Dan Cammish, Euan McKay and Mark Radcliffe. Redline Racing, In2Racing and Intersport. These three men have been the stars of the Porsche Carrera Cup GB in Scotland. The trio swept their class classification in qualifying and continued to do so in round eleven of the 2016 season this morning at Knockhill.
Whilst out-and-out, wheel-to-wheel racing may occasionally be conspicuous by its absence, there is something special about watching a driver, or in this case a triplet of drivers, on top form. These men are a cut above in Scotland.
Charlie Eastwood has been a cut above his Rookie class rivals since the series resumed at Snetterton, and another second position validates the extra turn of pace the Porsche Scholar has evidently found.
Tom Sharp has been quietly going about his business and another podium was richly deserved for the single-car IDL Racing squad. An early spin for GT Marques driver Alessandro Latif denied him the opportunity to claim a first podium in the class, but he will have the chance to make amends this afternoon.
The other Tom, formerly of Ginetta fame, Oliphant recovered to seventh after a trip through the sand-pit at the start of the race.
But a single position behind was the victorious McKay, Euan, in Pro-Am1. Brother Dan climbed into the top ten for a second in class, and Sean Hudspeth was eleventh in his Parr Motorsport car. Behind them was the recovering Latif in twelfth.
The aforementioned Mark Radcliffe was the star contender in Pro-Am2, as Peter Kyle-Henney claimed second in class for Parr. Thomas Jennings was third on the rostrum for G-Cat Racing, again showing improved race pace over qualifying performance.
However, despite being the winner at flag fall, Radcliffe is no longer so in the history books. Excluded post-race, Tautvydas Barstys was thus elevated to third in class for Juta Racing.
To say you can predict the results of this afternoon’s race is a stretch, but you wouldn’t feel in anyway surprised if the three men at the top of this morning’s results sheets find themselves there again at 03:40pm this afternoon. Live on itv4, three men at the top of their game in the Porsche Carrera Cup GB.