Josh Webster and Team Parker Racing blasted back to the top of the Porsche Carrera Cup of Great Britain, after a dramatic opening two days at Spa-Francorchamps.
Practice was heavily disrupted on Thursday, by wet weather that was hardly conducive with Porsche racing. The two sessions were led by Samsung UHD TV Racing man Michael Meadows and GP3 convert Dino Zamparelli (Parr Motorsport).
Whilst the first of those sessions ran without notable incident, the Pro-Am1 class resorted to their Brands Hatch antics in the second session. Peter Kyle-Henney (Parr Motorsport) was the guilty party from Pro-Am2 who made contact with a barrier to bring out the first red flag before Mark Cole (Parr Motorsport) and Chris Dockerill (Credit4Cars Motorsport) from Pro-Am1 clashed and between them brought out a second red flag in deteriorating conditions.
Qualifying then and a far simpler, if somewhat spectacular, session to follow. It was also, mercifully for those trackside, drier than twenty four hours previously.
Webster was sublime, in terms of best and second best times for the two races. The top three order for both encounters is identical; Webster, series leader Dan Cammish (Redline Racing), and Meadows occupying the first row and a half on the grid.
Behind G-Cat Racing man Ryan Cullen put in a star performance to line-up fourth for the secondary encounter, that spot taken by an improving Zamparelli for the first.
Team Parker Racing man Stephen Jelley didn’t enjoy quite the same qualifying success as at Brands Hatch, lining up seventh and sixth for both races.
Once the Pro-Am1 cars had been returned to full health, they remained on the circuit for a brilliant session. Karl Leonard (Team Parker Racing), Ignas Gelzinis (Juta Racing) and Jordan Witt (Redline Racing) are the top men for race one. The same is thus true of race two. Intrigue comes in the form of Mark Cole of Parr Motorsport, at the back of the grid for both races due to a mechanical issue a minute into the session.
This author’s favourite class, the gentlemen of Pro-Am2, yet again delivered immensely close action. Graeme Mundy returns to the class at Spa and swept to a double pole for In2Racing, with Peter Kyle-Henney (Parr Motorsport) and John McCullagh (Redline Racing) trailing him for the first race. McCallagh moves up a position for race two and third is occupied by Nerijus Dagilis from Juta Racing.
Full results from these sessions can be found by clicking here.