Sam Tordoff proved to be the quickest of the Porsche Carrera Cup GB drivers this weekend at Silverstone as eight joing the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup race supporting the British Grand Prix.
It looked like Daniel Lloyd would be the highest placed GB driver after he qualified a strong tenth place, just 0.597s away from the pole position of Kuba Giermaziak. Glynn Geddie and Michael Meadows were also within a second of the pole time in fourteenth and fifteenth respectively.
Unfortunately when race day came Lloyd was eliminated on the opening lap of the race. “I was hit from behind at the hairpin and into the back of the Michael Meadows and that broke my radiator, so I was out on the spot.”
Despite the disappointment Lloyd was upbeat about the whole experience. “It was an incredible weekend and to be less than six-tenths of a second off the best Porsche drivers in the world was amazing. Huge thanks go to Porsche Cars GB for making this possible.”
Sam Tordoff drove a strong race to bring his Porsche home in twelfth place, finishing on the tail of championship regular Robert Lukas and just one place ahead of PCCGB charger Michael Meadows.
“I'm delighted to be the top British finisher,” said Tordoff. “Big thanks are due to Team Parker Racing and all my sponsors.”
Rory Butcher (16th), Richard Plant (17th) and Michael Leonard (19th) all had good races, but Ahmad Al Harthy failed to finish after a mid-race clash with another car damaged a wheel.