Michael Meadows has returned to form at Knockhill, dominating the early stages of the Porsche Carrera Cup GB meeting at the Scottish venue.
Fastest in Friday practice, the Samsung UHD TV Racing pilot continued to show excellent pace during a treacherous qualifying session and snatched a vital double pole position.
“It is good to be back! I have got to take everything I can get. As soon as we went out, the car was good,” said the reigning double champion.
Championship leader Josh Webster had acknowledged prior to the proceedings in Scotland that Meadows would be tough to be beat. He may not quite have expected to find himself third on both of the grids, for races twelve and thirteen of the season. His Redline Racing teammate Victor Jimenez put in an amazing performance to steal two front row positions for tomorrow’s encounters.
The Spaniard was delighted, saying, “The conditions were very difficult and the track was very slippery at the start. I had to push every lap.”
The duel for Pro-Am1 honours was also a strictly Redline Racing affair. Jordan Witt bested Rob Smith, despite his limited experience in the category. “The car was definitely good,” said Witt, adding “Track conditions got worse as it started to get a bit drier.”
Pro-Am2 duo Steven Liquorish (Team Parker Racing) and Peter Kyle-Henney (Parr Motorsport) may have been slightly bemused to see their regularly fierce battle interrupted by series newcomer Carol Brown (In2Racing). Despite first trying the Type 991 GT3 Cup on Friday during practice, Brown was straight on the pace in qualifying and took a double pole position right from under the noses of the regulars. The former Scottish Legends Champion was very happy, commenting “Pro-Am2 pole is very good, even though the times are very close.”