Mid-term Report: Porsche Carrera Cup GB
In addition to the BTCC, there’s always a plethora of races on the TOCA support bill. The Dunlop MSA Formula Ford Championship of Great Britain – the series that launched the careers of a host of top drivers including Ayrton Senna and Jenson Button – represents single-seater racing. Sportscar racing fans get their fix with action from the Michelin Ginetta GT4 Supercup, Porsche Carrera Cup GB and Ginetta Junior Championship, whilst the Renault UK Clio Cup, often seen as a stepping-stone to reaching the BTCC, also features. Over the next few days here at btcc.net we’ll be taking a look at their respective seasons so far – today it’s the turn of Carrera Cup GB…
After nine of 19 rounds, it is Carrera Cup Scholarship driver Josh Webster (Redline Racing) who heads the overall points in the Porsche Carrera Cup GB. Never before has a Scholarship driver topped the points in his Scholarship year and Stowmarket-based 20-year-old is determined to maintain that momentum into the second half of the season.
However, double champion Michael Meadows (Samsung UHD TV Racing) knows he must claw back Webster’s 10-point lead and get his bid for a record third title firmly back on track after being forced to miss one of the races at Croft last time out after an off in qualifying. Chasing Webster and Meadows are Paul Rees (In2 Racing) and Victor Jimenez (Redline Racing).
In Pro-Am1, Karl Leonard (Team Parker Racing) currently heads the points but may not complete the season, which could allow Justin Sherwood (Team Parker Racing) and championship newcomer Pepe Massot (Parr Motorsport) to fight into contention.
The Pro-Am2 battle centres on Steven Liquorish (Team Parker Racing) and Peter Kyle-Henney (Parr Motorsport) and after nine races Liquorish has a slender 12-point advantage.
The first half of the 2014 season was topped by a sensational race at Le Mans alongside the Carrera Cup France during the build up to the start of the famous 24-hour race. Ben Barker (Parr Motorsport) made a one-off return to the Carrera Cup GB for the race and emerged to take a fabulous overall victory from a field of more than 60 cars.