Meadows Completes The Double At Thruxton


 

Samsung UHD TV Racing driver Michael Meadows further extended his championship lead with victory in Round Six of the Porsche Carrera Cup of Great Britain at Thruxton; Redline Racing taking a podium sweep.

From the rolling start, reigning double champion Meadows drove away from his younger teammate Josh Webster, looking simply imperious. To complete a great day for the Redline Racing team, Victor Jimenez converted third on the grid into third on the podium. “That was very good. It was a case of third time lucky for me at the rolling start and I judged it really well this time,” said a very happy Meadows.

Oscar King was unable to re-capture his form from the opening race, although he did enjoy a hard and ultimately successful battle with Paul Rees for fourth position. Mark Cole endured a lonely race finishing sixth again and apparently lacking the pace he had enjoyed on Saturday when he ended up with two stunning fourth positions on both grids.

Graeme Mundy enjoyed a case of de ja vu, again finishing seventh and as the only Pro-Am1 entry, victorious in this class. “It was a similar sort of race: if the car was as good for the rest of the race as the first five laps, it would be good,” Mundy concurred.

Pro-Am2 though, was yet again the scene of the best racing. Kelvin Fletcher managed to snatch the class lead off of Steven Liquorish after a good scrap, whilst race one class victor Peter Kyle-Henney watched on. Biding his time, Liquorish fought back at the daunting Church corner. Unfortunately, as Fletcher ran wide on the exit of the corner he fell to third in class and filled his radiator with grass.

A further mistake at the Chicane meant the Emmerdale actor fell away from his two class rivals. Liquorish and Kyle-Henney continued to fight tooth and nail but they crossed the finishing line in that order. “We got the right result this time! Peter (Kyle-Henney) drove very well and didn’t make any mistakes, ” said Liquorish whilst second place in class man Kyle-Henney added: “That was good exciting stuff. It just takes one small mistake and that is what I was looking for but it didn’t come. Steven and I had pretty much the same pace.”

Next up on the Carrera Cup GB calendar is the much vaunted trip across the Channel to Le Mans, joining the French Carrera Cup to support the famous 24 Hours. Whilst Meadows has stamped his authority over the series in 2014, with such a dramatically different circuit next on the calendar, literally anything could happen.