It was business as usual at Oulton Park today as James Sutton topped testing for the Porsche Carrera Cup GB ahead of rounds seven and eight of the championship.
Sutton was positive that he could further improve his lap times despite leading the way. “The lap was a little bit scrappy and I think there is more to come,” said Sutton. “The car is fantastic and we're looking in good shape” he said.
The SAS Redline Racing driver set the pace with a laptime of 1:22.788 followed by teammate Michael Meadows, who was 0.277 seconds behind.
“James found a bit of time on me, but our base set-up is good and the team has done a great job,” said Meadows following the test session.
With SAS leading the way Parker teammates Stephen Jelley and Euan Hankey. Ben Hetherington would take fitfh place with TCF blogger Richard Plant rounding out the top 6 drivers.
Stephen Jelley was pleased to finish third as he could see the potential ahead. “To put new tyres on and do that on my first flying lap was pleasing, but I think there is a bit more time to come,”
Jonas Gelzinis finished the session fastest of the Pro-Am1 cars despite admitting he was struggling with the car. Rory Butcher finished the session half a second off pace of the Lithuanian driver.“It was okay,” said Butcher. “I've just got to build from that tomorrow and find some more time.”
Ahmad Al Harthy finished the day third in Pro-Am1 even though he day was interrupted by a trip into the gravel.
Pro-Am2 remained a close batter as the leading three drivers finished within seven-hundreths of a second with Steve Parish leading the way followed by Andrew Shelley and George Brewster.
“We've done a lot of work since Thruxton and it's paid off, but it's tomorrow that counts,” said Parish.
Kieron Vernon would finish his first official practice session for Motorbase in twelth place as he steps in to the car previously occupied by Tim Harvey.