Porsche Carrera Cup GB

Harvey Takes Win Number Five (From Six)

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Normal service resumed in the second Porsche Carrera Cup GB race of the weekend at Brands Hatch as Tim Harvey romped home in a lights to flag victory despite early pressure from Glynn Geddie.

With weather and track conditions improving the race got under way with Glynn Geddie making a brilliant start that catapulted him behind Harvey in to the first corner, leaving Caine to follow in third place. “I just couldn't get the heat in the rear tyres at the start,” said Caine. “Glynn was mega at the start and it was never going to be easy to get past him.”

For the next six laps Geddie would pressure Harvey out front, as the field came around for the seventh lap Caine would start to close the gap on the two leaders.

On lap nine Caine would catch Geddie and finally battle it out to get past the young Scot, unfortunately Harvey was now three seconds clear with more than half the race run.

With the action up front Tom Bradshaw had gone unnoticed and had closed in on Euan Hankey, passing him on lap seven, by lap nine he had slotted in to fourth place and was setting his sights on the #7 car of Geddie. Bradshaw would sit behind Geddie for the next few laps before making his move in to Paddock Hill Bend on lap fourteen to secure his first podium finish. “I loved that; it was brilliant,” said Bradshaw. Alongside the third place trophy he would also walk away with the driver of the weekend award, while the JHR team took team of the weekend.

Geddie battle on to the end of the race to finish fourth despite a late charge from Charles Bateman, who after running wide at Surtees would have to settle for fifth ahead of Euan Hankey.

Ollie Jackson drove a solid race to finish seventh overall and take the pro-am1 victory ahead of Tony Gilham who battled it out with Jonas Gelzinis until the last lap.

Paul Mace took the win in pro-am2 after Steve Parish was sidelined on the opening lap. Mark Hazell lead the early stages before being passed by Mace at Surtees, “Mark made it difficult and I had two wheels on the grass” said Mace of the maneuver. George Richardson would battle to second with Glenn McMenamin taking third.

Tom Bradshaw, Tony Gilham and George Richardson would take the fastest laps of the race meaning that with Tim Harvey and Michael Caine recording exactly the same points the top of the championship table that gap between the two remains as it did before the weekend.

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