exclusion with another strong win.
Cammish got a good start off the line from pole position, Latif was slow off the start which allowed IDL Racing’s Tom Sharp through into fourth with Tom Oliphant following through to fifth. The championship leader soon got into the swing of the race and began opening a gap up to teammate Charlie Eastwood in second. He managed to maintain the gap of 2.7 seconds to Eastwood throughout the race. The two Tom’s (Sharp and Oliphant) provided spectators with a close but fairly raced battle for third place. Oliphant passed Sharp as they entered Duffus Dip on the fourth lap of the race but a tiny mistake from the Redline racer let Sharp get past. Sharp made a small gap back to Oliphant but then made a mistake on the penultimate lap of the race which allowed Oliphant to get the run on him at Duffus Dip. The advantage was soon taken when Sharp managed to get back through on the inside of Leslie’s, he managed to hold onto the final podium position until the chequered flag. fifth place was Alessandro Latif, the best result the newcomer to the championship has had so far.
In the Pro-Am1 class it was In2Racing’s Euan McKay who was having the best 21st birthday ever, taking his second class win of the weekend after qualifying on pole for the class for both races. The rookie driver qualified ahead of pro driver Stephen Jelley, this left the two to have a close battle in the early laps of the race. His brother Daniel McKay also running with In2Racing took his fourth consecutive podium finish in second place. Team Parker Racing’s Justin Sherwood finished the race to take third in the Pro-Am1 class. Parr Motorsport’s Sean Hudspeth was ruled out of getting a podium finish after suffering clutch issues during the race. John McCullagh managed to maintain his 2016 finishing record by taking fourth.
In the Pro-Am2 class it was Intersport Racing’s Mark Radcliffe who fought back to take the victory after being excluded from race one. Juta Racing’s Tautvydas Barstys finished the race in second which helped to boost his hopes within the Pro-Am2 class championship. Shamus Jennings for the G-Cat Racing team secured his second podium of the weekend in Scotland by taking third, he also secured himself the ‘Driver of the Weekend’ award.
©Fay Tilley 15th August 2016.