Redline Racing’s Daniel Cammish claimed double pole for the two Porsche Carrera Cup GB races at Silverstone this weekend. Cammish is in with a chance of wrapping up the title during this weekend to claim his second title in a row at the same circuit as twelve months ago.
His Redline Racing teammate Tom Oliphant will be alongside him for race one with Team Parker Racing’s Stephen Jelley starting second for race two of the weekend. Tom Oliphant will be looking to take his maiden podium in the Pro class whilst Stephen Jelley will be looking to get back on form after suffering with neck injuries affecting his races at Knockhill. Oliphant will start the second race from fifth whereas Jelley starts race one from third.
Porsche Scholarship winner Charlie Eastwood will start the two races from eleventh and seventh after struggling in the difficult conditions during qualifying. He picked up a flat spot on his tyres and was unable to recover to improve his times. He will no doubt be fighting back during the races to show his potential. No doubt he will be aiming to try and help the Redline Racing team to take the teams championship whilst fighting to try and take the Rookie crown which comes with £50,000.
Dan Lloyd’s return to the Porsche Carrera Cup GB saw him take eighth and sixth during the qualifying session for the two races. Lloyd felt he could have done better but was unable to hook a lap time together properly. His performance has been a stand out in this very competitive field.
GT Marques’ Dino Zamparelli starts fifth for race one and third for race two, he will need to be on top form like last year at Silverstone to stop Cammish from claiming the title this weekend. His teammate Alessandro Latif out qualified Zamparelli with a fourth place start for race one but then he drops down to tenth for race two.
In2Racing’s Euan McKay is close to securing the Pro-Am1 championship, all he has to do is outscore his rival Redline’s John McCullagh by a solitary point across both races to take the title. McKay’s brother Daniel will be starting in second on the grid for the first encounter before the two brothers swap positions so that Dan starts on pole with Euan starting second in class but with a pro driver between. Parr Motosport’s Sean Hudspeth will be starting in third for both races and will be looking to take home more silverware. McCullagh starts both races from fourth in class.
In Pro-Am2 Peter Kyle Henney out qualified John McCullagh on both his best and second best times. G-Cat Racing’s Thomas Jennings will start third in class for race one and second for the second encounter. Intersport’s Mark Radcliffe will start from second in race one and third in race two. The class leader Tautvydas Barstys found that the Silverstone curse he has struck again as he starts fourth in class for both races. Not the ideal thing for the points leader as he only has a narrow six-point lead ahead of pole sitter Peter Kyle-Henney.
©Fay Tilley 18th September 2016.