Preview: More to Play For – Porsche Carrera Cup GB Finale


The finale of the Porsche Carrera Cup GB on the iconic Brands Hatch GP circuit may not have the biggest title up for grabs, that honour snatched by Dan Cammish and Redline Racing at Silverstone, yet there are still another three drivers titles to be accounted for.

One of the tightest battles this weekend though, may well be for second. In the Pro classification, Michael Meadows (Samsung SUHD TV Racing) and Josh Webster (Team Parker Racing) are separated by only six points (202 plays 196) and but thirty-one points from the second summit is Webster’s teammate Stephen Jelley (171).

Jelley was a double pole-sitter at Brands Hatch on the Indy circuit at the very start of the season but the GP layout is a different animal all together. The fight for second is very much on.

It is perhaps the Rookie contest that will draw the most attention. Tom Sharp (IDL Racing) leads Dino Zamparelli (GT Marques) by a less than comfy six points (153 plays 147). Yet it is the latter with all of the momentum following his double Silverstone success. Our interview with Dino from earlier this week may be found here.

The Team contest is lead by Team Parker Racing, with the Webster/Jelley duo on 367 points and a respectable two points ahead of Redline drivers Cammish and Jordan Witt (365 points). Our interview with the new series champion may be found here.

Witt himself is at the centre of a tremendous dice with Juta Racing man Ignas Gelzinis, the pair split by a paltry one point (132 versus 133) in the battle for Pro-Am1 honours. The class has arguably been the standout in terms of rivalry and the pair will fight firmly and fairly this weekend.

In Pro-Am2 John McCullagh has a seven point cushion over Nerijus Dagilis, another Redline and Juta fight. Yet also a factor is Credit4Cars driver Ian Dockerill, who is only twenty-one points behind the leader (104 plays 97 plays 83) and ready to pounce when the traditional class antics and carnage come into play.

Two free-practice sessions take place tomorrow with qualifying at 12:05 on Saturday. Then both races enjoy a Sunday slot, the penultimate race at 10:35 and the finale at 16:17, the last TOCA support race of 2015. One of the best Carrera Cup GB seasons of recent times is coming to the crescendo. The action will be unmissable.