Meadows Tops Croft Practice


Championship leader Michael Meadows continued his recent good form by topping the times in Friday’s Porsche Carrera Cup GB free practice sessions at Croft.

He lapped the north Yorkshire circuit in a best time of 1m22.172s to head the field by just under two tenths of a second.

The Samsung Smart Motorsport driver said: “We’ve started here from where we left off at Oulton Park. In the first session the track was still a bit damp in places. If it stays dry for qualifying, I think pole could be in the 1m21s bracket. It’s a great way to start the weekend. With the break in the calendar coming up, it is important to finish this weekend in good shape.”

Dan Lloyd was second fastest for Team Parker Racing, 0.165 seconds adrift of Meadows. He said: “We had a really solid, consistent session this morning on used tyres and then found good pace on new tyres. We know where the time is and it could be wet for the rest of the weekend, which won’t be a problem.”

Jonas Gelzinis was third fastest as the Lithuanian driver looks to bounce back from a difficult weekend last time out at Oulton Park which saw him fail to finish on the podium in either race.

Dean Stoneman was fourth ahead of Celtic Speed’s Rory Butcher who won both races at the circuit last year, while James Birch completed the top six in the second Samsung car.

In Pro-Am1 Victor Jiminez set the pace with George Brewster second and Dan De Zille completing the top three.

Newcomer George Wright headed Pro-Am2 for Redline Racing.

For the full classification see here.